NEPA Video About Who We Are

Watch the below video to learn about Lifestyles over 50, who we are, what we do and how we do it. Meet the Northeast PA's publisher Reid Boyer and learn why he is inspired to improve the lives of seniors and families locally. 

NEPA October 2018 Issue

 

Diabetes and Heart Disease: An Unhealthy Relationship

diabetes testDiabetes, which is prevalent among older adults, significantly increases one’s risk of developing heart and vascular disease, including stroke. In fact, about two-thirds of people with type 2 diabetes actually die from complications of cardiovascular disease. “If you have diabetes, your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke is the same as someone who has already had a heart attack,” says Bankim Bhatt, MD, chief of endocrinology, St. Luke’s University Heart Network. “In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without diabetes.”

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Walk with Purpose! Walking for Weight Loss, Fitness, Cardio

walking group3 adjWalking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay physically fit. It can be done indoors (many malls and public buildings offer walking routes) or outdoors.

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Flash Those Pearly Whites

older couple hugging webHow to Get a Brighter Smile
Most people really don’t know why their teeth become more yellow with age and are frustrated with a smile which doesn’t have that pizzazz nymore. There are many factors that can create a dingy yellow smile, including medications early in life, tobacco and even some foods and drink. But the real culprit is Father Time because the dentin underneath the enamel of our teeth darkens as part of the aging process.

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How Many Steps Did You Take Today?

bunch of fitness trackers adjInactivity can lead to a number of health and personal issues, including weight gain, onset of chronic and acute illness and even low productivity in work and daily life. Constant activity can prevent and may even reverse many of these issues. Moving around – by walking, running, even fidgeting in your seat, can help boost a person’s overall health.

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5 Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

real estate agent02 adj“In almost 40 years in real estate one of the most important things that I have learned is to have clear communication with clients and not to assume that we are all speaking the same language.” Below are the five real estate terms that Elissa reviews with her clients to ensure clear communication and the best possible outcome:

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New Medicare Card

New Medicare ID cards are coming, and people with Medicare in Pennsylvania will be among the first to receive them! The new cards will begin to be mailed in April 2018 and will have one major difference – a new Medicare ID number, which is not based on your Social Security number.

To curtail identity theft and Medicare fraud, Social Security numbers will be replaced by a random, 11-digit number that is unique to you. The new cards will be automatically sent to you in the mail by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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