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Seniors with prediabetes should eat better, get moving, but not fret too much about diabetes

Almost half of older adults — more than 26 million people 65 and older — have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How concerned should they be? Not very, say some experts. Prediabetes — a term that refers to above-normal but not extremely high blood sugar levels — isn’t a disease, […]

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Summertime downers: Prevention and treatment of sunburn, bug bites and poison ivy

Summertime: A time for contentment, relaxation and adventure. Camping, hiking, picnicking, sunbathing, whatever your outdoor passion, enjoy it to the fullest! However, while you’re frolicking in the sunshine, be mindful of a few annoying problems that can put a crimp in your summertime cheer, namely, sunburn, insect bites, and poison ivy. Of course you’re ahead […]

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The probate process

This column presents general information regarding estate and disability planning and probate. It is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship or constitute legal advice to readers. Individuals with legal concerns should consult with an attorney for advice regarding their specific circumstances. Unfortunately, there are two things in life that are certain – death and […]

Continuum of care offers dementia patients a better quality of life

By Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA | Hospice of the Chesapeake According to some estimates, around 5.8 million people in the United States suffer from dementia-related diseases. An additional 5.6 million age 65 and older are at risk. This is what medical professionals call the Silver Tsunami. A growing elderly population living longer combined with […]

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Plant a native garden, then wait for pollinators

As with many children, my first interaction with wildlife was watching pollinators — butterflies, bees, moths, beetles and other insects — as they flitted from flower to flower. Brightly colored swallowtail butterflies and furiously buzzing bumblebees were some of my favorites. But these insects are not just beautiful to watch. As they move from flower […]

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Old man of the swamp

How about a day trip to a cypress swamp right here in Maryland? The bald cypress trees of Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary located in Prince Frederick, Calvert County are believed to have established themselves about 10,000 years ago. The Battle Creek Cypress Swamp was acquired from the Gray and Keim families and protected by […]

Beach House Vacation

A tradition for many years, our annual family beach vacation is anticipated almost as much as Christmas. We’ve been renting the same beach house for over 10 years. Spending time with my three brothers, their families and our Mom in such a lovely, familiar location just seems to get better each year. Last year, however, […]

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From the desk

Why do so many people love summer? Is it because sunshine is good for our health? Is it because of all the great outdoor recreational opportunities you can’t do in the winter? Is it because we long for the days before we were adults, and when school was out, we could do whatever we wanted? […]

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Spring 2022

In the Spring 2022 issue of OutLook by the Bay, learn about hidden gems at Baltimore Harbor, Camping at Delaware Seashore State Park, free Internet safety classes, and more!”>In the Spring 2022 issue of OutLook by the Bay, learn about hidden gems at Baltimore Harbor, Camping at Delaware Seashore State Park, free Internet safety classes, and more!

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Creepy crawlies by the Bay

We all like earthworms, right? OK, maybe not all of us. But they do have a lot going for them. They till and fertilize our garden soil. They make terrific bait for fishing — think night crawlers. They prop up the robin population. And they’re fascinating to watch. But it turns out that earthworms aren’t […]

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Jeff Bezos is looking to defy death – this is what we know about the science of aging

Daniel M Davis, University of Manchester Jeff Bezos is on a mission to conquer ageing. He has just recruited Hal Barron from GlaxoSmithKline to help lead Altos Labs, the ambitious new anti-ageing company with billions of investment. So what does science really say about this? Could we beat ageing? You can listen to more articles […]

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Four ways older adults can get back to exercising – without the worry of an injury

Exercise is important for maintaining muscle mass. Tom Wang/ Shutterstock Helen Branthwaite, Staffordshire University We naturally lose muscle mass as we get older. This process starts around the age of 36, and by the time we are 80 we’ve lost about 50% of our muscle mass. Long periods of inactivity can also cause us to […]

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Routine and growing gracefully

Our routine often creates clashing contrasts: comfort and dissatisfaction; security and danger; confidence and restlessness; delight and regret; process and immobility; skill and artlessness. These clashes, however, don’t usually pose a threat to our existence. They are just a part of our daily cycle. The comfort of ordering the same Starbucks latte as we’re out […]