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Retiree Appreciation Day for military veterans

Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF), Georgia, will be conducting its annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena.

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The hidden benefits of drinking coffee

Studies show benefits

Coffee, specifically the caffeine in it, helps reduce the chronic inflammation that occurs in our bodies as we age, according to a recent study out of Stanford University.

Keep your fitness goals intact through February

Don't workout alone

The New Year’s resolution rush at the gym is over and you’re well on your way to your 2017 fitness goals! Or are you?

Walking a mile in ill-fitting shoes

Virtual Dementia Tour

I literally learned how “out of step” one can feel when the mind and body are out of sync.

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What you need to know about healthy eyesight

Protecting your eyes

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month – the perfect time to spread the word about the disease.

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Orlando Garden Club classes

Come join a six-week horticulture program with lectures, demonstrations, and participation starting in January 2017 at the Orlando Garden Club, located at 710 E. Rollins Street in Orlando.

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Senior News Line: Better with age

Study shows brains better with age

If you haven't retired and you work for a company that is trying to ease you out due to age, a recent study might change some minds.

Senior Sneakers: Goodbye back pain

How to reduce pain in your lower back

The first step in reducing or eliminating low-back pain is to look for what is causing it in the first place.

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Veterans Post: Diagnosing PTSD, TBI

How you can tell the difference

The Department of Veterans Affairs has come up with a new way to tell the difference between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Letter to the Editor: A LYNX rider's request

On a limited budget, a LYNX senior discount bus ticket would be most helpful and allow me to become a frequent rider.

Surely there must be a better way for a bus driver to affirm one’s over-65 age than to expect seniors to spend a morning on a trip downtown for an unnecessary ID card.

Why is alcohol banned with antibiotics?

Are they safe to have together?

In general, if you are sick enough to need antibiotics, it is prudent to avoid alcohol, and certainly to avoid excess alcohol. But alcohol does not render antibiotics ineffective.

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Senior Holiday Calendar

A holiday band concert will play all of your holiday favorites with Seminole State College’s Jazz Ambassadors and the Community Symphonic Band.

Seminole State College’s Jazz Ambassadors and the Community Symphonic Band will get you into the holiday spirit with two concerts on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6.

How women stay ahead of health problems

Helping women stay healthy

Here are helpful tips on how women can get ahead of heart disease, breast cancer and other conditions.

An attitude of gratitude is healthful year-round

Keep a gratitude journal

Study after study shows that gratitude is not only good for your health, but also encourages positive aging.

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Festival of Trees

Tickets are now on sale for one of Central Florida's favorite holiday traditions: Festival of Trees, which runs Nov. 12 to 20 at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 N. Mills Ave.