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‘There’s no place like home’ is the mantra Dorothy uses to return to her cozy Kansas farmhouse in “The Wizard of Oz,” but local seniors can st…

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One of the most confusing aspects of growing older is navigating the maze that is Medicare enrollment and coverage. But that does not need to …

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Routine health checkups are a key part of staying healthy. Older adults may feel like they’re always visiting one doctor or another. But how o…

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When it comes to managing aches and pains, the local drug store has plenty of ibuprofen, acetaminophen and aspirin. For bigger issues, doctors…

Marla Luckhardt

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A few days ago, I was asked about cannabis. The person who inquired is a local and well-respected cardiologist. He was concerned for one of his older patients who has arthritis and some other discomforts that we all start to experience later in life. At first, I offered to chat with this per…

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Recently, I had a milestone birthday. Turning 70 was a lot easier and more fun than I anticipated. Nothing really changed except that number and a bit of ribbing from Grandpa.

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It’s been a year, well actually more than that, and we now find ourselves venturing out once again. There is an awful lot of confusion about how safe everything is but, since both Grandpa and I have been fully vaccinated, we are a lot more confident than before, with some precautionary measu…

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Eighteen years, and we are still here! That’s how Jan Page, founder and director of Community Connections, describes her feelings about Kaleidoscope, the local “Movement of Hope” for people living with cancer. Like many people, I despise this disease. But with the loving encouragement from t…

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I refuse to take anything for granted now. After a year of a whole lot of not much, I am grateful for so many things. That being said, there are a few routines that I'd prefer to keep up, even though I'm pretty comfortable with our much awaited precautionary in person visits.

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It’s been a year since our lives changed due to the pandemic, and while Grandpa and I wait patiently for our second dose of the Moderna vaccine, I ponder what we will do once we get the all clear.

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Susannah Meyer, Brentwood’s newly elected city council member has been extremely helpful in getting information to our local seniors about COVID-19 and other important issues affecting our community. As a first-time politician, she hit the road running, relaying data to people in her distric…

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On Thursday of last week Grandpa and I got our first COVID-19 vaccines. Both of us were excited to start a positive path towards some normalcy and I wanted to share our experience. When they first announced the groups and ages of those in the first tier after essential workers, Grandpa fell …

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As a woman who was hired by just my first initial so corporate would think I was a man, I was the first and only female in the entire company who was hired for an inside sales position as opposed to a job in the secretarial pool.

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(BPT) - During the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis, patients are quickly overwhelmed by all the decisions that need to be made. Staying al…

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(BPT) - After more than 18 months of taking precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the world is slowly reopening — families and frie…

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(BPT) - Washing your hands. Covering your cough and sneeze. Staying home when sick. These actions help limit the spread of common respiratory …

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(BPT) - Did you know if you or a loved one are living with certain chronic health conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes or kidney di…

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(BPT) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) guarantees loans made by qualified lenders for the benefit of servicemembers, veterans an…