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The power of Polyphenols

Red wine and Apples are two of the main foods of the Mediterranean diet. Recent studies suggest that consuming them in the right way can reduce the risk of cancer and heart problems.

The traditional Mediterranean diet is important for our health because its foods contain healthy elements.

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Sometimes it takes a while for children to warm up to new stepparents.

Q: I'm a newly married stepmom. I have to admit, my husband and I jumped into this pretty quickly, only knowing each other a little under a year before getting married. Our marriage is solid, but his children are just not warming up to me. I knew it would take time, but we just don't seem to be making any progress. Help!

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Piggy Bank

Saving for your child's future ... or yours: Which takes priority?

Q: I am worried about saving money for retirement while planning expenses for my children's college years. Is there a way to do both?

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Boomers

Is the Baby Boom generation really that different?

In many respects, the answer is no, but there are important ways the 78 million people born from the end of World War II to 1964 are distinguishable from all previous generations. The distinctiveness is not just in the numbers, but also in values, life choices, and longevity.

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Excercise gently

Are you a weekend warrior?

Aging puts some limits on how long and how intensely you can exercise. Growing older also makes you more prone to injuries during physical activity. Boomers can be at particular risk though, because they might just be discovering their bodies aren't as young as they used to be. By all means, exercise to stay in shape, but take precautions to prevent injuries.

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Try these wonderful ways for grandparents to spend terrific time with grandkids.

"What do you wanna do? I dunno -- what do you wanna do?" These words are all too familiar between grandparents and grandkids looking to spend time together. The goal is to really spend time together: talking, relating, sharing unique life adventures. After all, grandparents have so much wisdom to offer. And kids, well, grandparents never experienced being a kid in this millennium, so the youger generation has something to share, too. If you're in San Diego or Southern California, try these fun ideas. If you're somewhere else, look for similar opportunities in your town (or come visit San Diego).

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Hera Dore, RN, MSN

Hera Dore, RN, MSN manages the Surgical Acute Care and Oncology Units at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She has been a nurse since 1980 and has worked with a variety of patient age groups and families. In her role as a manager, Hera is involved with the patients as well as the staff. Her past experiences include Critical Care, staff development, and education. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Houston in 1992.
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