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Senior Health & Fitness Awareness

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As part of our Health Awareness Weekend initiative, WWJ Newsradio 950 will highlight a range of health issues and resources for testing, treatment and prevention.

Specialist Interviews:

Dr. Arestea Kakaris

(credit: Kakaris Family Dentistry)

Dr. Arestea Kakaris, DDS of Alpha Dental centers in Woodhaven, an expert in senior’s dental health and well-being talked with us to help promote National Senior Health and Fitness Day.
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Featured Content:

Troy 7th Grader Helping To Keep Kids Healthy [VIDEO]

“Even if you’re watching TV, you can do a little dance battle if you want to, or do jumping jacks,” says Marissa Orzame.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

The house were 3 abducted women were allegedly held for years. (Getty Images/Bill Pugliano)

Missing Women Reunited With Family, What Comes Next?

The families of the three women rescued from that Cleveland house are no doubt, overjoyed to be reunited with their loved ones, but experts say the women face a long road back psychologically.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

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Sunny Skies And Warm Temps Mean It’s Time For Extra Skin Protection

Dermatologist Henry Lim says look for unusual skin growths.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012

Study Finds Race Not Factor In Standard Heart Failure Treatment

The retrospective study looked at insured patients who were hospitalized for heart failure at Henry Ford Hospital between January 2000 and June 2008.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2012

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Study: Weight Training Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

New research suggests weight training for two years significantly improves the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease compared to other forms of exercise such as stretching and balance exercises.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2012

Find Answers At The Area Agency On Aging

If you’re a senior citizen or someone caring for an older adult, many questions about where to find medical and other services can be answered by your local Area Agency on Aging office.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012

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Aging & Finances: Does Mom Or Dad Need Help?

People plan for retirement but they don’t plan for growing old. From AgingParents.com, click for “Ten Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help Handling Money”.

01/06/2012

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Caregivers Help Keep Elderly Connected

It’s the season for families to stay connected — and seniors are doing just that thanks to one local organization aiming to make life just a little easier.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2011

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Researchers: A Brain Training Exercise That Really Works

Forget about working crossword puzzles and listening to Mozart. If you want to improve your ability to reason and solve new problems, just take a few minutes every day to do a maddening little exercise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2011

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New Studies Show Exercise Is Best for Joint Injuries

A Traverse City family physician has developed a therapy device that relies upon daily exercise sessions of four minutes to eliminate pain from rotator cuff or other shoulder injuries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2011

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