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  • 5 Things Family Caregivers Need to Know About Family Leave

    [caption id="attachment_6309" align="alignnone" width="625"] On the federal law's 25th anniversary, who can't take the leave and what lies ahead? [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Diane Harris for Next AvenueThis week marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work to care for a new child or sick relative or to manage their own serious medical condition without fear of losing their job. The bi...  Read More...

  • What does senior living cost?

    [caption id="attachment_6005" align="alignnone" width="625"] Join us for lunch and learn about the costs and benefits of senior living.[/caption]Johnson County has many senior living opportunities, but have you ever wondered what it will cost to live in one? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?Questions like these and more will be explored at Aberdeen Village’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar August 23.   Read More...

  • When doctors should ignore end-of-life directives

    Things are not always black and white during a health crisisBy Dr. Kathryn B. Kirkland for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_5976" align="alignnone" width="747"] Credit: Adobe Stock - Advance directives will remain an important part of the picture: They ensure that decisions about medical interventions at the end of life are in the hands of patients and that patients’ values drive these decisions, even when they can’t speak for themselves.[/caption](This article was provided by The Op-Ed Projec...  Read More...

  • What’s causing your knee pain?

    The common culprits, plus treatments to considerBy Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_5971" align="alignnone" width="747"] Credit: Getty Images[/caption]Whether it came on suddenly when you were playing tennis or more gradually over many years, knee pain can keep you from doing even the most basic of activities. At the very least, it can limit your ability to move as easily or quickly, or sit in one place for an extended time.Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain for o...  Read More...