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Are you short of breath?

Shortness of breath is related to a heart or lung condition in many older adults. As prolonged symptoms can be signs of lung disease, asthma, and COPD, it’s best to pay attention to what your body is telling you and consult your family doctor or visit the emergency department.

10 ways to reduce banking fees

According to the Canadian Bankers Association, 31 per cent of Canadians say they pay no service fees at all and another 45 per cent pay $15 or less per month.” 

Here are some tips on finding the account package that best meets your needs:

1) Maintain a minimum balance 
2) Ask for senior’s discounts if you qualify 
3) Use cheaper online banking services
4) Consider withdrawal fees
5) Take advantage of cash back 
6) Sign up for a low or no-fee account 
7) Avoid convenience fees by using your banks instant teller banking machines 
8) Check whether your account package is still suited to your needs 
9) Shop around  
10) Consider overdraft protection

Talk to your bank, look at your banking habits, and compare account packages.

Get that colon checkup

Don’t Ignore these five Colon Cancer symptoms:
• Blood in stool
• Bleeding rectum
• Abdominal cramping
• Persistent diarrhea or constipation
• Unexplained weight loss

If you’re experiencing any of these for more than a week, ask your doctor for a screening.

A,B,C s of memory loss 

Experts suggest that memory loss can come from tiredness, being anxious or distracted. In fact, losing your way can be an early marker that should raise concern. If memory lapses are accompanied by other problems with language, thinking and decision-making skills seek medical advice.

Where to find your glasses

Funnily enough losing our glasses is a pretty common event. These are the top areas to hunt according to experts:
• Beside the book you’re reading 
• In the bathroom 
• At your computer 
• And last but not least, on your head 


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