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  • Overcoming Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

    National Institute on Aging

    Eating a healthy diet can be difficult as there are many roadblocks to overcome as seniors. Some may include, eating alone, lack of appetite, drug interactions, difficulty chewing and many more. Read this resource to learn how to overcome these difficulties.

  • Food Safety

    National Institute on Aging

    As a senior, it is very important to be aware of the many dangers of unsafe food. Use this resource to learn how to safely handle food while cooking, washing and eating vegetables and meat.

  • Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?

    Medical News Today

    More research is needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of marijuana and marijuana oil in people with active Crohn's disease.

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