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Robert Miranda-Acevedo, Vicki Contie, Margaret Georgiann (illustrations) and Harrison Wein

People eating at Holiday gathering
Raise a Toast to Healthy Holidays
Celebrate the Season Without Risky Drinking
If you’re celebrating the holidays with family and friends, there’s a good chance alcohol will be part of the picture. People drink for many reasons, but if you overdo it there’ll be little to celebrate the next day.
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Dealing With Hearing Loss
Hearing Aids Can Help
Hearing loss can be frustrating. It can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings and to hear doorbells and alarms. But there are ways to treat hearing loss. The most common is to wear a hearing aid.
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