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every day aspirin

Every Day Aspirin For Seniors With Healthy Hearts Can Be Harmful

December 13, 2019

Every day aspirin that is taken by seniors with healthy hearts can actually be harmful to their health, according to a published study in the New England Journal of Medicine.   The study examined nearly 20,000 healthy adults in the U.S. and Australia with a median age of 74. They found that a daily baby…

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social security benefits

Will Social Security Benefits Still Be Around When Your Kids Retire?

December 5, 2019

Will Social Security benefits be around when your kids retire? That’s more than just the $64,000 dollar question. You probably remember that quiz show, but your kids don’t — as they probably weren’t even born yet.   Right now, it appears that the program will tank for lack of money in the year 2035. According…

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Rapamycin

Rapamycin Makes Human Skin Look Younger, Reverses Aging?

November 28, 2019

Rapamycin, manufactured by Pfizer, is a protein that controls cell growth and metabolism in response to nutrients, growth factors, cellular energy, and stress. It’s is used as a anti-rejection agent in kidney transplant patients aged 13 years and older.   Researchers at Drexel University, first showed that Rapamycin improved cell function and slowed aging in cultured…

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new strategies

New Strategies Seniors Can Use To Lose Weight After Age 50

November 20, 2019

New strategies to lose weight and keep it off are popping up just about every day. Many of these suggestions turn out to be fads or just useless. Whether you’ve battled weight gains for what seems like forever — it’s true that age can have a lot to do with the number on the scale. …

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heart failure

Heart Failure Deaths Among Senior Citizens Surging, Why?

November 13, 2019

Heart failure deaths are surging among senior citizens and the question is why?   This information comes from American Medical Association news published this month that deaths from heart disease among seniors have increased dramatically.   The study results show an increase of 8.5 percent from 2011 to 2017 after years of steadily decreasing. But,…

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drug side effects

Drug Side Effects Change As You Get Older, Be Careful

November 6, 2019

Drug side effects can change as you get older. Sometimes, these changes are for the worse. You need to be aware of potential drug interactions and whether any two drugs you’re taking, actually clash with each other.   Overall, 17 percent of adults over age 65 are likely to have a harmful reaction to one…

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cutting edge technologies

Cutting Edge Technologies Spearheading War Against Alzheimer’s Disease

October 30, 2019

Scientists are now testing new cutting edge technologies in the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The hunt for a cure spans more than 40 years, with not even one success. Indeed, the road to a cure is pockmarked with failed drug trials, dashed hopes, and a dejected aging population staring into the abyss…

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Sleep Activates Immune Cells That Rejuvenate Your Brain

October 24, 2019

Sleep is important for many reasons, but new research in mice suggests that it’s most important function is to restore your brain to great condition for the next day.  Previous studies showed that sleep updates and consolidates short and long-term memories and also disposes neural waste residue. Scientists from MIT  found that immune cells called…

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Cost Of Living Social Security Benefit Increasing In 2020

October 11, 2019

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will increase Social Security benefits by 1.6 percent in 2020. This comes out to an average of about $24 per month for individuals, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday.   This increase for 2020 is less than the 2.8 percent increase given out for 2019, but higher than…

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Natural Sugar Drinks Also Increase Risk For Type-2 Diabetes

October 5, 2019

Natural sugar drinks can increase your risk for Type-2 diabetes just as much as sugar-sweetened drinks, a new study reports. An international team of investigators from Harvard’s School of Public Health and Fudan University in Shanghai, suggests natural fruit juices and diet sweetened beverages, could also increase diabetes risk. The best protection is to switch…

Read More
every day aspirin

Every Day Aspirin For Seniors With Healthy Hearts Can Be Harmful

December 13, 2019

Every day aspirin that is taken by seniors with healthy hearts can actually be harmful to their health, according to a published study in the New England Journal of Medicine.   The study examined nearly 20,000 healthy adults in the U.S. and Australia with a median age of 74. They found that a daily baby…

Read More
social security benefits

Will Social Security Benefits Still Be Around When Your Kids Retire?

December 5, 2019

Will Social Security benefits be around when your kids retire? That’s more than just the $64,000 dollar question. You probably remember that quiz show, but your kids don’t — as they probably weren’t even born yet.   Right now, it appears that the program will tank for lack of money in the year 2035. According…

Read More
Rapamycin

Rapamycin Makes Human Skin Look Younger, Reverses Aging?

November 28, 2019

Rapamycin, manufactured by Pfizer, is a protein that controls cell growth and metabolism in response to nutrients, growth factors, cellular energy, and stress. It’s is used as a anti-rejection agent in kidney transplant patients aged 13 years and older.   Researchers at Drexel University, first showed that Rapamycin improved cell function and slowed aging in cultured…

Read More
new strategies

New Strategies Seniors Can Use To Lose Weight After Age 50

November 20, 2019

New strategies to lose weight and keep it off are popping up just about every day. Many of these suggestions turn out to be fads or just useless. Whether you’ve battled weight gains for what seems like forever — it’s true that age can have a lot to do with the number on the scale. …

Read More
heart failure

Heart Failure Deaths Among Senior Citizens Surging, Why?

November 13, 2019

Heart failure deaths are surging among senior citizens and the question is why?   This information comes from American Medical Association news published this month that deaths from heart disease among seniors have increased dramatically.   The study results show an increase of 8.5 percent from 2011 to 2017 after years of steadily decreasing. But,…

Read More
drug side effects

Drug Side Effects Change As You Get Older, Be Careful

November 6, 2019

Drug side effects can change as you get older. Sometimes, these changes are for the worse. You need to be aware of potential drug interactions and whether any two drugs you’re taking, actually clash with each other.   Overall, 17 percent of adults over age 65 are likely to have a harmful reaction to one…

Read More
cutting edge technologies

Cutting Edge Technologies Spearheading War Against Alzheimer’s Disease

October 30, 2019

Scientists are now testing new cutting edge technologies in the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The hunt for a cure spans more than 40 years, with not even one success. Indeed, the road to a cure is pockmarked with failed drug trials, dashed hopes, and a dejected aging population staring into the abyss…

Read More

Sleep Activates Immune Cells That Rejuvenate Your Brain

October 24, 2019

Sleep is important for many reasons, but new research in mice suggests that it’s most important function is to restore your brain to great condition for the next day.  Previous studies showed that sleep updates and consolidates short and long-term memories and also disposes neural waste residue. Scientists from MIT  found that immune cells called…

Read More

Cost Of Living Social Security Benefit Increasing In 2020

October 11, 2019

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will increase Social Security benefits by 1.6 percent in 2020. This comes out to an average of about $24 per month for individuals, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday.   This increase for 2020 is less than the 2.8 percent increase given out for 2019, but higher than…

Read More

Natural Sugar Drinks Also Increase Risk For Type-2 Diabetes

October 5, 2019

Natural sugar drinks can increase your risk for Type-2 diabetes just as much as sugar-sweetened drinks, a new study reports. An international team of investigators from Harvard’s School of Public Health and Fudan University in Shanghai, suggests natural fruit juices and diet sweetened beverages, could also increase diabetes risk. The best protection is to switch…

Read More