MIMA Healthcare Blog

Your Eyes: Do You Really Know How To Take Care of Them?

January 22, 2020

Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. Would you say that you really know how to take care of them? Could you recognize an imminent problem and identify it? Do you see your opthamologist every 6-12 for routine check ups?   These are basic questions that a Harris Poll recently…

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New Cancer Therapies Will Benefit Seniors This Decade

January 6, 2020

 New cancer therapies will benefit senior citizens in this new decade of the 2020’s. Seniors now living with cancer can look forward to better quality of life based on several medical breakthroughs. Statistics show that 80 percent of cancer diagnoses are in people aged 55 and older, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).  …

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body mass index

Body Mass Index Gives You Information To Stay Healthy

December 25, 2019

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an excellent tool that indicates if you are at a healthy weight. This information is important, as being heavy or obese raises your risk for type-2 diabetes, various cancers, heart attacks and strokes.   BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height.   In addition, keep in mind…

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FDA

FDA Gives Approval For Easy To Use TAP Blood Collection System

December 18, 2019

The FDA, this week, approved the use of a TAP blood collection system manufactured by the Seventh Sense Biosystems.   This device is simple to use, and in addition to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and medical centers, it can easily be used at home by individuals. This is great for seniors as well as anyone…

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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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Your Eyes: Do You Really Know How To Take Care of Them?

January 22, 2020

Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. Would you say that you really know how to take care of them? Could you recognize an imminent problem and identify it? Do you see your opthamologist every 6-12 for routine check ups?   These are basic questions that a Harris Poll recently…

Read More

New Cancer Therapies Will Benefit Seniors This Decade

January 6, 2020

 New cancer therapies will benefit senior citizens in this new decade of the 2020’s. Seniors now living with cancer can look forward to better quality of life based on several medical breakthroughs. Statistics show that 80 percent of cancer diagnoses are in people aged 55 and older, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).  …

Read More
body mass index

Body Mass Index Gives You Information To Stay Healthy

December 25, 2019

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an excellent tool that indicates if you are at a healthy weight. This information is important, as being heavy or obese raises your risk for type-2 diabetes, various cancers, heart attacks and strokes.   BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height.   In addition, keep in mind…

Read More
FDA

FDA Gives Approval For Easy To Use TAP Blood Collection System

December 18, 2019

The FDA, this week, approved the use of a TAP blood collection system manufactured by the Seventh Sense Biosystems.   This device is simple to use, and in addition to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and medical centers, it can easily be used at home by individuals. This is great for seniors as well as anyone…

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