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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…

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blood pressure testing

Blood Pressure Testing At Home, Do It The Right Way

September 25, 2019

Blood pressure testing at home is done by many people suffering from hypertension.   According to research presented last fall at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual meeting, 70 percent of the 103 million American adults suffering hypertension could get it under control by monitoring it at home.   Home monitoring assures that the patient…

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excema

Eczema Can Give Seniors More Than Just Very Itchy Rash

September 18, 2019

Eczema is a very itchy, red rash that is prevalent in senior citizens. As a matter of fact, statistics show that it surges in seniors, aged 60 and up.  But, this skin rash is not only uncomfortable, it can also cause other health issues as well.         Eczema: Causes Believe it or…

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sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia, Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

September 12, 2019

Sickle cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who it have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people with this disease are of African ancestry. But the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic background. Because the disease runs in families,…

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freeze your credit

Freeze Your Credit And Prevent Against Identity Theft

September 5, 2019

So, what are you, an honest consumer supposed to do? Experts respond that one of the most effective protections you can do is placing a freeze on your credit data. It’s not difficult at all. At most, it should take you no more than 10-15 minutes on your computer. If you’re away from your computer,…

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generic prescription

Generic Prescription Drugs Face Huge Approval Obstacles

August 28, 2019

Generic prescription drugs face huge obstacles before they get approved for sale. It’s a big problem for the generic drug manufacturers — but, a potential a life and death situation to patients, when they can no longer afford their medication.   The price difference between generic drugs compared to branded drugs is huge! Don’t get…

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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…

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
blood pressure testing

Blood Pressure Testing At Home, Do It The Right Way

September 25, 2019

Blood pressure testing at home is done by many people suffering from hypertension.   According to research presented last fall at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual meeting, 70 percent of the 103 million American adults suffering hypertension could get it under control by monitoring it at home.   Home monitoring assures that the patient…

Read More
excema

Eczema Can Give Seniors More Than Just Very Itchy Rash

September 18, 2019

Eczema is a very itchy, red rash that is prevalent in senior citizens. As a matter of fact, statistics show that it surges in seniors, aged 60 and up.  But, this skin rash is not only uncomfortable, it can also cause other health issues as well.         Eczema: Causes Believe it or…

Read More
sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia, Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

September 12, 2019

Sickle cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who it have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people with this disease are of African ancestry. But the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic background. Because the disease runs in families,…

Read More
freeze your credit

Freeze Your Credit And Prevent Against Identity Theft

September 5, 2019

So, what are you, an honest consumer supposed to do? Experts respond that one of the most effective protections you can do is placing a freeze on your credit data. It’s not difficult at all. At most, it should take you no more than 10-15 minutes on your computer. If you’re away from your computer,…

Read More
generic prescription

Generic Prescription Drugs Face Huge Approval Obstacles

August 28, 2019

Generic prescription drugs face huge obstacles before they get approved for sale. It’s a big problem for the generic drug manufacturers — but, a potential a life and death situation to patients, when they can no longer afford their medication.   The price difference between generic drugs compared to branded drugs is huge! Don’t get…

Read More