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Daily Aspirin Linked to Brain Bleeding By Researchers

July 31, 2019

Taking a daily aspirin can lead to brain bleeding according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Texas Cardiology Center.   Indeed, if you don’t suffer from heart disease, then there’s little to no benefit to popping a daily low-dose aspirin. In fact, the opposite may happen — this practice may dramatically…

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Driving Safely Tips Most Essential For Senior Citizens

July 24, 2019

Driving safely is especially important for senior citizens, says the Automobile Club of America (AAA).   There are more aged drivers, aged 70 and older, on the road today than ever before. Through many educational programs, better roads and better built cars, driving today is safer than ever before. Nevertheless, because of  the many health…

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Insulin Inhaling Shows Promise In Reversing Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

July 17, 2019

Insulin inhaling, shows preliminary promise in reversing memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients. This latest news was shared by the research team at this weeks meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019   Insulin — a hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar — appears to play a role in normal memory processes. Insulin irregularities…

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The Zero Carb Diet: Is It Really Safe For You To Use?

July 10, 2019

Are you on a zero carb diet? Low carb diets have been popular for years. But now comes a more extreme form of it, called the Zero Carb Diet. It’s even more restrictive as it requires you to eliminate as much carbs from your diet as possible. That’s pretty difficult to accomplish as even vegetables,…

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Anger Is Bad For Your Health, Learn How To Control It

July 3, 2019

Anger is a bad habit that everyone experiences at one time or another. Sometimes, if handled correctly, it can be a catalyst to self-improvement as well as effecting positive changes within your family and outside community.   However, if you find yourself being constantly angry, that’s a bad thing and can lead to serious illness…

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Specialty Drug Prices Soaring, Outpacing Seniors SS Benefits

June 25, 2019

Specialty drug prices are soaring and easily outpacing by 4-1/2 times, the monthly social security payments received by senior citizens.   Specialty drugs treat complex, chronic conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In 2017, retail prices for 97 of those widely used medications increased by an average of 7 percent. This is…

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Brain Electric Stimulation Restores Memory of Senior’s to 20 Year Old Levels

June 20, 2019

Brain stimulation via electrical impulses can restore memory in senior citizens to the levels of 20 year olds.    Some background: The fact is, that unfortunately, our memory starts to decline as we hit age 50. In later years, such as age 70 and older, not only both our short and long term memory get…

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Seasonal Allergies Can Be Alleviated With These Foods

June 13, 2019

Seasonal allergies, several of which occur during the summer, can be alleviated by eating certain foods.   Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, only occur during certain parts of the year — usually the spring or summer. They develop when the immune system overreacts to allergens, like plant pollen, ragweed, and birch.…

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Learned Helplessness: What It Is, How It Happens, Treatments

June 5, 2019

Learned helplessness is a serious psychiatric condition. It occurs after a person has experienced a stressful situation repeatedly. They believe  they are unable to control or change their situation, so they give up.  This illness was first described in 1967, and was based on results from experiments on animals. Psychologists believe that these findings can…

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Stashing Cash By Senior Citizens A Bad Idea, Say Experts

May 29, 2019

Senior citizens stashing cash in their homes, is a bad idea —  say experts.   The statistics compiled by Edelman Intelligence are astounding. Ten percent of older Americans report hiding cash in places around the house, including under their mattresses. But experts say treating your house like a savings account isn’t doing you — or…

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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 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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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, 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 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 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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Fat In Your Diet: What’s Good, What’s Bad, How Do You Know?

August 22, 2019

Fat is an essential nutrient for our bodies. It provides energy. It helps our guts absorb certain vitamins from foods. But what types of fat are good? What types of fat are bad for you? Should you be eating at all? Lots of questions, conflicting answers — but here are the real facts you need…

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Social Isolation A Big Risk For Senior’s Mental, Physical Health

August 14, 2019

Social isolation and loneliness in senior citizen’s can lead to physical and mental illness. Indeed, seniors become vulnerable to chronic diseases such as cognitive decline, depression, hypertension and heart disease.   Social isolation and loneliness are not one and the same thing. About 28 percent of older adults — that’s 14 million people,  in the…

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Dark Chocolate Tastes Great, Can Also Reduce Depression Risk

August 7, 2019

Dark chocolate is a delicious food beloved by many people around the world, and interestingly it may also reduce your risk for depression, according to a recent study. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.…

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