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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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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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Prior Authorizations Now Required For Just About All Health Requests

February 13, 2020

Prior authorizations (PA’s) are now being required by many insurance companies for even the simplest procedures and prescription drug medications. This is angering consumers and health care professionals alike.   Insurers are mandating prior authorizations for a widening array of procedures, drugs and tests. Heretofore, prior authorizations were traditionally required only for expensive, elective or…

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Insulin Prices Shaping Up As Hot Button Issue in 2020 Election

February 5, 2020

Insulin prices are skyrocketing, for no apparent reason, and it’s shaping up as a hot button 2020 election issue. The cost of insulin has tripled between 2002 and 2013, according to a study by the American Diabetes Association. In addition, Medicare Part D spending on insulin jumped 840 percent between 2007 to 2017, from $1.4…

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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…

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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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