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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

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

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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zero carb diet

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

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

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

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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robocalls

Robocalls Disruptive, Annoying, and Looking To Scam You

May 23, 2019

Robocalls annoy 9 out of every 10 Americans, yet few take any steps to cut down the number of these incoming calls.   Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to these scam phone calls.   And, despite their annoyance and anger, most people, including senior citizens do not take proactive steps to limit the number of…

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Allergies Bloom During Spring-Summer Time, How To Cope

May 10, 2019

Allergies affect all age groups; from young children to senior citizens. And, now at the start of the Spring-Summer allergy season, the focus is on medications that bring you some relief.   One of the medications prescribed for allergies is Diphenhydramine. It is the main ingredient in several brand name medicines, such as Advil, Sudafed,…

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purple rice

Purple Rice Many Health Benefits, Reduces Obesity

May 3, 2019

Purple rice is back in the news once again and deservedly so. Not as well known as its cousins — white rice and brown rice — purple rice has great nutritional value and is a staple of the Oriental diet. Indeed the ancient Chinese revered this rice and only the Emperor was allowed to eat…

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elder abuse

Elder Abuse Rate of Violence Against Them Increasing, Says CDC

April 18, 2019

 Elder abuse rate of violence against them is increasing, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a recent report.   As the number of American seniors, age 60 and older increases, the rate of violence against them is rising even faster. The statistics are alarming. For example, the rate of nonfatal assaults against…

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dementia

Dementia: What We Know And What We Don’t Know

April 5, 2019

Dementia is a word that scares us. It describes a very serious, debilitating disease. Despite many years of research and expenditures in the billions of dollars, there is no cure for dementia at this time.   After all this research and spent money, what do know and what do we not currently know about this…

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green tea

Green Tea Effective In Fighting Obesity And Related Illness

March 14, 2019

Green tea has been found effective in fighting obesity, according to results from a recent study. It appears that the benefits are due to green tea’s positive influence on gut bacteria.   This news is promising because obesity has become a world-wide problem. Some scientists say it is close to reaching epidemic proportions.   Consider these incredible…

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social security

Social Security Warns Seniors of New Telephone Scams

March 7, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) through a series of public service announcements is warning senior citizens of new telephone scams. in addition they are advising what to do if and when confronted. The number of such telephone scams has significantly increased in recent years. Complaints have jumped jumped from 3,200 in 2017 to 35,000 in 2018.…

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