Sleep Deprivation Healed With Amber-Tinted Glasses. Really?

Do you suffer from sleep deprivation? Tried just about every recommendation, but still not getting enough ZZZ’s? And, are you someone who is tech obsessed with smartphones and tablets?   Then the solution you’re looking for, might just be to wear amber-tinted glasses. The glasses block the blue-wavelength light emitted from many hi-tech devices. That…

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Exercises For People With Alzheimer’s Helps Lessen Impact of Disease

Exercises for people and patients with Alzheimer’s disease can improve their mood, confidence, and self esteem. Physical health is important even while battling mental and cognitive decline. Although exercise won’t cure the disease, it can lower the risk of heart disease, some forms of cancer, and other ailments. Many activities are low-impact and easy on…

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August is National Immunization Month, Seniors Get Your Shots

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). It is observed annually to remind people of all ages, especially seniors, to be current on their vaccinations. August: Vaccinations For Seniors The CDC (Centers For Diseases Control) highly recommends that all age groups review their vaccination records this month and get up to date on vaccines they…

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Vitamins And Aging: Which Supplements Should You Really Take?

Vitamin supplements are an important part of our daily diets as they provide nutrients we don’t always get from our meals. However, as we age and hit our 60’s and older, should we be taking the same vitamins as when we we were in our 30’s and 40’s? Our common sense says, probably not. Our…

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SNF And Other Health Care Providers Getting Big Raise From CMS

SNF (skilled nursing facilities), including  inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehab facilities are getting a $975 million collective raise next year from the CMS (Center For Medicaid Services). In addition, CMS also finalized several policy changes for each provider type to help reduce the burden on them and the patients that use their facilities. For…

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Facebook, YouTube Rated Most Popular Media Websites By Seniors

Facebook and YouTube rate as the most favorable social media web sites by senior citizens. These seniors, age 65 and older, also enjoy social media, according to according to Pew Research.   The statistics breakdown further shows that forty-one percent of seniors said they use Facebook, while 40% said they use YouTube. The next most-used…

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Nordic Diet, What It Is, How It Works, Why People Love It

The Nordic diet is the latest health food diet craze sweeping through the United States. This diet is based on the traditional cuisine found in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, the Scandinavian countries. Nutritionists believe that the Nordic diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Indeed, obesity rates in Northern Europe are…

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Happy Mood May Lead To A Reduction In Cancer Tumors

A happy mood is a great thing. It’s well documented that a person’s mood can positively impact their health. Feel happy and your body and mind are firing on all cylinders. But, if you’re in a bad mood, watch out; you may get headaches, feel depressed, lose your appetite, and have sleepless nights. And, even…

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AFib (Atrial Fibrillation) Diagnosis Now Improved With New Digital Monitor

AFib (atrial fibrillation) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Right now at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Normally, the heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In AFib, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat…

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CMS Boosting Dialysis Centers Budgets By 190 Million Dollars

CMS ( Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services) will increase compensation to dialysis centers by 190 million dollars. In addition, the centers will receive an additional $30 million in co-pays from Medicare beneficiaries. This will bring their total increase to 220 million.     CMS is encouraging providers to use new renal dialysis drugs, and…

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