House Passes A Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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The House passes a bill today, actually a landmark bill that will lower prescription drug prices. It caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees and direct the federal government to negotiate the price of high-cost, lifesaving medications.   The bill passed with a 230-192 vote, and now goes to the Senate for approval. House…

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Snacks Can Be Nutritious, Healthy, And Still Taste Great

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Snacks are the great American pastime, (sorry baseball fans), an activity that all of us are eager to do. Eating between meals is fun. So much so, that nearly a quarter of the calories American adults eat every day come from snacks, according to federal nutrition data. Snacks, according to the Centers for Disease Control…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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The Top Reasons to Select a Medicare Advantage Plan

This article was written exclusively for our readers by our friend Ashley Lipman. With Medicare, there are more options than you may think. Most seniors who are newly eligible for this coverage select the Original Medicare plan because this is the plan, they are most aware of. Both Parts A and B are included in…

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Dementia Stigma Is A Real Problem,These Strategies Can Help

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Dementia stigma is a real problem nowadays, and if you have a family member with this disease, you’re no doubt going through a very painful time.   Stigma is defined as a “mark of shame.” By steering clear of people with stigmatized diseases, such as AIDS, schizophrenia and even cancer, it’s as if we are…

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Happy Thanksgiving

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.  

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A Gene Variation May Just Be The Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease

A gene variation could be the cure for Alzheimer’s disease according to results from a recent study.   Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Brain changes  include abnormal clumps (amyloid-β plaques), tangled bundles of fibers (tau tangles), and the eventual death of nerve cells. These changes lead to a…

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Know The Facts

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Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. November is designated as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Do you know what epilepsy is? It is the 4th most common neurological disease. While anyone of any age and any…

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