Physical Activity Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp, Lowers Dementia Risk

Physical activity can keep seniors mentally sharp and lower their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Indeed, recent studies by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), shows that physical activity by seniors suffering from dementia — helps slow down the disease’s advancement.       Physical Activity: Study Results More than 450 older adults…

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Epidemic of High Blood Pressure Levels In The United States, Why?

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Epidemic! An epidemic of high blood pressure levels currently exist in the United States of America. You say, of course we’re exaggerating. We say, no we’re not. Just look at the latest statistics. Alarming, to say the least. The fact is more than 100 million U.S. adults  suffer from high blood pressure, according to new…

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Medicare Premiums For Prescription Drugs Will Be Lower In 2020

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Medicare premiums for Part D prescription drugs will drop in 2020, as announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS).   The program, Medicare Part D, also called the Medicare prescription drug benefit, is an optional United States federal-government program to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for self-administered prescription drugs.   The average monthly…

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Emergency Rooms Being Remade To Better Accommodate Seniors

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Emergency rooms are being refitted so as to better accommodate the needs of senior citizens. For many older patients, a trip to the emergency room can be a traumatic, even dangerous affair. Long waits, uncomfortable beds, germ-filled surroundings, and a hectic pace can be very stressful for older people already dealing with serious health issues.  …

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Seizures And Epilepsy More Prevalent In Alzheimer’s Patients

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Seizures are more prevalent in Alzheimer’s patients than previously thought, according to research studies presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019.   These new studies show that seizures as well as epilepsy are much more common in people with Alzheimer’s disease than anyone realized.   In one study, dementia sufferers had about…

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Can Diets And Vitamins Really Protect Your Heart From Disease

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Many health experts recommend diets and vitamins to protect against developing heart disease. But, is this necessarily so?  A recent study analyzed the data from 277 randomized controlled trials that had involved almost 1 million participants between them.   They looked at the effects of 16 nutritional supplements and eight dietary interventions on cardiovascular health…

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Can This Wonder Pill Really Keep You Healthy In Your Old Age?

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Can a wonder pill really keep you healthy, free of disease and illness, in your old age, Will you live longer? That would be a great thing, indeed, if such a wonder pill actually existed. Well, scientists believe that such a pill does exist and is currently being tested with great results.   The pill…

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Minnesota Law Gives Patients Drugs Without Doctor Prescription

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A just passed Minnesota law allows patients to get a one-time emergency refill without a doctors prescription.   Included as part of the new state budget, the law enables a patient to refill their current medication and provide the written prescription later.   In addition, the new law also provides patients taking several drugs, to…

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