It’s Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Honoring National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its…

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Senior Citizen Women May Decide The 2020 Presidential Election

Senior citizen women are a powerful voting bloc. Indeed, they may just be a powerful enough group to decide the 2020 Presidential election, says a Harris poll survey.   According to the survey results, the path to victory for candidates in the 2020 elections will run through women age 50 and older. The Harris poll…

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Ways You Can Improve Your Memory As You Age

Ways and techniques to improve your memory as you age and enter your senior citizen years can be very helpful. Ways: Exercise Physical exercise has a direct impact on brain health.  Exercise reduces the risk of cognitive decline with age and protects the brain against degeneration. The results of a 2017 study suggest that aerobic exercise can…

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Can Overweight Fat People Still Be Physically Fit?

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Many fat people, even though they have health issues, still claim that they are physically fit. They point to a MARS 2019 Doublebase Study on consumer health, which shows that a few pounds overweight can combine with healthy lab test results.  But is this actually medically and scientifically true?   It’s important to know because…

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Happy Holidays !!!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

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Charity Scams Target Senior Citizens During Holiday Season

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Charity scams abound throughout the year, but are especially virulent during the Holiday season. While they target the entire general population, they focus on senior citizens. Seniors  can be more attuned to charity pitches due to their age and vulnerability.   Americans are a generous people. Last year, in 2018, Americans contributed nearly $428 billion…

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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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