Low Vitamin K Levels In Seniors Can Impair Walking, Mobility

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Vitamin K at low levels in senior citizens can impair their ability to walk and increases their risk for becoming immobile, a recent study reports. Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. Previous studies established a link between low levels of this vitamin and impaired…

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Older Americans Get Closer To Non Discrimination In The Work Place

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Older Americans are on the verge of eliminating age discrimination in hiring and in the work place.  Earlier this week, a House of Representatives committee approved a bill that that gives senior citizens the same rights in the workplace as younger Americans.           Older Americans: What The House Bill Says The…

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Bursitis Can Be Successfully Managed, Learn How


Bursitis is a very painful inflammation of the joints. Almost everyone has some degree of joint pain in life. It can start suddenly in a mild form and eventually get worse over time. Bursitis happens when a bursa in a joint becomes inflamed.   The bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a…

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EEG Test A Better Noninvasive Option To Test For Parkinson’s


EEG testing  may be the most effective way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent report.  Currently, diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease relies on a neurologist’s professional opinion as no scan has definitively diagnosed it. Instead, a neurologist will assess a person by asking them to carry out certain tasks. These may include writing, drawing,…

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Canadian Medicines Bringing Down Drug Prices In Colorado

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Canadian medicines are helping reduce prescription drug prices for Colorado citizens. This is great news for senior citizens as well as families on fixed incomes.   Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed legislation last week  authorizing the state to import prescription drugs from Canada.This new law will lower the cost of lifesaving medicines that millions…

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Lower Prescription Drug Prices Possible With This Plan

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Prescription drug prices are constantly increasing. Not only are senior citizens on fixed incomes struggling, so too is the middle class. Several consumer advocacy groups have offered various solutions.   Here are a few that might just work.       Prescription Drug Prices: Lower Costs Possible One way to lower drug prices is by…

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Save Your Brain, Fight Dementia By Keeping Your Body Healthy

If you want to save your brain from dementia, focus on keeping the rest of your body healthy. Don’t do it with popping all kinds of pills — rather, exercise on a regular basis and follow the new guidelines from the National Institute of Aging (NIA).   The statistics for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are…

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Older Americans Month Celebrated This Month Of May

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Older Americans Month was established in 1963 to celebrate the lives and contributions of our respected senior citizens.   In 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About one third of these senior citizens lived in poverty and there were few programs, on the Federal, State or City levels to meet…

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Flu Season Continuing, Longest Duration In Decade


Flu season isn’t over, folks — it is still with us, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). Even though it’s spring, the CDC says to remain vigilant and protect yourself.   Flu season 2019 has now lasted for 21 weeks; the longest duration in the last ten years. According to Dr. Tania Elliot…

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Heart Attack Rates Significantly Decline For Senior Citizens

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Heart attack rates for senior citizens have dramatically declined over the past twenty years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   An analysis of 4.3 million Medicare recipients’ records found that hospitalization rates for heart attacks dropped dramatically over a 20-year period. Moreover, seniors are also more likely to survive a heart attack…

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