Coronavirus Gets Official Name, Seniors At Highest Risk

Coronavirus, a respiratory illness that has the entire world nervous and on-edge, officially got a new name this week. It is now officially known as COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. government have declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, and federal officials are warning Americans not to travel to China.…

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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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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Know The Facts


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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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Mark your calendar Ladies and Gentlemen.   This is a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications at drop-off points around the country. It’s easy and it will protect you against accidentally taking medicines you…

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Vaping Is High Risk Activity For Senior Citizens, Stop Now!

Vaping is a high risk activity for senior citizens, that should immediately stop. If you’re over 50, ditch the e-cigarette. The severe warnings by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control apply not only to the teenagers — but to you as well.   Reports of severe breathing problems and deaths related to vaping began…

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The Planet Is Becoming Older

Demographers predict that children born in, for example, Brazil or Myanmar in 2015, are going to live 20 years longer than their compatriots who were born some 50 years before them. And if in Iran people over 60 made up only 10% of the population in 2015, then in just 35 years they will already…

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New Prostate Cancer Blood Test Could Save Lives

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A prostate cancer blood test, new on the market, could save lives. The test looks for circulating tumor cells and could avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. So far, tests are very encouraging. By combining the new blood test with the current prostate specific antigen (PSA) results, the diagnosis is more than 90% accurate, according to…

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Priority Authorization Impedes Effective Health Care For Seniors

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Priority authorization is needed for many procedures before a patients’ doctor can actually proceed. For example, MRI’s, PET scans, radiology, and others will usually require a priority authorization before the doctor can do the procedure.   In many cases, especially when the patient is a senior citizen, time is critically important. And, waiting for that…

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