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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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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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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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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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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. The purpose is to increase awareness of diabetes and diabetic eye disease and encourage diabetics to get treatment for vision problems.   According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. All people with diabetes are at risk for vision loss…

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Dementia Risk Is Greater In People Eating High Amounts Trans Fats

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Your dementia risk is greater if you eat large amounts of trans fats, a recent study reports. What are trans fats, you ask? There are two primary sources of trans fats in the human diet: natural and artificial. Natural trans fats are present in small amounts in dairy products and the meat of some animals.…

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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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