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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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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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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

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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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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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