Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

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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Brain Health Improves With Light To Moderate Exercise

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Brain health can improve dramatically even with light to moderate exercise, recent studies show. These improvements in cognitive function occur in the short-term and can last over a longer period of time.  Light exercise improves not only overall cognitive function but more specifically short and long term memory. This is great news for senior citizens…

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Killer Flu Vaccine Could Be Just Around The Corner

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A killer flu vaccine may be just around the corner, a recent study reports. Right now they are three basic flu strains, influenza A, B, and C, and there is no way to predict which flu strain will hit us every winter. The good news is that the new killer flu vaccine can protect against…

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Pain Relievers Can Be Dangerous And Deadly, Know The Risks

Pain killers that you buy over the counter such as Tylenol and ibuprofen, can help you overcome your headache and bone aches, but can also be dangerous. There are risks you need to know about.   For example, many people believe that acetaminophen and ibuprofen are safe. And, yes, if used correctly, they certainly are.…

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Senior Citizens Biggest Fear Are Injuries From Accidental Falls

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Senior citizens biggest fears are incurring possible injuries from accidental falls. Seniors are much more susceptible to falls and it’s one of the leading causes of injury and death among older people. Indeed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), 3 million senior citizens aged 65+ are treated in emergency departments for…

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Workout 15 Minutes A Day To Have A Healthy, Happy Life

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Workout fifteen minutes a day and you increase your chances of having a happy and healthy life. A workout, even as short as 15 minutes every day will strengthen your heart, slow the aging process, and add years to your life. That’s a great deal and one you should sign up for in a heartbeat.…

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Glaucoma’s Early Diagnosis,Treatment, Lowers Risk of Vision Loss

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Glaucoma’s early diagnosis and treatment can lower your risk for vision loss. It is a sneaky disease as it develops slowly, without warning, and if not caught in time, results in irreversible blindness.   Glaucoma is caused by fluid building up in the front part of your eye, increasing pressure and damaging the optic nerve.…

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Medical Breakthrough Advances In Health Research During 2018

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There were many medical breakthrough advances in 2018. Let’s review several and what they do to actually improve our health.   Medical Breakthrough: Fasting Diets It’s really interesting, folks. Obesity is a major epidemic here in the United States, but “diets” were among the top internet searches in 2018. Literally, not a day goes by…

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Sepsis In Senior Citizens: What It Is, How To Treat It

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Sepsis in senior citizens happens when the body battles an infection. It could be  be a urinary tract infection or even pneumonia. Your immune system releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight the infection, and these chemicals can sometimes trigger additional inflammation in your body.   If left untreated, sepsis can lead to septic shock, a drastic drop in…

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