Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

Physical Activity Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp, Lowers Dementia Risk

Physical activity can keep seniors mentally sharp and lower their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Indeed, recent studies by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), shows that physical activity by seniors suffering from dementia — helps slow down the disease’s advancement.       Physical Activity: Study Results More than 450 older adults…

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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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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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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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