Medicare’s First Ten Drugs Targeted For Price Cuts

Medicare’s First Ten Drugs Targeted For Price Cuts Millions of Medicare beneficiaries will have lower out-of-pocket costs for medication now that the nation’s single largest health program has the power to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug manufacturers. Medicare recipients who took the first 10 drugs selected for negotiations paid a total of $3.4 … Continue reading “Medicare’s First Ten Drugs Targeted For Price Cuts”

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info An international research team has identified a new and rare genetic variant that may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for decades. Led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the team discovered while studying families in Colombia that carry a gene known to cause … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info”

Flu Shots: When, Where, and How To Get Them

Flu Shots: When, Where, and How To Get Them The influenza (flu) season is underway in the United States and health care experts are urging Americans to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the infectious respiratory disease. While the flu spreads year-round, the flu season generally starts in the fall and winter. However, flu activity … Continue reading “Flu Shots: When, Where, and How To Get Them”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert Security experts have consistently cautioned consumers about protecting their computers from hackers. Now, the same warnings are being issued over smartphones. With more people using their phones to shop, bank, and conduct other types of business, hackers are finding a treasure trove of personal information on mobile phones. “I always … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Aging In Place

Aging In Place Some older adults in North Carolina who want to age in place are becoming members of a “pod”—a care pod, that is—to get the services that they need to stay in their homes. CarePods, a Charlotte-based company, is transforming the way seniors age in place in the greater Charlotte area, as well … Continue reading “Aging In Place”

Long-Term Care Industry

Long-Term Care Industry Nearly two years after COVID-19 began spreading across the United States, the long-term care industry continues to feel the brutal impact from the pandemic. The industry had already been struggling financially and the pandemic only made matters worse. An analysis by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living … Continue reading “Long-Term Care Industry”

Best Foods To Keep You Hydrated

Best Foods To Keep You Hydrated When thinking about keeping the body hydrated, what usually comes to mind is a picture of a sweating athlete consuming a brightly colored sports drink after an intense workout. But, the truth of the matter is it’s important for everyone—athletes and non-athletes alike— to stay hydrated in order for … Continue reading “Best Foods To Keep You Hydrated”

Reduce Inflammation From Arthritis With These Foods

Reduce Inflammation From Arthritis With These Foods More than 54 million Americans, or 23 percent of all adults, have one physical condition in common: arthritis. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis is a leading cause of work disability and has an annual price tag of $303.5 billion for medical … Continue reading “Reduce Inflammation From Arthritis With These Foods”

Long Term Care

Long Term Care When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-New York) was growing up, all four of his grandparents lived with him and his family in Glen Cove, New York. Suozzi said three of his grandparents were very sick and his family pitched in to care for them. Suozzi said his mother, a former operating room … Continue reading “Long Term Care”