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Can Exercise Prevent or Reverse Aging? Science Says Yes.

Can Exercise Prevent or Reverse Aging? Science Says Yes. It seems nearly everyone is looking for that fountain of youth. But while there’s no way to avoid growing older, it’s becoming increasingly clear that seniors who manage to remain fit and active into their later years are much better positioned to fight the ravages of … Continue reading “Can Exercise Prevent or Reverse Aging? Science Says Yes.”

Nutrition Assistance Programs Failing for Elderly

Nutrition Assistance Programs Failing for Elderly Nutrition is an important part of an older adult’s life, but federal nutrition guidelines do not address their varying nutritional needs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study. The GAO is an independent nonpartisan agency that works for the U.S. Congress. The report also stated that some foodservice … Continue reading “Nutrition Assistance Programs Failing for Elderly”

Alzheimer’s Care With Recreational Therapy

Alzheimer’s Care: Recreational Therapies Are Effective Against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses Games, sports, and hobbies are generally viewed as recreational activities enjoyed by adults of all ages. But a growing number of studies suggest that golf, chess, needlework, and other recreational activities are effective for long-term care of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Care With Recreational Therapy”

Fraud Alert | Stop Spam Calls

Fraud Alert | Stop Spam Calls When unknown phone numbers pop up on your caller ID multiple times a day, it’s more than likely that those are spam calls. The number of spam calls reported to federal authorities continues to grow primarily because callers can access a large number of landlines and smartphone numbers. In fact, … Continue reading “Fraud Alert | Stop Spam Calls”

Hundreds of Prescription Drugs Are Costlier in 2020

Hundreds of Prescription Drugs Are Costlier in 2020 Prescription medications will cost more in 2020 now that over 100 prescription drug manufacturers raised prices on about 460 drugs, according to AARP, which reported on data analysis done by the healthcare research firm, 3 Axis Advisors. The median increase is an average of 5.2 percent, more … Continue reading “Hundreds of Prescription Drugs Are Costlier in 2020”

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Good news about people doing good things for seniors There’s an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In other words, everyone in a caring community does whatever is necessary to ensure a child’s development. Fortunately, there are compassionate neighbors who want the “village” to also care … Continue reading “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”

2 Flu Strains and Early Flu season Make This A Bad One

2 Flu Strains and an Early Flu season Have Made this Flu Season a Bad One With two prominent influenza strains now ravaging the country – including one that got off to a very early head start – the 2019-2020 flu season has turned out to be particularly severe – especially for kids. Pediatric Flu … Continue reading “2 Flu Strains and Early Flu season Make This A Bad One”

Heartburn Drug Recalls Continue Over Fears of Cancer Risks

Heartburn Drug Recalls Continue Over Fears of Cancer Risks Three more drug manufacturers are voluntarily recalling heartburn medications that may contain a chemical that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says can lead to cancer. Drugmakers have been removing their over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription heartburn medications for the past six months. The move came … Continue reading “Heartburn Drug Recalls Continue Over Fears of Cancer Risks”

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a fast review

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a fast review of a ruling that declared the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate unconstitutional. The high court’s decision on January 21, 2020, came after 21 Democratic state attorneys general and the Democrat-led House of Representatives asked the justices to review a ruling by the Fifth … Continue reading “The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request for a fast review”

Brain Health In The Elderly, Why It Is So Important

Brain Health In The Elderly, Why It Is So Important The cognitive decline associated with an aging brain is a frightening thought for many older adults. But there is good news, as research increasingly suggests that seniors who regularly “exercise” their brain and practice other healthy lifestyle habits may be able to avoid – or … Continue reading “Brain Health In The Elderly, Why It Is So Important”