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Social Distancing Against The Coronavirus, Can It Really Work?

Social distancing is being recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and NIH Infectious Diseases, as an efficient way to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. This proclamation is the most striking example to date of state and local governments acting to halt the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).  …...

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Medicare Now Covers Many Tests and Treatments For Coronavirus

Medicare now covers many tests and treatments for those suffering from Coronavirus, (COVID-19). The number of cases continues to climb in the United States, and therefore Medicare is giving access to testing and treatment for older adults. The fact is that seniors are most at risk for severe illness caused…...

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Salt Is Essential For Your Health, But Too Much Can Be Dangerous

Salt is essential for our daily health, but too much can lead to serious illnesses. For example, high amounts can eventually lead to high blood pressure. And, if not controlled — your hypertension can further lead to chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory distress and obesity. Of course, cutting…...

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Noninvasive Stress Detector Measures Stress Without Causing It

A noninvasive stress detector can now measure stress levels without actually causing the patient any nervousness.   It’s now possible to get clean readings without worrying the measurement itself is causing the patient worry or discomfort. This is a great advancement as stress related to our mental well-being, including that…...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Distinguished by Two Distinct Brain Hallmarks

Alzheimer’s disease is distinguished by two distinct brain hallmarks. They are called amyloid plaques and tau tangles. The amyloid plaques are abnormal clumps of cells that slow down and prevent transmission of information between cells. Tau tangles are fibers that become enmeshed with each other and also prevent cells from…...

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Medications That Seniors Need To Use With Great Caution

Certain medications need to be used with great caution by senior citizens. The fact is that for most seniors, their bodies do not work as efficiently as when they were younger. In addition, many seniors may be already taking a number of drugs to control chronic health conditions. Therefore, it’s…...

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Snacking Is The American Pastime, Do It The Healthy Way

Snacking is the American pastime. Americans love to snack — morning, noon, night — indeed, anytime is the right time to snack. Snacking is perhaps even more popular than Football and Baseball. But, the key is to do it the right way and avoid chronic diseases. This is especially true…...

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Stroke Rehabilitation Methods, Durations, And Goals

Stroke rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after stroke.The goal is to help the patient relearn skills lost or damaged by the stroke incident.The rehabilitation goal is regain independence and improve the quality of life. The challenge stroke health care practitioners face is that each patient’s time to recover…...

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Controlling Your Blood Pressure Could Save Your Life

Controlling your blood pressure could save your life. This isn’t an exaggeration, it’s very serious. Right now high blood pressure is at epidemic proportions in the United States. The statistics are staggering — more than 100 million U.S. adults, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). In addition, deaths from hypertension…...

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Coronavirus: What You Need To Know About This Deadly Virus

Coronavirus is one of the major stories in the news over the past few weeks and deservedly so. It has global health authorities and the U.S. government on high alert. Indeed, President Trump has set up a special task force, led by HHS Secretary Azar to coordinate all methods to…...

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