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Health Care Deductions For Chronic Illness Could End January 1st

Health care deductions for millions of Americans with high medical costs will end on January 1st if Congress fails to act. Congress must extend the current law that allows  patients to deduct out-of-pocket health spending, once they’ve spent 7.5 percent of their income on such expenses. If Congress does not…...

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Vaping Destroys Lung Tissues Same Way as Gases, Chemical Spills

Vaping can destroy lung tissues to the same extent as chemical spills and harmful gases, a recent study reports. They appear as a toxic fume injury on the tissues lining the lung. The damage by vaping is consistent to that of chemicals, but the specific chemicals are still being researched.…...

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Saturated Fat Is Still Main Ingredient In Americans’ Diet

Saturated fat still makes up the majority of American’ diet, according results of a recent study. Overall, while there has been some improvement, the typical American diet still contains an overabundance of low quality carbohydrates, refined sugars and empty calories. Consequently, obesity levels among Americans has risen to epidemic proportions…...

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Protect Your Knees, Tips On How To Keep Them Healthy

Protect your knees is advice you seldom hear and a non-issue for most of us. We take our knees for granted — until they cry out to us with decibels of pain and discomfort. But, if you wait that long, it might already be too late. You should be pro-active…...

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Migraine Headaches Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer’s

Migraine headaches can increase you risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study by Canadian researchers.   Canadian researchers from the University of Waterloo and the University of Manitoba found that migraine sufferers were four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.   The study evaluated 679 senior…...

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Stiff Joints Part Of Aging Process, Learn How To Control It

Stiff  joints are something most of us experience at some point in life — and certainly the risk increases as we hit old age.   But why does this happen so often? Is it part of the aging process. Well, one reason is that as we age, our cartilage —…...

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New Prosthetic Leg With Sensors Works, Feels Like Real One

A new prosthetic leg containing internal and external sensors, provides sensory feedback to the walker, much like the feedback provided by a real leg.   While today’s prosthetic legs come in a variety of designs, they still lack the ability to give users a natural sense of themselves. Instead, they…...

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Trem2 Brain Protein Slows Memory, Cognition Loss In Alzheimer’s Patients

The Trem2 brain protein slows the loss of memory and cognitive skills in Alzheimer’s patients. Both scientists and caregivers have long noted that some Alzheimer’s patients lose their memory and cognitive skills more slowly than others. But until now, they couldn’t figure out why.         What exactly…...

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2020 Census Important For Gauging Senior Citizens Concerns

The 2020 Census is very important for senior citizens. And that’s because unlike the previous Census’, the 2020 version will be completed largely online. You ask — why should that be a problem? The answer is simple. Seniors prefer responding one-to-one with a live person, not a faceless computer. They…...

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