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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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SECURE Act Could Now Change Seniors Retirement Options

The SECURE Act passed by Congress last week and signed by President Trump is likely to change the retirement savings options for senior citizens.     SECURE Act: What It Is, What It Does The SECURE Act allows senior citizens to contribute to their retirement plans over a longer period…...

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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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Diabetes Patients Can Now Get Medicare Nutrition Benefit

Diabetes and kidney patients can now get a valuable Medicare nutrition benefit as part of their Medicare coverage.   The estimated 15 million Medicare enrollees with diabetes or chronic kidney disease are eligible for the benefit. But Medicare for seniors aged 65 and older, only paid for 100,000 recipients to get…...

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Functionally Impaired Adults At Higher Risk For Nursing Homes In Old Age

Functionally impaired middle-age adults who can’t perform activities of daily living, show higher risk for winding up in nursing homes in their old age. This data comes from a recent National Institute of Aging (NIA) study. The question is, how can these mid-aged adults be helped so as to either…...

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Can Vitamins Prevent You From Getting Dementia, Alzheimer’s?

Vitamins have long been promoted as an excellent way to prevent seniors from getting dementia and alzheimer’s disease. Consequently, billions of dollars are spent each year on vitamin supplements to ward off these fatal diseases. The question, however, is, do these supplements actually work?   The answer is an emphatic…...

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Poll Shows 50% Of Seniors Fear Getting Dementia, Memory Loss

A recent poll reports that almost half of people ages 50 to 64 are concerned about developing memory loss and dementia.   Researchers also found that while 75 percent of those surveyed were taking supplements or solving puzzles to maintain brain health, most others have done nothing to prevent their…...

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Generic Drug Accessibility, Pricing Made Easier With House Passed Bill

Generic drug accessibility and lower prices for these drugs is improved with recent passage of a House legislation.   The legislation, approved 234 to 183, stops big pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma) from preventing generic manufacturers to create lower-priced versions of their products.           Generic Drug Accessibility:…...

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New Dementia Disease Discovered In Seniors, Given The Name “LATE”

A new dementia disease called ‘Late’ has been discovered in senior citizens. This breaking news was published earlier this month in the medical journal Brain.   This dementia disease, named LATE, hits senior citizens aged 80 years and older. The researchers believe that at least 50 percent of diagnosed LATE…...

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Senior Citizens Scammed: Aged Lose Milions To Telephone Fraudsters

Senior citizens scammed, lose millions reads the headline. It’s true, seniors, one of our most vulnerable populations, lose millions to telephone fraudsters every year. Instead of living out their years in peace and tranquility, many aged see their life savings gone.           Senior Citizens Scammed: How…...

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