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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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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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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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