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Opioid Crisis Taking Its Toll On Senior Citizens, Says Government Report

The opioid crisis in the form of prescription pain killers, is affecting senior citizens at an increasingly dangerous rate, warns the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Millions of senior citizens are filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time. And hundreds of thousands are getting hospitalized with opioid-related…...

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Apple New Watch Measures Your ECG And If You Fall Down

Apple this week announced their new Watch Series 4 which features ECG ability as well as detecting if you take a slip or fall down. Both apps were tested and confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).   The new Apple Watch Series 4 will go on sale…...

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Schizophrenia Symptoms, Causes, And Available Treatments

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that can be disabling. Currently, about 1% of Americans have it. Schizophrenics may hear voices, see imaginary sights, or believe other people control their thoughts. These sensations can lead to erratic behavior. Although there is no cure, drug and counseling treatments can oftentimes manage…...

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FDA Approves New First In Class Drug For Acute Leukemia

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) just approved a first in its class new cancer drug for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The new drug, called, called Tibsovo, is manufactured by Agios Pharmaceuticals. Tibsovo is a once-daily pill that might replace chemotherapy for some people with  relapsing AML, a type of…...

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Summer Heat Can Cause Health Problems, Take These Precautions

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and have fun. The warmth of the sun, fresh smelling grass, and beautiful flowers make us happy after a cold winter. One thing to remember, though, is that while the sun is great, the generated heat can also make us very sick…...

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Old Age Will End, Humans To Remain Forever Young And Vibrant

Old age will end and humans will remain forever young and vibrant! Yes, this can become a distinct future possibility. No, I have not been out in the sun too long. Also, my summer reading list is empty of any science fiction books. Indeed, a booming new scientific field called…...

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Memory Care: How To Choose the Best Nursing Facility

Memory care is a special type of elder care tailored to the unique requirements of senior citizens suffering from advancing dementia and progressive Alzheimer’s disease. A skilled nursing home facility should offer individualized care. That is a big plus. The individualized care given to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia provides…...

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