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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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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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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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Are Blood Pressure Treatments Really Safe For You?

Are blood pressure treatments really safe for you? You’re thinking that’s probably an odd question to ask, right? But, it’s not odd at all, since medical researchers have recently been asking this same question. This is a very important medical issue as senior citizens aged 65 and older, are prime…...

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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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Wet Cold Weather Can Increase Your Risk For Cancer

That wet cold weather can heighten your risk for cancer is a surprising finding. Previous research studies reported that cancer risk can increase due to racial, ethnic, behavioral, social, economic, or lifestyle factors. This was the first study to measure a relationship between cancer rates, precipitation, and climate.    …...

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