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Walking With The Right Technique Is The Best Exercise

Walking, if done with the correct technique, is the best exercise and brings your fitness to the highest level.   There are many people, including senior citizens, that love to walk, but don’t see positive results. Believe it or not there are things you can do to insure that your…...

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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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Healthiest Cooking Oil For You, Is It Olive Or Canola?

The healthiest cooking oil depends on which food experts you ask. Some food experts choose canola oil, while other food experts insist that it’s olive oil.   The fact is that both canola oil and olive oil are two of the most popular cooking oils worldwide.   They are both…...

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Telementoring Significantly Improves Skilled Nursing Home Care

Telementoring significantly improves skilled nursing care, a recent study reports.   Educating skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff members through virtual shadowing improves their geriatric expertise. This hands-on mentoring saves time and provides immediate positive feedback in real-time situations. The bottom line is that it’s a win-win situation for both staffers…...

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Oral Health For Seniors Suffering From Dementia Is Important

Oral health for seniors is very important and especially for those seniors suffering from Dementia. In many cases, progression of dementia prevents the senior from taking care of himself. It then becomes necessary for the family to hire a caregiver.   The National Institute of Aging (NIA) has published the…...

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Herbs Extracted From Plants May One Day Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Herbs are usually thought of as spices you would add to your favorite foods to enhance their flavor and taste.   But, now comes word from researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, that a herb derived from the Yerba Santa plant may effectively treat seniors suffering from…...

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Medicare Ambulance Pilot Program Paying For Seniors’ To Doctor Offices

Medicare ambulance services for senior citizens may very well be expanded based on a current pilot study. It is currently testing the efficacy of covering the costs for trips to seniors’ urgent care centers and doctors’ offices. Medicare is looking to give seniors more options with their besides the current…...

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Cognitive Decline In Senior Citizens Linked To Hearing Loss, Dementia

Cognitive decline in senior citizens is linked to hearing loss and dementia, a new study reports. Early intervention may reverse some of the decline and improve the quality of life. Researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were the lead investigators on this study.    These scientists analyzed…...

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Sleeping Well For 7-8 Hours A Night Can Reduce Your Chronic Pain

Sleeping well consistently can reduce chronic pain, a new study shows. New research by scientists at the University of California, Berkley, shows that sleep deprivation blocks the brain’s natural ability to relieve pain. Indeed, there may be a link between sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and opioid addiction. The statistics are…...

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