Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Ridge Nursing Rehab Center Brewster New York’

Triclosan, The Active Ingredient in Toothpaste Linked To Osteoporosis

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Triclosan, an active ingredient in toothpaste and soaps could increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a study published last week. The new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests that triclosan might be harmful for your bones.   Triclosan reduces or prevents bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial…

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Gift Cards Can Be A Trojan Horse, Buyer Beware Of Fraud

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Gift cards have become one of Americans’ favorite ways to mark birthdays and holidays. They make a great gift. Everyone loves them, from teenagers to senior citizens. But, their popularity also attracts scammers, and honest people can lose money.           Gift Cards: Popularity Attracts Scammers, Fraud A 2018 Deloitte survey found…

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Federal Trade Commission Cracking Down On Robocallers

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on robocallers and their scam-con games.   Senior citizens are the most vulnerable to these robocall scams.   One terrible scam recently shut down by the FTC, was against Travis Deloy Peterson of Utah. He collected more than $500,00 for phony charities he set up, such as…

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

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Kidney disease, a severe debilitating illness, may be preventable with a current diabetes drug, a new study reports. A drug, called Invokana, is currently prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Researchers now report that Invokana can also help to slow and even prevent kidney disease.   Kidney disease, causes millions of…

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Senior Citizen Health, Quality of Life Improvable With The Arts

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Senior citizen health and quality of life can be improved with exposure to the arts, recent studies show. Exposure to music, theater and painting can improve memory, cognition and mood, as well as improve self-esteem. Strengthening the creative muscles in the aged is just as important as for them to eat right, exercise and get…

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Vascepa, New Heart Medication Proving Its Effectiveness

Vascepa, is the hot new heart drug on the market that has grabbed everyone’s attention. The reason: Vascepa cuts the risk of a patient’s first major heart attack or stroke, by 25%.   In addition, this wonder drug reduces the risk of a second heart attack or stroke by 32%, a third cardiovascular event by…

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President Trump Gives Seniors Good News On Prescription Drug Prices

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President Trump today proposed proposed capping out-of-pocket prescription drug prices for seniors covered by Medicare. This position is supported by both the pharmaceutical companies as well as congressional Democrats.   The popular proposal is included within President Trump’s 2020 draft budget proposal.  On the other hand, the 2020 budget draft also proposes a $5.5 billion…

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Peppermint Provides Many Physical And Mental Health Benefits

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Peppermint can provide you with several valuable physical and mental health benefits. It is an aromatic herb that is a cross between a water mint and a spearmint. Originating in Europe and Asia, it provides a very pleasant mint taste and also gives you several important health benefits. The leaves contain several essential oils which…

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Safety Concerns In Elder Care Addressed By SNF Administrators

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Safety concerns for seniors living in skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities is the top priority for their administrators. This is based on a just released survey done by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.   The Association identified are four major security and safety concerns: resident aggression public aggression theft from…

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Alzheimer’s Three Stages: Can You Recognize Them?

Alzheimer’s three stages of disease were formulated by clinicians based on detailed questionnaires over many years. While there are variances within each stage, the symptoms are distinctive enough to warrant separation. Indeed, staging this terrible disease helps both clinicians and caregivers tailor specific therapies to fit the patient.   Alzheimer’s statistics are devastating with an…

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