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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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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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Multiple Drugs Taken By Seniors Pose Huge Problems If Not Monitored

Multiple drugs taken by senior citizens can lead to huge problems if not monitored. Researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH), calculate that 50 percent of adults between the ages of 70 and 79 take at least five prescription drugs-daily. And an additional 10 to 20 percent are taking…...

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Liquid Diets, Can They Really Help Seniors Lose Weight?

Liquid diets are popular among many age groups, including senior citizens. The reasoning  is because beverages account for nearly 20 percent of the daily calories in American adults diets. But is this reasoning accurate? According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most popular drinks contribute more added sugar to…...

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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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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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New Prosthetic Leg With Sensors Works, Feels Like Real One

A new prosthetic leg containing internal and external sensors, provides sensory feedback to the walker, much like the feedback provided by a real leg.   While today’s prosthetic legs come in a variety of designs, they still lack the ability to give users a natural sense of themselves. Instead, they…...

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2020 Census Important For Gauging Senior Citizens Concerns

The 2020 Census is very important for senior citizens. And that’s because unlike the previous Census’, the 2020 version will be completed largely online. You ask — why should that be a problem? The answer is simple. Seniors prefer responding one-to-one with a live person, not a faceless computer. They…...

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