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Activity Guidelines For Seniors Revised By Health Human Services

Activity guidelines for seniors and all other age groups have just been revised by the Department of Health & Human Services.   The new revised second edition is based on the latest research that clearly shows that physical activity brings more health benefits than previously identified.        …...

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Dental Care For Seniors Affects Their Overall Health, Longevity

Dental care for seniors is not an oxymoron. Indeed, many grandparents still have some to a lot of their own teeth and therefore it’s very important that they take good care for them.   According to the American Dental Association, (ADA),  75 percent of people over the age of 65…...

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Smoking Damage Still Hazardous 16 Years After You Quit

Smoking can do terrible damage to your lungs, heart, and blood circulation. The dangers signs and warning are everywhere. Of course, to quit smoking is very difficult and the first question a smoker asks is: How soon will I recover? How long will it take for the damage to become…...

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Antibiotics Resistance Reversed With Simple Molecular Alteration

Antibiotics resistance is a serious problem in treating illnesses. Drug resistance develops every time someone uses an antibiotic drug, as a small population of resistant microbes still survives. As more antibiotics are taken, this resistance increases as the resistant germs dominate and connect themselves to other microbes. Indeed, a global…...

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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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