Posts by Barry

Aspirin To Prevent First Heart Attack In Seniors Not Validated

Aspirin has often been recommended to senior citizens by doctors as a way to prevent getting their first heart attack. Aspirin is a blood thinner — and while it has been successful in preventing a second and third heart attack — or stroke, the benefit to prevent a first heart attack is really not clear.…

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Simple Strategies Seniors Can Use To Stay Healthy

There are simple strategies that we seniors should employ in order to maintain our health. As we age, it’s more important than ever to do our best to stay healthy. As Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Here are a few suggestions that will help you stay…

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Heart Health For Seniors: What You Need To Do Right Now

Heart health for senior citizens is a vital health issue and sometimes not given the consideration it deserves.   The fact is that heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of concern for men and women age 50 and older. Studies show that cardiovascular disease begins to affect men in their 50s, while…

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Tea Drinking Can Reduce Depression In Senior Citizens

Tea drinking can reduce depression in senior citizens, according to a recent study. This is good news as depression is a common occurrence in seniors aged 60 and older. Indeed, statistics show that 7 percent of seniors report experiencing major depressive feelings. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years…

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Caffeine Can Help You Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Caffeine could help you lose weight and also keep it from returning, according to results from a recent study. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the rodents caffeine extracted from tea and decaffeinated tea.   Caffeine: Study Results The rats that consumed…

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Poor Diet Can Result In Your Serious Vision Impairment

A poor diet which includes a lot of junk food increase your risk for serious visual impairment, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD)   By junk food, refer specifically to lots of red and processed meats, and fat-packed dairy. These foods are bad for your heart, and contribute to high cholesterol and other health issues. Now…

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obesity

Obesity In The United States Is At Epidemic Levels

.Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. The statistics are more than alarming. In fact, nearly 50 percent of American adults will be obese by the year 2030, and about 25 percent will be severely obese, carrying about 100 pounds of extra weight.   These latest statistics were just published in the New…

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common cold

Handling The Common Cold Is Easier Than You Think

Handling a common cold during the winter, is for many people, painful and high stress. But, in truth, it really doesn’t have to be that way. Taking certain precautions will raise the odds that you stay cold free throughout the cold winter months. I hear your skepticism — especially as you know that you can’t vaccinate…

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snacking smart

Snacking Smart Will Improve Your Health, Quality of Life

Snacking smart will not only improve your health, but also your quality of life. No doubt that a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner are important. But what you snack between meals affects your health just as much — if not more than a regular meal. All of us love to eat snacks, the key, however,…

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Congressional Bills

Congressional Bills To Lower Drug Prices, The Current Status

Congressional bills to lower prescription drug prices are slowly inching through the House and Senate deliberation process. Senior citizens as well as people on fixed incomes hope these bills will pass and become law as soon as possible.   To date, 33 States have taken the lead to reduce prescription drug prices. Congress is now…

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