Posts by Barry

Lung Cancer Successfully Diagnosed By Beagles Sense Of Smell

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed among patients in the United States. This type of cancer is also responsible for the largest number of cancer-related deaths. With lung cancer, early diagnosis is critical. Currently, the most common methods of diagnosing lung cancer are through CT and PET scans. These diagnostics are very…

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Education Levels And Alzheimer’s, Is There A Link?

Education levels have sometimes been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s logical to think this might actually be the case. Indeed, for many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. However, some recent studies have contradicted this idea. Therefore, is there a…

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Senior Citizens Concerned On How To Pay For Medical Care

Senior citizens are concerned as to how they will pay for their medical care. These expenses can use up a significant part of monthly income, even for families who thought they had saved enough during their working years.   Indeed, paying for long-term care—whether delivered at home, hospital, or nursing home, often depends on the…

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yoga

Yoga Keeps Senior Citizens Brain And Body Healthy, Fit, And Young

Yoga is a series of exercises that helps senior citizens stay brain and body healthy. It also maintains their fitness and a feeling of being young again. More than 22 clinical studies show that yoga improves the quality of life for seniors. Yoga consists of several mind-body exercises that originated in Hindu tradition and are…

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Home Safety Bathroom Tips For Seniors Living At Home

Home safety for senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and living at home is very important. For example, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.   Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. And, this refers to seniors that are not suffering from…

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Walking Is Great Exercise, How Much Do You Need Every Day?

Walking every day is great exercise and an excellent way to keep you and your body healthy. But how much walking do you need to day? Is there a minimum and a maximum amount?   The accepted wisdom for a daily walk to be beneficial, is that you need to walk 10,000 steps. As a…

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Medicare Advantages Benefits Expanding Again In 2020

An For the second year in a row, Medicare Advantages (MA) plans will increase their benefits, including expanded home meal deliveries, transportation and even some housecleaning. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrators made the announcement a few weeks ago.   Under the new policies, MA plans in 2020 will cover a broad…

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May Is ‘Better Sleep Month’ Tips You Can Effectively Use

The month of May is designated as ‘Better Sleep Month’. Sleep is incredibly important for mental and physical well-being. Sleep deprivation can result in a variety of physical illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems. In addition, there is a decline cognition, memory, and social behavior.         Better Sleep…

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technology

Technology Transforming Senior Citizens Caregiving

Technology is rapidly transforming the quality of care that senior citizens currently receive and will also get in the future. The focus and goal is keeping senior citizens healthy, active, and alert.   The new technology includes cute robots that sing, dance, and tell stories. Just amazing!   Companies around the world are investing in…

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Millions of Seniors Aged 60+ Starving In America, Study Says

Millions of seniors, aged 60 and older, are starving in America, a recent study reports. What? Unbelievable! Probably Fake News, you say.   Unfortunately, according to Feeding America this is true. Feeding America is a hunger-relief organization that operates a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries nationwide.   They found that nearly…

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