Posts by Barry

Coronavirus Symptoms, How Long Do They Last?

Coronavirus symptoms are pretty well catalogued and publicized to the American people at this point. Most of us know what to look out for, and when it’s time to get medical help.   However, the question, that so far has not been answered is — how long do these symptoms last. Doctors and health care…

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High Insulin Prices Now Capped By Part D New Guidelines

High insulin prices will now be capped by new Part-D Medicare guidelines. This announcement comes from The CMS’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation — that Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket costs for insulin will be drastically reduced. Senior citizens will be the biggest beneficiaries of this price cap.   The Part D Senior Savings Model will cap…

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March Is National Nutrition Month, Time To Eat Right

March is designated as National Nutrition Month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates this every year. The focus of the Academy as well as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is to encourage the public to eat the right foods. They are promoting two objectives: Eat nutritious foods to maintain good health To reduce…

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Aerobic Exercise Speeds Up Recovery For Stroke Patients

Aerobic exercise given as physical therapy speeds up the recovery of stroke patients, a recent study found. This is great news for the 6.6 million people in the United States who have survived a stroke. It’s a new approach to physical therapy that may help stroke patients resume a physically active life.     Aerobic…

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Pulmonary Care, What It Is And How It Helps You Recover

  Pulmonary care therapies are offered as both inpatient and outpatient services as well as in skilled nursing care facilities. Inpatient care involves critically ill patients with multiorgan system disease and requires the ability to synthesize large amounts of data. The skilled medical staff also coordinates care with other disciplines.   Pulmonary Care: What Is…

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This Season’s Flu Vaccine As Effective As in Previous Years

This season’s flu vaccine was found to be as effective as the vaccines of previous years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   This Season’s: Flu Vaccine Statistics Right now, we are more than halfway through this year’s flu season. And, just reported data by the CDC, shows that this year’s vaccine has…

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Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest

Coronavirus is hitting senior citizens the hardest, according to the National Institute of Aging.   Coronavirus, a respiratory illness, is also known as 2019-nCoV. It continues to rise worldwide. At last count, over 40,000 people have contracted this disease — and there are over 2000 deaths, just in China alone.   The preliminary indications are…

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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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