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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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health insurance scams

Health Insurance Scams Come Out In Full Force During Holidays

Health Insurance Scams come out in full force during the Holiday Season. It’s really not surprising this happens. People are preoccupied with shopping, gifts, and parties. Researching the bureaucratic maze of health insurance is the furthest thing from their minds, Hence, they let their guard down and are ripe for the plucking by scammers and…

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Weight Gains During These Holidays, It Will Happen To You

Weight gains during these Holidays, starting on Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day is inevitable. It will happen to you and you and I know it. But, how do I know, I’ve never met you. I know because it’s happened to both of us every year we can remember.   But this year will…

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air pollution

Air Pollution Getting Worse, Causing Early Deaths Among Seniors

Air pollution in the United States is getting worse and it’s becoming a serious health problem for senior citizens, according to a new study.   Air quality declined according to a recent analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It declined by 5.5 percent. This data is based on nationwide averages measured between 2016 to…

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scammers

Scammers Out In Force This Holiday Travel Season, Seniors Beware!

Scammers are out in force this Holiday travel season, so be careful. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to being cheated.   The growing population of older Americans are vulnerable to vacation scams because many love to travel. Christmas travel is popular and expensive. That’s because many seniors want to see their families.   Last year…

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melanoma

Melanoma Cancer Stats On The Rise In Older Adults

Melanoma cancer is on the rise in older adults, according to a new report.   The study, published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, reports a 1.8 percent annual increase of melanoma skin cancer among adults 40 and older. This study was between 2006 and 2015. On the other hand,  rates dropped for younger adults and adolescents.…

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house vote

House Vote On Prescription Drug Bill Coming In December

A House vote that that would lower the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare Part D enrollees is now promised for this December. The measure requires the Federal government to negotiate prices and cap out-of-pocket expenses.   The House is waiting for the Congressional Budget office to complete it’s full analysis of the bill.  …

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senior adults

Senior Adults And Driving; When It’s Time To Finally Stop

Senior adults and their driving is a sticky subject to discuss — especially with them. Rarely, will you find a senior adult who thinks he/she should no longer be behind the wheel. Certainly, getting older isn’t necessarily a reason to give up driving, but sometimes it’s clear that it’s time for them to stop.  …

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november

November Is National Diabetes Month, Things To Know

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when citizens should focus on what they can do to stay healthy. This year’s focus is on the link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   The statistics are grim. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without…

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house

House Approves More Funding For Older Americans Act

The House of Representatives unanimously approved more funding for the Older Americans Act. This law annually helps millions of senior citizens stay in their homes and receive services such as Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, and free transportation to medical appointments.         House: What The Law Does For Seniors The existing…

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