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Daily Vitamins Don’t Improve Your Health, New Study Reports

Daily vitamins are extremely popular in the United States. Every day, usually with breakfast, Americans will take a vitamin plus several other supplements. Indeed, even senior citizens have joined the daily vitamin-supplements mania.   Indeed, more than half of Americans take vitamin supplements, including 68 percent of those age 65 and older, according to a 2013…

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Israeli Scientists “Print” First Ever Heart From Human Tissue

Israeli scientists today announced a major medical breakthrough. They created a tiny, live heart in a revolutionary new 3D printing process that combines human tissue taken from a patient.   They unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough”. This…

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Diets: Which Is Better, Low Fat Or Low Carbohydrates?

Diets, so many of them. Which one do you choose? More importantly, which diet can successfully shed weight off you and keep it off– long term? Those are great questions and it seems that no one has the answer, since there are so many diets on the market.Indeed, new fad diets and diet books appear…

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Medicare Advantage Plans Increasing Member Benefits In 2020

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be increasing their member benefits in 2020. The expanded benefits include expanded home meal deliveries, transportation, and home cleaning. The announcement was made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this week. CMS focused on adding benefits that are not typically considered health needs but that can…

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Weight Gain and Obesity Determined By What Time You Eat

Weight gain and obesity can happen to you for lots of reasons. However, research has pinpointed one important reason for getting obese and that is meal times. Specifically, several studies show that eating late in the day can directly lead to getting fat. Adult obesity rates are increasing in the United States at an alarming rate. This…

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Silver Tsunami On The Way, Will Healthcare Facilities Be Ready?

The Silver Tsunami, aka, senior citizens, is coming to a healthcare facility near you in the very near future. The question is: will healthcare facilities and providers be ready to handle the load? A Silver Tsunami is already underway and projections from the U.S. Census Bureau point to 2030 as a milestone year. Incredibly, in…

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National Cancer Institute Seeks Volunteers For New Drug Clinical Trials

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) needs to increase the increase the number of volunteers to test promising new cancer drugs. Only through clinical trials can new drugs be tested safely, effectively, and efficiently. Why is the NCI putting out a call at this time for more volunteers to participate in clinical cancer drug trials? The…

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FDA Approves Esketamine For Major Depression, Fastest Acting Drug

Esketamine has been approved this week by the The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depression. Esketamine is the first major depression treatment to hit the U.S. market in decades. Best of all, it gives patients who no longer respond to current drugs, new hope for a good quality of life. In addition,…

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Caregiving For A Spouse With Dementia, Can You Put It Into Words?

Caregiving for a loved one who suffers from dementia is exceedingly difficult. Certainly when it is a very close loved one, such as your parent or your spouse.     If you are such a caregiver, no doubt you have read just about every article on what to do and what not to do. But,…

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What Is Step Therapy And How Does It Actually Work?

Step therapy is part of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. This means that Medicare will cover a particular drug only if your doctor shows that you medically need it. You start with an inexpensive over the counter drug, like a generic, that has worked for a significant number of patients. If that doesn’t help you, Medicare moves…

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