Posts by Barry

Osteoarthritis Cure And Treatment Coming Closer To Reality

A cure for osteoarthritis, a painful degenerative joint disease — affecting mostly seniors, may be very near. Currently, 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis.   Duke University researchers looked at three molecules, called microRNAs, shared by three animals with regenerative capabilities. They found them in human cartilage as well, with the highest amounts in the…

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Sleep And Memory In The Aging Brain, Why They Forget

Sleep and memory in the aging brain is a fascinating area of research. One reason is that we know, just by observation, that forgetfulness is common in senior citizens. The question is why? Outside of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, what mechanisms trigger normal forgetting in the aged?   New research findings reveal a connection between…

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Adult Obesity Might Be Due To Childhood Sugar Cravings

Adult obesity in the United States today is at epidemic levels. Many factors are responsible, such as poor diets, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, 15% of adults were obese in 1970. By 2016, that percentage increased to  40%.But, some scientists, like Alex Bentley, head of the Department of Anthropology at the University…

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Recalls Its Blood Pressure Medications

Torrent Pharmaceuticals announced that it is expanding its recall of blood pressure medications after more testing revealed trace amounts of a known human carcinogen.   The recall is voluntary, said the company. Yesterday, it added five lots of the generic drug losartan to an April recall of more than 100 lots of the same medications.…

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Avoid Diabetes, Heart Disease, Chronic Illness With Exercise

You can avoid diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses just by doing simple exercises several times a week. And the best part of it, is that you don’t have to do anything crazy like marathon running, biking long distances, or swimming 50 laps a day at your neighborhood Y. All you have to do…

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Medicare Coverage, Do You Know What It Does, Does Not Cover?

Medicare coverage, contrary to what many people think, does not cover every health need of senior citizens. While it does pay for many things, nevertheless, it’s your responsibility to brush up on what is and what is not covered by the plan.   The items currently paid by Medicare are hospital care, doctor visits, lab…

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Best Care Decisions For Terminal Dementia Patients

Making best care decisions for terminal patients is very difficult. At that point, people suffering from dementia present difficult challenges to their caregivers. Second guessing among caregivers can often happen daily. Am I making the right decision? Is he (she) comfortable? What can I do to make him (her) comfortable? And, as people with dementia…

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Drinking Can Become A Serious Problem For Seniors

Drinking can sometimes become a serious problem for senior citizens. Whether it’s their struggle with chronic diseases, the loss of their spouse, or moving to a new community, drowning their tears in liquor is going to make their situation worse.   These kinds of changes can cause loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression. In fact, depression…

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High Cost Drug Prices Reined In By The States

The high cost drug prices continue to be a problem for U.S. consumers. But now, several States have heard the complaint of its’ citizens and are taking measures to lower drug costs.       High Cost Drug: Relief In 21 States So far in 2019, new laws, provisions in state budgets and executive orders…

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Arranging Meaningful Activities For Alzheimer’s Patients

Arranging meaningful activities for Alzheimer’s patients can be a challenge. People with this disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, keep in mind that it’s not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks.   Some symptoms of the disease are fearfulness, being quiet, or just withdrawn. You…

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