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Daily Aspirin Linked To Brain Bleeding In Senior Citizens

A daily aspirin has been linked to brain bleeding in senior citizens, a study released this week shows.   Many doctors recommend that seniors take an aspirin a day to protect their hearts. But, according to the new research results, taking a daily low dose aspirin has no benefit and may even increase your risk…

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Exercising In Groups Big Benefit For Senior Citizens

Exercising with a friend or with a group is a big benefit for senior citizens. The benefits are many — socializing, a more intense workout, and you’re embarrassed to miss a day.         Exercising: Study Results A study from Michigan State University, found that aerobic exercise with a partner made each individual…

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Cell Phone Game Predicts Alzheimer’s Appearing Years Later

A new cell phone game, has been developed that can predict a person’s getting Alzheimer’s disease years later. For this disease, a diagnosis often relies on signs of memory problems. However, these issues usually do not appear until many years after the disease has actually developed. Now, a new smartphone game is using spatial navigation…

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Seniors Running Small Businesses More Likely To Thrive

Seniors who run their own small business are most likely to thrive and survive compared to younger aged people, a recent study suggests. Among the main reasons cited were experience and calmness exhibited by senior citizens. In addition, seniors understand the importance of having a solid cash reserve handy to keep them afloat during challenging…

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Potassium Deficiency Easily Correctable With Right Diet

Potassium deficiency can occur if a person does not get enough potassium from their diet. It can also happen if you lose too much potassium through prolonged diarrhea or vomiting. The symptoms can include high blood pressure, constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue and heart issues.     Potassium: Why You Need It Potassium is…

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Elder Abuse: How You Can Recognize The Important Signs

Elder abuse is more prevalent than you think. There are many types of abuse —physical, emotional, financial, neglect and abandonment. According to the National Institute on Aging, 1 in 10 senior citizens are the victims of elder abuse.   Abuse can happen to any older person by a loved one, care giver, or a stranger.…

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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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