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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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State Legislatures Taking Charge In Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

State Legislatures continue to lead the charge against the runaway costs of prescription drug prices. Consumers all over the United States are demanding relief. Indeed, in the last two weeks, three more States have passed measures to improve drug price efficiency.   In 2019 alone, 21 state legislatures have passed laws that are designed to…

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Kratom Tea For Anxiety and Chronic Pain, Is It Safe?

Kratom tea is being heavily promoted as a viable cure for anxiety, depression and chronic pain. It’s made by brewing the leaves of the kratom tree or mixing kratom leaf powder into boiling water.   The Kratom tree comes from Southeast Asia. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom…

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Senior Citizens Concerned On How To Pay For Medical Care

Senior citizens are concerned as to how they will pay for their medical care. These expenses can use up a significant part of monthly income, even for families who thought they had saved enough during their working years.   Indeed, paying for long-term care—whether delivered at home, hospital, or nursing home, often depends on the…

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Yoga Keeps Senior Citizens Brain And Body Healthy, Fit, And Young

Yoga is a series of exercises that helps senior citizens stay brain and body healthy. It also maintains their fitness and a feeling of being young again. More than 22 clinical studies show that yoga improves the quality of life for seniors. Yoga consists of several mind-body exercises that originated in Hindu tradition and are…

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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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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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