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Lung Cancer Successfully Diagnosed By Beagles Sense Of Smell

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed among patients in the United States. This type of cancer is also responsible for the largest number of cancer-related deaths. With lung cancer, early diagnosis is critical. Currently, the most common methods of diagnosing lung cancer are through CT and PET scans. These diagnostics are very…

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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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Walking Is Great Exercise, How Much Do You Need Every Day?

Walking every day is great exercise and an excellent way to keep you and your body healthy. But how much walking do you need to day? Is there a minimum and a maximum amount?   The accepted wisdom for a daily walk to be beneficial, is that you need to walk 10,000 steps. As a…

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May Is ‘Better Sleep Month’ Tips You Can Effectively Use

The month of May is designated as ‘Better Sleep Month’. Sleep is incredibly important for mental and physical well-being. Sleep deprivation can result in a variety of physical illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems. In addition, there is a decline cognition, memory, and social behavior.         Better Sleep…

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Technology Transforming Senior Citizens Caregiving

Technology is rapidly transforming the quality of care that senior citizens currently receive and will also get in the future. The focus and goal is keeping senior citizens healthy, active, and alert.   The new technology includes cute robots that sing, dance, and tell stories. Just amazing!   Companies around the world are investing in…

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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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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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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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