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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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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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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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New Pill Can Now Deliver Insulin, No More Injections?

A new pill can now deliver insulin to Type-2 diabetes sufferers, straight into their stomach wall, a recent study reports. Will injections soon be a thing of the past? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body fails to properly use and store sugar. Type 2 happens when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin…

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HIberCell Targets Forming Dormant Cancer Cells Before They Wake Up

Hibercell, a new biotech company, is focusing on killing off new but dormant cancer cells before they wake up and cause trouble.   Several of the biggest names in biotech venture capital are funding this company with an initial investment of $60 million dollars. HiberCell intends to develop therapies that target dormant cancer cells. Dormant…

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Granny Cam Bill In Minnesota For Nursing Homes Soon To Pass

A  Granny Cam bill that will regulate electronic monitoring in resident rooms of Minnesota assisted living communities and nursing homes will soon become law.   If so, Minnesota will join Texas and Utah in having laws mandating that assisted living communities grant resident requests to install monitoring equipment.   As of now, six states — Illinois, Louisiana,…

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Opioid Overdoses Now Detectable With New Smartphone App

Detection of opioid overdoses and subsequent death are sometimes missed because there is no one around to help. Now scientists have created a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing and can summon help. The app while still experimental, is so promising, that it has already been submitted to the FDA for approval.…

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Social Security Bringing Several Benefits Changes To You In 2019

First, recipients will get a 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in monthly benefits beginning in January, 2019. The average individual retired Social Security beneficiary is expected to see a monthly benefit jump from $1,422 to $1,461. The estimated monthly increase is $39, or $468 a year.   If you are between ages 62 and 66 or 67 (full…

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