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Simple Strategies Seniors Can Use To Stay Healthy

There are simple strategies that we seniors should employ in order to maintain our health. As we age, it’s more important than ever to do our best to stay healthy. As Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Here are a few suggestions that will help you stay…

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Heart Health For Seniors: What You Need To Do Right Now

Heart health for senior citizens is a vital health issue and sometimes not given the consideration it deserves.   The fact is that heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of concern for men and women age 50 and older. Studies show that cardiovascular disease begins to affect men in their 50s, while…

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Caffeine Can Help You Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Caffeine could help you lose weight and also keep it from returning, according to results from a recent study. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the rodents caffeine extracted from tea and decaffeinated tea.   Caffeine: Study Results The rats that consumed…

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Congressional Bills To Lower Drug Prices, The Current Status

Congressional bills to lower prescription drug prices are slowly inching through the House and Senate deliberation process. Senior citizens as well as people on fixed incomes hope these bills will pass and become law as soon as possible.   To date, 33 States have taken the lead to reduce prescription drug prices. Congress is now…

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Air Pollution Getting Worse, Causing Early Deaths Among Seniors

Air pollution in the United States is getting worse and it’s becoming a serious health problem for senior citizens, according to a new study.   Air quality declined according to a recent analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It declined by 5.5 percent. This data is based on nationwide averages measured between 2016 to…

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Raising Awareness About National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country, like Ditmas Park Rehab Center, are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people in hospices and palliative care programs. A hospice is not a place but high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on…

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House Vote On Prescription Drug Bill Coming In December

A House vote that that would lower the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare Part D enrollees is now promised for this December. The measure requires the Federal government to negotiate prices and cap out-of-pocket expenses.   The House is waiting for the Congressional Budget office to complete it’s full analysis of the bill.  …

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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House Approves More Funding For Older Americans Act

The House of Representatives unanimously approved more funding for the Older Americans Act. This law annually helps millions of senior citizens stay in their homes and receive services such as Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, and free transportation to medical appointments.         House: What The Law Does For Seniors The existing…

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Aging Seniors Most Vulnerable Age Group To Tech Support Scams

Ageing seniors, 60 years of age and older, are the most vulnerable age group to tech-support scams, according to a recent FTC report.   These ageing seniors are three times more likely than adults ages 20 to 59 to be ripped off by impostors posing as friends or relatives. And older folks were more than…

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