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adult obesity

Adult Obesity Might Be Due To Childhood Sugar Cravings

Adult obesity in the United States today is at epidemic levels. Many factors are responsible, such as poor diets, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, 15% of adults were obese in 1970. By 2016, that percentage increased to  40%.But, some scientists, like Alex Bentley, head of the Department of Anthropology at the University…

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medicare coverage

Medicare Coverage, Do You Know What It Does, Does Not Cover?

Medicare coverage, contrary to what many people think, does not cover every health need of senior citizens. While it does pay for many things, nevertheless, it’s your responsibility to brush up on what is and what is not covered by the plan.   The items currently paid by Medicare are hospital care, doctor visits, lab…

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drinking

Drinking Can Become A Serious Problem For Seniors

Drinking can sometimes become a serious problem for senior citizens. Whether it’s their struggle with chronic diseases, the loss of their spouse, or moving to a new community, drowning their tears in liquor is going to make their situation worse.   These kinds of changes can cause loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression. In fact, depression…

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vaping

Vaping Once Considered Safe, Now Causing Severe Respiratory Illness

Vaping, once considered a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, is now causing severe respiratory illness, even death.   Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. These devices include not just e-cigarettes, but also vape pens and advanced personal vaporizers…

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medicare advantages

Medicare Advantages Benefits Expanding Again In 2020

An For the second year in a row, Medicare Advantages (MA) plans will increase their benefits, including expanded home meal deliveries, transportation and even some housecleaning. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrators made the announcement a few weeks ago.   Under the new policies, MA plans in 2020 will cover a broad…

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seniors

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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daily vitamins

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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