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High Cost Prescription Drugs Prevent Seniors From Taking Their Medicine

The high cost of prescription drugs is pushing many Americans away from taking their medicine. They are ignoring doctors’ orders to take their medications according to the schedule.   The statistics are worrisome. Twenty eight percent of pre-Medicare-age adults are not adhering to their prescriptions as written. Instead, they’re asking for cheaper drugs, generics, or…

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Calorie Restriction Benefits Even Slim People, Helps Heart

Calorie restriction is a term you’ll be hearing a lot of in the future. It can benefit even slim people by improving their heart health and reducing inflammation, a recent study reports. And, the great thing is, you don’t even have to go on a major long-term diet. All you have to do is cut…

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Blood Glucose: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters

Blood glucose is a very important part of staying healthy. It is a sugar that the bloodstream carries to all cells in the body to supply energy. A person needs to keep these levels within a safe range to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Monitoring does measure the amount of sugar that…

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Potassium Deficiency Easily Correctable With Right Diet

Potassium deficiency can occur if a person does not get enough potassium from their diet. It can also happen if you lose too much potassium through prolonged diarrhea or vomiting. The symptoms can include high blood pressure, constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue and heart issues.     Potassium: Why You Need It Potassium is…

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Seniors and Alcohol

UK Lowered Guidelines for Drinking Alcohol There is certainly confusion concerning drinking alcoholic beverages. Past studies have claimed that a few alcoholic drinks a day are beneficial to health. However, newer studies and wider research have caused doctors and health associations to re-think otherwise. In fact, the UK recently lowered their guidelines to promote less…

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Silent Disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the “silent” diseases. Although it is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to affect more than 30 million Americans, 96% of them do not know they have this disease and only about 4.9 million have been actually diagnosed with CKD. This is…

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Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI)

Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) Vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can sometimes be prevented. In some ways they appear similar, but the cause of each one is completely different. Vascular dementia is caused by obstructions and damage…

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Malnutrition in Seniors

Malnutrition Normal Weight and Overweight  Malnutrition is a condition where a person does not get enough proper nutrients in their diet. Seniors are especially vulnerable for suffering from malnutrition. Even a normal weight or overweight senior can still be suffering from malnutrition – they get enough calories, but not enough of the right food to…

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Stroke Rehabilitation

High blood pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Smoking and Obesity The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year and for about 610,000 of them this is their first stroke. Strokes kill about 140,000 Americans every year, which is 1 in every 20 deaths. About 87%…

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