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Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest

Coronavirus is hitting senior citizens the hardest, according to the National Institute of Aging.   Coronavirus, a respiratory illness, is also known as 2019-nCoV. It continues to rise worldwide. At last count, over 40,000 people have contracted this disease — and there are over 2000 deaths, just in China alone.   The preliminary indications are…

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Aspirin To Prevent First Heart Attack In Seniors Not Validated

Aspirin has often been recommended to senior citizens by doctors as a way to prevent getting their first heart attack. Aspirin is a blood thinner — and while it has been successful in preventing a second and third heart attack — or stroke, the benefit to prevent a first heart attack is really not clear.…

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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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Tea Drinking Can Reduce Depression In Senior Citizens

Tea drinking can reduce depression in senior citizens, according to a recent study. This is good news as depression is a common occurrence in seniors aged 60 and older. Indeed, statistics show that 7 percent of seniors report experiencing major depressive feelings. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years…

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Poor Diet Can Result In Your Serious Vision Impairment

A poor diet which includes a lot of junk food increase your risk for serious visual impairment, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD)   By junk food, refer specifically to lots of red and processed meats, and fat-packed dairy. These foods are bad for your heart, and contribute to high cholesterol and other health issues. Now…

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Obesity In The United States Is At Epidemic Levels

.Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. The statistics are more than alarming. In fact, nearly 50 percent of American adults will be obese by the year 2030, and about 25 percent will be severely obese, carrying about 100 pounds of extra weight.   These latest statistics were just published in the New…

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Snacking Smart Will Improve Your Health, Quality of Life

Snacking smart will not only improve your health, but also your quality of life. No doubt that a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner are important. But what you snack between meals affects your health just as much — if not more than a regular meal. All of us love to eat snacks, the key, however,…

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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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Scammers Out In Force This Holiday Travel Season, Seniors Beware!

Scammers are out in force this Holiday travel season, so be careful. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to being cheated.   The growing population of older Americans are vulnerable to vacation scams because many love to travel. Christmas travel is popular and expensive. That’s because many seniors want to see their families.   Last year…

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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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