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Over 8% of the American population has diabetes and the rate is rising. Of the two main types of diabetes, Type I and Type II, Type II diabetes is by far the most common. Diabetes is [...]

The Placebo Effect

Scientists have long been fascinated by the effects of a placebo in the experiments used to test drugs designed to control pain and illness. A placebo is a substance with no actual medical or therapeutic effect, and is designed to convince  [...]

Flu is Nothing to Sneeze At

The holiday season is full of surprises; the good ones are under the tree, the bad ones can be hidden in the air. Holiday Season is also Flu Season; each year, people aged 65 and [...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Food

1. Waste.  It may be a surprise to learn that hunger and starvation around the world is not due to a lack of food. The world produces enough food to feed every person on earth. [...]

How to Remember to Not Forget

You’ve heard of people who can recall names, places and events from years past in amazing detail.  And here you are, struggling to remember where you parked the car. Here are a few tricks that [...]

Your Fat can kill You

There are  two kinds of fat that affect you middle regions — subcutaneous fat you can see and pinch, and visceral fat surrounding the abdominal organs inside the body. Subcutaneous fat, which is mainly carried in the hips, [...]

Senior Health

How Medicare Might End Surprise Nursing Care Penalties

By Kaiser Health News By Susan Jaffe for Kaiser Health News Medicare officials have allowed patients at dozens of hospitals participating in pilot projects across the country to be exempted from the controversial requirement that [...]

Seniors Stand Out Among Emmy Nominees

Each year, the Television Academy recognizes outstanding actors and actresses who have leant their talents to the small screen throughout the year. Comedic actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly recently announced the nominees [...]

Risky Drugs Prescribed To Seniors

Research shows that seniors may want to be wary of which drugs that are being prescribed. The study found that many seniors are being prescribed so-called "risky" medications, those with a number of negative side [...]

Organic Options For The Grill

Over the past several years, nutritionists have encouraged consumers to purchase foods free of dyes, harmful chemicals and growth hormones. Organic foods, those grown locally without the majority of these ingredients, generally provide people with [...]

Sufficient Sleep And Rest For Elderly

Senior citizens have to cope with numerous issues associated with age. One is the problem of getting adequate sleep. In fact, disruptions in your sleep commonly happen as you grow old. Frequent indications of sleeping [...]

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March 19, 2012

Home and Community Support Services Receive Federal Grants

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has $3 billion dollars available in the form of grants that can help fund support services for the elderly […]
March 9, 2012

Medicare Coverage for Polyp Removal During Screening

The Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening has a loophole that Pennsylvania representative Charlie Dent wants to close. If a senior getting a colonoscopy is found […]
March 7, 2012

Important News About Statins – Part Two

The FDA has issued a statement that screening for liver problems among statin takers should no longer be necessary unless there are definite symptoms of liver […]
February 29, 2012

Smartphones Can be Helpful to those with Memory Problems

A recent study published in the online journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation shows that memory impaired individuals can benefit from being trained to use smartphones. The study wanted […]
February 27, 2012

Video Game Can Improve Cognitive Function in Seniors

A recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University looks at the effects that participating in the online computer game World of War has on […]
February 24, 2012

Affordable Health Care Act makes Health Care Easier to Understand

One of the provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act is that insurance companies must provide clear, consistent and comparable information about health care coverage.  This […]
February 22, 2012

Survey Shows a Majority of Women Worry about Caregiving

Forbes Magazine has published an article that looks at a recent Washington Post survey covering a variety of issues.  One issue in particular, caregiving, seems to […]
February 20, 2012

Weight and Alzheimer Disease

A recent article on WebMD looked at a study that found that older adults who eat from 2,000 to 6,000 calories a day were about twice […]
February 17, 2012

Understanding Medicare is Necessary for Planning the Future

A recent article in the Senior Journal looked at a study that evaluated the knowledge baby boomers and Medicare recipients have of Medicare benefits. They found […]