Alzheimer’s Disease Rates To Double by 2060, Says CDC

Alzheimer’s disease rates in the United States are expected to double by the year 2060, according to the latest study by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC statistics are derived from actuarial data which predicts more people living into old age ( 65 years ), and health claims data from 28 million Medicare…

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Colds, Some People Get Them Very Often, Why Is That?

Colds are more than a nuisance. Ask anybody. They can incapacitate you to the point where you have a very difficult time getting through the day. Whether it’s at work, at home taking care of the kids, or even trying to get a good night’s sleep.   All of us know of someone who frequently…

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ESR Testing, What It Is, Why It Matters To Your Health

ESR testing measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample.   It helps your doctor determine if you’re experiencing inflammation from conditions such as autoimmune disease, infection, and cancer.         A doctor draws a small amount of blood and sends it to…

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Aging Seniors More Susceptible To Sleep Deprivation

Aging seniors, 65 years and older, say they experience at least one sleep problem. Insomnia and sleep disorders are, indeed, more prevalent among senior citizens. In general, older people sleep less, wake up and go back to sleep more often, and spend less time in REM sleep compared to younger people.     Aging: Causes…

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CMS Services Can Save 4.6B By Stopping Discharges To Long-Term Hospitals

CMS services can save up to 4.6 billion dollars just by stopping discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new study reported. Patient health would not be adversely affected.   Under the current system, Medicare spending on post-acute care totaled $59 billion in 2014. This is patient care that is usually provided by skilled nursing homes (SNFs),…

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Insomnia, Helpful Tips To Get You Consistent, Healthy Sleep

Insomnia is a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world. The toll insomnia takes on productivity, relationships, and health is staggering. It especially impacts seniors who may also be suffering from other chronic disease(s) and taking several medications simultaneously. To date, the majority of insomniacs are taking a variety of drugs in…

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Carbohydrates Are Essential For Your Health And Longevity

Carbohydrates in your diet are very important to maintain good nutrition and health. Indeed, if you skimp and reduce your carbohydrate intake, your health can take a serious hit. Moreover, it’s not only the quantity that is important, but also its quality.         Carbohydrates: Quality And Quantity Counts Nutritionists recommend that your…

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Aged Citizens Getting Their Flu Shots In August Make Any Sense? Really?

Aged people, 65 and older getting their winter flu shots in August? Does that make any sense to you? Well, it certainly makes sense to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Indeed, while technically, it’s still Summer, Pharmacies have started to promote flu shots around the country. Perhaps, it’s because Labor Day is next week,…

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Generic Drugs Can Save Medicare 1 Billion Annually, Boon For Seniors

Going full blast on purchasing generic drugs on 29 of the most expensive brand-name combination drugs would have saved Medicare close to 1 billion dollars in 2016, according to a new study.   The study reports that drug makers prevent generics from taking over by extending their patents and creating new brand-name combination products. Manufacturers…

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