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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Healthcare Professionals Now Legally Require Dementia Training In Massachusetts

Healthcare professionals who treat Alzheimer’s and dementia adults in Massachusetts now must be trained in Alzheimer’s disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.   The Mass Alzheimer’s and Dementia Act addresses what the Alzheimer’s Association calls “the most under-recognized threat to public health in the 21st century,” costing the country $277 billion…

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Multiple Sclerosis Cure Possible With Drug Repair Of Damaged Myelin

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. When this lining, called myelin, is damaged, communication between nerve cells can be interrupted. The result is muscle weakness and problems with coordination and vision. Experts estimate that almost half a…

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Chronic Pain Treated With Magnetic Force Fields Is Not Science Fiction

Chronic pain is reaching epidemic proportions here in the United States and is the most common cause of long-term disability. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 76 million people in the U.S. — that is approximately 25%, have had at least one pain episode that lasted for more than 24 hours.Of these,…

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