Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest, Say Doctors

Coronavirus hits senior citizens the hardest, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The coronavirus is the latest virus scourge hitting the world — and comes from the family of respiratory viruses that includes SARS and MERS. For example, during the SARS outbreak, the overall death rate was over 50 percent for people over the…

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Shingles Vaccine Can Prevent Stroke In Senior Citizens

Shingles vaccine can prevent strokes in senior citizens, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). The vaccine is most effective in seniors aged 66 to 79.   Therefore, the CDC is recommending that seniors get vaccinated. Doing so, provides a double benefit. You are reducing the risk of shingles, and at the same time…

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Trump Administration Expands Coronavirus Travel From Overseas

The Trump administration has announced it will expand its existing ban on travel from Iran in response to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in that country. The ban prevents any foreigner who has visited Iran within the last 14 days from entering the United States.   In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation A Key Component To Full Recovery

Cardiac rehabilitation is a very important component to help with a full recovery. Cardiac rehab can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help build heart-healthy habits.   Heart attack statistics are grim. Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack every year. Cardiac rehabilitation not only helps a…

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Dehydration A Serious Health Threat For Senior Citizens

Dehydration is a serious health issue for senior citizens — and if not treated, can lead to serious chronic illness. According to a 2015 study in the Journal of Gerontology Nursing, between 20 to 30 percent of senior citizens are chronically dehydrated. That means seniors are not taking in enough fluids.   According to health care experts,…

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Elderly Citizens Fearful of United States 2020 Census

Elderly citizens, aged 50 and older are afraid of participating in the 2020 Census. In this age group, 66 percent are afraid that they will be the target of fraud. This finding comes from the new national survey, “The Impostors: Stealing Money, Damaging Lives,” which was released Feb. 19.   As the Census Bureau prepares to…

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Life Expectancy For Seniors Will Be At All Time High By 2060

Life expectancy for senior citizens is expected to reach an average of 85 years of age by the year 2060, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, by 2060, 25 percent of all U.S. residents will be over age 65.   But, overall, the growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next four…

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Stomach Warning Signs Seniors Should Not Ignore

Stomach warning signs should not be ignored, especially if you are a senior citizen, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. Seniors are more susceptible to digestive discomfort and gastrointestinal issues, due to weaker immune systems and to side effects of the many medications they take. For the most part, they’re not serious, but nevertheless…

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Prescription Drug Prices Keep Rising Despite HHS Efforts

Prescription drug prices keep going higher despite the best efforts of Health and Human Services (HHS) efforts and the pressure from President Trump.   Prescription Drug: What Do Prices Hikes Look Like? The news is not encouraging. Retail prices for 460 prescription drugs are increasing by an average of 5.2 percent for this year —…

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Handgrip Strength Can Predict Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Handgrip strength can accurately predict a cognitive decline in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute of Aging study. Results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. These findings suggest that handgrip strength…

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