Blood Test Is One Step Closer In Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

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A blood test prototype shows exciting promise to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the blood test detects proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing neurons to die. The study results were presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference 2019.   These results suggest that researchers may be one step closer…

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Alcohol Stays In Your System Longer Than You Realize, Be Careful

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Drinking alcohol in moderation is a good mantra that we hear all the time from professionals and well-meaning people. Many of us do our best to follow this advice in order to stay sober and safe. We limit the number of drinks at any one time and we don’t drink and drive, among other things.…

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Moderate Drinking By Seniors May Help Them Live Longer

Moderate drinking by senior citizens may help them live longer, a recent study reports. The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is one of the largest and most rigorous studies on alcohol consumption and death risk in the United States. This new report presents data that was collected over a 16 year period.   The results…

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Blood Pressure Monitoring Device Benefits Extended By CMS

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Coverage and benefits for a blood pressure device has been extended by the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS).   The new extended coverage is for Medicaid beneficiaries who get stressed out and report abnormal blood pressure levels in clinical settings.   This specific blood pressure device measures blood pressure over a 24 hour period. CMS…

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Are Benefits Of Exercise Hyped Up Or Really Accurate?

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The benefits of exercise are constantly being written about, both in the popular press, medical publications and the media. This is especially true in articles that are geared to senior citizens.   The question, however, is whether this information is truly accurate, or is it mostly hype? Perhaps if we just exercised occasionally, would that…

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Signs And Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease; What You Need To Know

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Signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are sometimes confused by family members as just part of the normal aging process. But, there are key, subtle differences — and therefore it’s important for you to know how to recognize them. While there is no current cure — recognizing the signs will help you make life comfortable…

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Maine Approves Prescription Price Transparency, Drug Importation Laws

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Maine Governor Janet Mills signed a series of bills  yesterday that will reduce the high cost of prescription drug prices. This will give consumers, especially senior citizens, much needed financial relief.         The new legislation is comprised of four bills that responds to voters requests to stop the increases in drug prices.…

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Business Apps Can Help Seniors Handle Their Money Safely

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Business apps easily accessible for downloading from the internet provide seniors with an easy way to manage their money safely. Here are several business apps that can help you manage your money safely on a secure platform.       Business Apps: Tip Yourself How it works: Link your bank account to a separate “tip jar”…

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Senior Citizens Can Maintain Their Balance And Mobility With Exercise

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It’s important that senior citizens maintain their balance and mobility as the aging process reduces both abilities. The question is — what is the best way to accomplish this?   The answer is that it’s really up to you; there are options available. In fact, any exercise is beneficial.       Senior Citizens: Your…

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Extra Pounds At Age 80 Might Actually Be A Good Thing

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Extra pounds at age 80 and even older might actually be a good healthy thing to be. Sounds crazy, right?   While in the midst of an obesity epidemic here in the United States, as well as world wide, who would advocate this recommendation?  the obesity epidemic rages on —   The current reality is…

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