Apples A Day Keeps The Aging Process Away, Try It

Apples a day keeps the teacher away is a grade school ditty our first grade class sang occasionally. And indeed, we sometimes brought in apples and placed it on teachers desk. Fast forward to today, we seniors still love apples, but some of us have trouble biting into them.   But, fellow seniors, do not…

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Stress Hormone Cortisol In Excess Impairs Memory In Adults

The stress hormone, cortisol, at higher than average levels, can impair memory in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 2,000 adults who had high cortisol levels and found they performed poorly compared to the average cortisol level group. In addition, they also showed less tissue volume in certain areas of the brain.   Cortisol is known…

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Social Security Hit By New Scam, People Beware!

Social Security (SSA) announced this week that they have been hit by another scam. Crooks are imitating the agency’s phone number to convince people to answer their phone.   If you get a phone call with the number 800-772-1213 on your caller-ID screen, BEWARE! Although this is actually the SSA’s national customer service line, the…

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Breathing Through Your Mouth Can Mess Up Your Memory

Breathing through your nose or mouth can have a major impact on your memory and recall, according to a recent study.   Swedish researchers report that breathing through your nose may help with memory storage and consolidation. Their study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience. What motivated these scientists to research a possible connection…

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Psychiatric Symptoms And Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s The Connection?

Psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, and loss of appetite, are markers and early catalysts of future Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. And by the time the symptoms of dementia emerge in Alzheimer’s, it is already too late to reverse the disease. Tissue damage is well underway in the brain.   There…

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Lower Drug Prices If Trump Can Force Prices on Pharma Company Ads

Drugs prices could go lower if President Trump succeeds in getting Pharma companies to list prices on their TV advertisements.   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed regulation that would change the current status quo. It would require companies that sell drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to list the standard price…

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Beta Amyloid Deposits Accurate Predictor Of Future Alzheimer’s Onset

Beta amyloid deposits and excessive daytime sleepiness may be an accurate predictor of future Alzheimer’s onset in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute On Aging (NIA) study. In the study, senior citizens who normally are active during the day but continuously felt sleepy, showed three times more deposits of beta amyloid compared to…

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Osteoarthritis: What It Is, How It Happens, Is There A Cure?

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 30 million Americans, with a good number being senior citizens. Each year, 3 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of the joints, primarily affecting the knees, hips, lower back and neck. The small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe are…

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