Many Older Workers Involuntarily Forced Out Of Jobs; Age Discrimination?

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Many older workers, about 50% of seniors, aged 50+, were either laid off or forced to leave involuntarily from their long-held jobs, a recent study shows. These results indicate that many of these senior workers will now encounter financial difficulties. This comes at a time when planning for retirement is most important.      …

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Senior Citizen Falls Preventable With These Easy Light Exercises

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Senior citizen falls can be prevented just by doing a few light exercises each day. Unfortunately, each year, 2 million seniors go to emergency rooms to treat fall-related injuries. Even a simple fall to an aged person, can cause a serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip.       The key to fall…

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Obesity Caused By Bad Sense Of Smell, New Study Finds

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Obesity is linked to a bad sense of smell, a new study finds. A recent review concludes that obese people have a reduced ability to detect and discriminate smell compared to slim people. Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat. It is affects millions of people worldwide, and obese people are…

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Hearing Loss In Seniors May Be Reversible By Growing New Hair

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Hearing loss in the aged is permanent, but a new treatment that re-grows the important sensory hair cells in the inner ear (cochlea) may reverse hearing loss. Hearing Loss: How The Ear Works The brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. a sound enters the ear via sound waves. It then moves down the…

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Diabetes Monitoring Are You Overdoing Your Testing?

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Diabetes monitoring is being over done by people with Type 2 diabetes, a recent study claims. These researchers at the University of Michigan, claim that testing as many as two or more times is excessive and unnecessary.  According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 30.3 million people in the United States live…

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Senate BIll Authorizes $100 Million For Alzheimer’s Infrastructure

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A Senate bill authorizing $100 million over 5 years to fund an Alzheimer’s infrastructure program has passed in Committee with bipartisan support. It creates a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease. It was passed unanimously by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and now will be considered by the full Senate.  …

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Exercising With Partners More Effective Than Exercising Alone

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Exercising with a partner or a group is much more effective than exercising alone, a recent study shows. Overall, most Americans don’t even reach the minimal exercise amounts recommended by the American Heart Association (AMA). A survey by AARP shows that only 20% of adults exercise to the recommended weekly amounts of physical activity. The…

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Stress Reduction With Yoga Exercises, It Really Works

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Stress reduction using yoga exercises has been found to be a good way to keep you calm and focused. Yoga exercise is described and explained in the Yoga Sutras, a 2000 year old text from India. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation to improve your mood and health. It also increases your happiness.  …

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Vitamin D Levels Linked To Schizophrenia Diagnosis

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Vitamin D levels have been linked to a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia, a new study finds. Schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Schizophrenia symptoms are hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive deficiencies. Currently, 2.5 million Americans have been diagnosed and are treated for this…

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10 Minute Cancer Test Is Just Around The Corner, Study Finds

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A 10 minute cancer test will soon come to market according to an Australian research team. These scientists at the University of Queensland have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test has an accuracy rate of 90% based on 200 blood and tissue samples. The technology behind…

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