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Geriatricians Can Help Keep Senior Citizens Healthy And Active

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Geriatricians have the knowledge and experience to help senior citizens stay healthy and active. If you or your loved one is aged 60+, then you should seriously consider using a geriatrician to monitor and help you. The geriatrician can work with your primary care provider.   According to the American Geriatrics Society. (AGA), currently only…

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February Is American Heart Month, Spread The Word

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American Heart Month is recognized this month, nationwide. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 25% of  deaths are caused by heart disease. But, heart disease can often be prevented if people are educated to make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities,…

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Dietary Supplements For Alzheimer’s, Cancer Face Tough FDA Regulation

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Dietary supplements marketed as preventing Alzheimer’s or cancer now face tough regulation by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).   Earlier this week, the FDA announced they will closely regulate dietary supplements and enforce action against companies who claim that their dietary supplements can prevent Alzheimer’s disease or cancer.   The explosive growth of the…

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President Trump Vows To Lower Drug Prices In State of The Union Speech

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President Trump, last night in his State of The Union speech, vowed to lower the current high prices of drugs.   The President came out very strongly against the current high prices of prescription drugs. These same drugs are cost significantly less in all other parts of the world.   He urged Congress to pass…

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Parkinson’s Disease Reaching Pandemic Proportions Around The World

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Parkinson’s disease is on the rise. Several scientists are cautioning that it may reach pandemic proportions. Parkinson’s is a neuro-degenerative condition that develops slowly. It affects the motor regions of the central nervous system and over time, even simple movements become difficult. As the disease progresses, dementia sets in. Historically, Parkinson’s was rare. In 1855,…

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Mind Diet Focuses On Preventing Dementia, Heart Disease, Memory Loss

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The MIND diet has become very popular in the last few months among health conscious consumers. The reason makes sense. It combines ingredients from both the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet to improve brain health. The specific focus is to prevent dementia, heart disease, and memory loss.  But it doesn’t stop there. Indeed, other benefits…

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Finding a Safe, Accessible Property for Seniors Who Want to Age in Place

This article was written exclusively for our SplitRock readers, by our good friend, Sara Bailey of thewidow.net According to the American Association of Retired Persons, 90 percent of older adults wish to age in place rather than move to a senior or assisted living facility. Even seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living…

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Flu Virus Can Survive Up To 48 Hours On Hard Surfaces

The flu virus can survive on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours, says Alison Carey, MD, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Drexel University. You’re surprised, right! You thought you could only catch the flu directly from another person, not so. You can also catch it from just about any hard surface. What’s…

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Medicare Part B Drug Prices Coming Down, Says HHS Azar.

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Medicare Part B drug pricing will be coming down, say HHS Secretary Alex Azar. This is due to the Trunp Administration’s proposal to tie prices for certain Medicare drugs to the prices wealthy countries pay overseas. Secretary Azar claims this plan to be implemented in the future has already changed the dynamic around pharmaceutical prices…

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Congress Intends To Lower Drug Prices In The New Term

Congress, specifically Democrats in the House of Representatives, will introduce legislation in the next few weeks to “drastically” reduce drug prices. Yes, folks, you have heard this before from Congress. Unfortunately for consumers, especially senior citizens on fixed incomes, not only were drug prices not “drastically” reduced last term, the drug manufacturers increased prices right…

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