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


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


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


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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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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Medicare App Gives You Coverage Information You’re Looking For

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The Medicare app just introduced by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is an excellent way to know what’s covered. No reason to call their toll-free number and have to wait a loooooong time to get a customer rep to talk to you.         Medicare App: How It Works Here…

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Financing Future Medicare, Social Security Costs Still On Shaky Ground


The financing for future Medicare and Social Security costs is still on very shaky ground, according to both departments.           Financing: Current Status The financial futures of Medicare and Social Security remain unchanged from last year. However, the 2019 trustees’ reports released earlier this week,  warn Congress that both programs face…

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Heart Disease Deaths Increasing For U.S. Adults And Seniors

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Heart disease rates for American adults and senior citizens are increasing for the first time in 10 years.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of middle-aged Americans dying from cardiovascular disease is on the rise.  The CDC measured the two leading causes of death — heart disease and…

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