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Age Discrimination Still Hurting Seniors In The Workplace

Age discrimination against senior citizens in the workplace still exists in the year 2020, according to a recent survey.   At this time, about 35 percent of the U.S. population is now age 50 or older. Yet, in 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — the nation’s workforce watchdog — issued a damning report…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability To Complete Complex Tasks

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Sleep deprivation can impair your ability to successfully complete complex tasks, a new study reports.   A good night’s sleep is important to maintaining both physical and cognitive health. Our bodies know this instinctively, and researchers have proved many times that this is true.   Several studies have already shown that sleep protects your vascular…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Antibiotic Awareness Week Is November 18-24, 2019

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Antibiotic Awareness Week is observed this week in the United States, November 18th through the 24th. The purpose is to highlight the steps everyone can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use. Antibiotic Awareness Week: Why It’s Important Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections,…

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Does Your Flu Shot Last Through To Next Year Or Not?

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Friends, it’s flu shot season again — time to roll up your sleeves and get that winter protection against this miserable virus. Even though most of us are troopers, and we get this vaccine every year, many of us still hesitate.   Why is that? I guess it’s because many of us still get the…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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November Is National Family Caregivers Month, Say Thank You

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November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time to recognize and salute family caregivers across the country — for their dedication, hard work and self-sacrifice. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock.”   President Clinton signed the first National Family Caregivers Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997. Since then, every President…

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Elderly Prescription Drug Costs Are Double The Inflation Rate

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Elderly prescription drug costs were at double the inflation rate as of the latest 2017 released statistics.   The average annual cost for widely used prescription drugs used to treat chronic conditions was nearly $20,000 in 2017. These statistics are based on an analysis of retail prices of 754 brand-name, generic, and specialty medicines.  …

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Medicare Enrollees Hospital Re-Admissions For Same Infection Soar

Medicare enrollees hospital re-admissions for the same infection they were originally hospitalized for — is soaring, a new study shows.   Researchers at the University of Michigan evaluated 320,000 hospital discharge records for Medicare patients, aged  65 and older and found that 2.5 percent returned to the hospital within a month. The reason for the quick…

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