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Colorectal Screenings Urged For Seniors, For Early Detection

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Colorectal screenings done for senior citizens are being urged by the American College of Physicians (ACP), in their latest report. They urge that early detection is very important.   They stress the need for millions of aged Americans to get tested, even if they have no symptoms or family history of the disease.   In…

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Hypertension Increases Your Risk For Dementia And Memory Loss

It is well known and accepted that hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. But, did you know that it also can increase your risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re surprised, right? That’s because few long-term studies have examined the effect of high blood pressure with memory loss and cognitive decline.  …

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Can You Get The Flu In August? Yes, You Sure Can

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Can you get the flu in August? Sounds far-fetched, right — but the answer is — definitely yes!   Of course, you should be surprised, since the flu season goes from October through May. But, nevertheless, flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough) can creep up literally whenever they feel like it.   The CDC also confirms that…

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Hearing Loss And Declining Vision Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

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Hearing loss as well as declining vision is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to studies reported at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles.   While declines in hearing and vision have each been linked to Alzheimer’s in the past, a decline in both senses actually increases the risks. This can happen even…

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Are Benefits Of Exercise Hyped Up Or Really Accurate?

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The benefits of exercise are constantly being written about, both in the popular press, medical publications and the media. This is especially true in articles that are geared to senior citizens.   The question, however, is whether this information is truly accurate, or is it mostly hype? Perhaps if we just exercised occasionally, would that…

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Business Apps Can Help Seniors Handle Their Money Safely

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Business apps easily accessible for downloading from the internet provide seniors with an easy way to manage their money safely. Here are several business apps that can help you manage your money safely on a secure platform.       Business Apps: Tip Yourself How it works: Link your bank account to a separate “tip jar”…

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Effective Ways You Can Use To Stop Getting Robocalls

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There are effective ways you can use to stop getting annoying robocalls. These calls are annoying, disruptive, and the majority of them are scams and frauds.   Indeed, robocalls are the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with about 500,000 complaints coming in every month.month.   However, help may be on the…

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Scheduling Exercise Times Is The Best Way Seniors Can Stay Healthy

Scheduling exercise at fixed times is the best way you, and especially senior citizens can stay healthy. There’s no question that scheduling a regular exercise program is one of the most difficult things to maintain. The most common excuse? No time. But the latest research may bring relief for the time-pressed. In the Journal of…

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Red Meats Eaten Every Day Triple Heart Disease Risk

Red meats eaten every day will triple your risk for developing heart disease, a study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows.   Trimethyl-amine N-oxide (TMAO) is a dietary byproduct that is formed by gut bacteria during digestion. This chemical comes from nutrients that are plentiful in red meats. In fact, high saturated fat levels in red…

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Scammers Look For Certain Behaviors, Are You A Target?

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Scammers focus on people that display certain behaviors. Specific personality traits signal that you are a person with vulnerabilities and can be too trusting. Bingo! You are now targeted. All age groups can be targeted, but the most vulnerable are senior citizens. By and large, they are good people who can be too trusting and…

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