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Playing Video Games Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp And Connected

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Playing video games can keep senior citizens mentally sharp and socially connected, reports a recent study from AARP.   Growing older doesn’t have to mean a decline in mental health. Indeed, just the opposite outcome is attainable. The survey from AARP shows that playing video games among seniors is booming. For example, in the last…

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Working Diligently To Find A Cure

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Alzheimer’s researchers are working hard to find a cure for this disease. They are  exploring a number of new approaches and testing a variety of treatments. Right now, almost 6 million Americans are living with this dementia-causing disease. At the recent 12th annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) — experts shared some just completed…

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Cognitive Impairment Linked To Weak Hand Grip In Seniors

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.Cognitive impairment has been linked to weak hand grip in senior citizens, a recent study reports.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip, according to this National Institute of Aging (NIA) funded study.   The findings suggest that handgrip strength may be…

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Drugs As Effective as Stents, Surgery For Patients With Heart Disease

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Drugs are just as effective as stents or surgery in patients suffering from stable heart disease, a recent study reports. Adding drugs as a treatment option will provide more options for patients with cardiovascular disease.       Drugs: Study Results The study was presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Heart…

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Flu Shots, Do You Know How They’re Manufactured?

Flu shots are recommended to us every Fall as a way to protect us against the flu during the winter months. Medical experts such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) mount pervasive PR campaigns urging all Americans to get vaccinated.  Indeed, there is considerable evidence to show…

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Paid Family Leave For Caregivers, Should States Pass This Law?

Paid family leave for caregivers, even if they’re family members, has been discussed in State Legislators for the past several years.   More than 40 million family caregivers in the United States, provide 37 billion hours of unpaid help, according to a 2013 AARP study, the most recent data available. Those numbers have pushed state…

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Biotech Food Engineered For Better Health Is Here

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Biotech food that has been engineered to remove ingredients that can be harmful to your health is now available for purchase. The first foods expected to be available are salad dressings and granola bars. These items will contain soybean oil that has been genetically altered to remove ingredients harmful to your heart.      …

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Recreational Marijuana A Fan Favorite Among Seniors

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Recreational marijuana has become a favorite way to relax among senior citizens, especially as many states have already legalized it.   And, of course, what better way to enjoy the weed than with friends at a cannabis club. Combine that with food, music, and socializing — and seniors can happily conjure up the good memories…

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Brushing Your Teeth Daily Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Brushing your teeth daily could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Sounds like a bad joke, but it’s not. In fact, serious research is currently ongoing by researchers who have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) could determine if you do or don’t get Alzheimer’s. This drug research company is called Cortexyme and is located in…

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Will Now Be Covered By Medicare

Car T Cell Therapy

CAR T-cell therapy works by improving the way natural T cells function. T cells are fighter cells that are a normal part of our immune system. They normally roam throughout the body to seek out and attack abnormal cells.   With this therapy, some of a patient’s T cells are removed from their body, and…

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