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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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Whole Body Vibration Can Reduce Inflammation, Type II Diabetes

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Whole body vibration is a passive exercise regimen that became popular in the early 1990’s. It can reduce body inflammation as well as control Type-2 diabetes, a recent study reports. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a passive exercise that was introduced in he early 1990’s and became popular with fitness buffs. You train by standing…

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Blood Test Is One Step Closer In Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease

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A blood test prototype shows exciting promise to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the blood test detects proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing neurons to die. The study results were presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference 2019.   These results suggest that researchers may be one step closer…

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Precision Cancer Therapies Successfully Use Combination Treatments

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Precision cancer therapies is the tailored combination of drugs that attacks a cancer in multiple ways at once. Now there is evidence that this protocol can successfully treat patients suffering from an advanced cancer.   Study results from the I-PREDICT clinical trial showed that a combination of drugs tailored to the advanced tumor’s genetic and…

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Medicines And Alcohol Don’t Mix; Seniors Be Careful

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Several medicines will not mix with alcohol. That combination is dangerous and can even become deadly. Whether you’re taking prescription, over the counter medicines, or herbal remedies; don’t drink. Senior citizens, especially, take medications every day, making this a special problem. Before taking any medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you can safely drink…

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Medicare Cuts In Massive 2020 Budget Not Happening, Say Experts

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Medicare cuts proposed by President Trump in his 2020 budget will not happen say the experts.   President Trump’s proposal would appropriate $845 billion dollars less for senior citizens and people with disabilities. There would also be a reduction of $1.5 trillion from the safety net for low-income Americans. Experts say both proposals are a…

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