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

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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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Anti Vaxxers Ramping Up Protests Against Gov’t Vaccinations

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Anti vaxxers are increasing their opposition to government mandated vaccinations. What started out as just voicing their protests to the media, has now expanded to loud demonstrations before local and state politicians. The catalyst, of course, is the outbreak and return of the virulent and dangerous measles disease.           Anti Vaxxers:…

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Medicare Plans Will Expand Transportation Services To Seniors

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Medicare plans have rules. Now it intends to make a change that will help senior citizens. Specifically, it will change how it pays for emergency ambulance services for senior citizens. Seniors will have more options besides just going to a hospital emergency department.           Medicare Plans: Seniors Transportation Options Under current…

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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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Hearing Aids Go High-Tech, Great News For Hearing Impaired

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Hearing aids have gone high-tech and that’s great news for the hearing impaired and for sufferers of tinnitus.   Currently, 20 per cent of Americans suffer from hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. The new high tech hearing aids were recently showcased at a trade show in Las Vegas. One manufacturer,…

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Senior Aged Women Have Higher Risk For Alzheimer’s Than Men

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Senior aged women may have a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to older men, a recent study reports. The older women had higher levels of tau, an Alzheimer’s protein, than same aged men. High levels of the tau protein positively increase the risk for serious brain disease and disability. This research was supported…

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Senior Citizen Falls Preventable With These Easy Light Exercises

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Senior citizen falls can be prevented just by doing a few light exercises each day. Unfortunately, each year, 2 million seniors go to emergency rooms to treat fall-related injuries. Even a simple fall to an aged person, can cause a serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip.       The key to fall…

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Hearing Loss In Seniors May Be Reversible By Growing New Hair

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Hearing loss in the aged is permanent, but a new treatment that re-grows the important sensory hair cells in the inner ear (cochlea) may reverse hearing loss. Hearing Loss: How The Ear Works The brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. a sound enters the ear via sound waves. It then moves down the…

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Diabetes Monitoring Are You Overdoing Your Testing?

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Diabetes monitoring is being over done by people with Type 2 diabetes, a recent study claims. These researchers at the University of Michigan, claim that testing as many as two or more times is excessive and unnecessary.  According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 30.3 million people in the United States live…

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