Medicare Card Scam Sweeps Nation

Medicare Card Scam Sweeps Nation

55 million Medicare beneficiaries will receive new identification cards to prevent identity theft, however scammers are seizing the lack of knowledge on the new card to defraud Americans. Medicare began sending out the new cards in April, and communities across the Untied States have been affected by various scams related...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 14, 2018

Man Donates Kidney to Wife of Almost 30 Years

Man Donates Kidney to Wife of Almost 30 Years

Steve Kennedy from Seattle recently gave his wife an early 30th-anniversary gift that would be difficult to match – it was one of his kidneys. She had suffered from polycystic kidney disease which had left her kidneys scarred and unhealthy.  According to Fox News, last month...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 14, 2018

Overheating and Dehydration Cases High Amongst Elderly

Overheating and Dehydration Cases High Amongst Elderly

Across the nation, temperatures are reaching an all-time high and overheating and dehydration amongst senior citizens has increased significantly.  In a study published in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers recruited...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 14, 2018

Continued Education Offers Unique Opportunities to Seniors

Continued Education Offers Unique Opportunities to Seniors

As college campuses across the country prepare for an influx of young students, the beginning of a new higher education calendar offers a great reminder to continuing education enthusiasts.   Many senior citizens can attend university classes free of charge as part of continuing education programs.

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Alec Pronk | Aug 13, 2018

How Vaccinations are Benefitting Senior Citizens

How Vaccinations are Benefitting Senior Citizens

In a Letter to the Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a senior citizen talks about his experiences of becoming a senior and the aches and pains that come with. “At the age of 58, I was diagnosed with pneumonia three times in the same year – each...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 13, 2018

FDA Expands Its Blood Pressure Medication Recall

FDA Expands Its Blood Pressure Medication Recall

Just last month the FDA issued a voluntary recall for several types of valsartan tablets, a drug used to treat high blood pressure. Since then they have expanded the recall twice due to concerns that the medications may contain the chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which has been linked...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 13, 2018

Animals Can Retire to Belgian Care Home

Animals Can Retire to Belgian Care Home

Cats, dogs and even pigs are beginning to receive retirement community treatment in southern Belgium.  Caretaker Valerie Luycx looks after the over 150 aging animals in Chievres, Belgium and provides elderly pets with a sanctuary. All 150 animals either suffer from health problems or their owners became too...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 12, 2018

A New Initiative Makes It Easier for Seniors to Shop for Fresh Produce

A New Initiative Makes It Easier for Seniors to Shop for Fresh Produce

Getting fresh produce can be a hassle for many senior citizens, especially for those who don’t have any means of transportation; that’s why a new initiative has set out to help them with those needs. Healthy Food Connect, a regional initiative...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 12, 2018

Health Care Sharing Ministries May Be an Alternative to Traditional Health Insurance

Health Care Sharing Ministries May Be an Alternative to Traditional Health Insurance

With the series of changes in healthcare coverage over the past decade it’s no wonder that some of us are still looking for a safe place in the storm. If current options do not seem to fit your needs, consider looking into one of the already established Health Care Sharing...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 12, 2018

Texas Recovers $110 Million from Pharmaceutical Company

Texas Recovers $110 Million from Pharmaceutical Company

AstraZeneca will pay the state of Texas a $110 million fine for misleading patients about two drugs and defrauding Medicaid.  Texas initially sought $5 billion from the pharmaceutical company. AstraZeneca was accused of falsely marketing Seroquel, an antipsychotic drug, and Crestor, an anti-cholesterol medication.  The company’s fine was primarily related...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 11, 2018

Blue Light from Cellphones May Be Reducing Your Vision

Blue Light from Cellphones May Be Reducing Your Vision

We have always known that too much screen time is not good and that reading in the dark probably isn’t a good idea either. Researchers at the University of Toledo have just confirmed it plus some.  They found that, when our eyes absorb the blue...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 11, 2018

Dialysis Increases Risk of Dementia for Elderly Patients

Dialysis Increases Risk of Dementia for Elderly Patients

When it comes to kidney dialysis, researchers found that elderly patients are at a high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  Researchers published their findings in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and studied 356,668 patients aged 66 and older who were on hemodialysis....

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 11, 2018

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Is a Tiny Home a Retirement Housing Option?

As we get older, a large house can become cumbersome. In addition to there being a lot to maintain and clean, accessibility issues may also arise if there

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Jodelle Maglaya

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Doctors Rely on Data and "Gut Feeling" to Determine Medical Decisions

As artificial intelligence is on the rise and many senior citizens are seeking medical care, many are wondering if technology itself can make the best decisions for patients. MIT computer

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Alec Pronk

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Google Targets Seniors for Nest Smart Home Sales

Residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes may soon see Google’s Nest product in their homes as the company aims to push into the senior citizen market.  The Nest

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