A Broken Elevator Has Left Elderly and Disabled Residents Trapped in Their Apartments

A Broken Elevator Has Left Elderly and Disabled Residents Trapped in Their Apartments

In Atlanta, CBS46 recently reported on a 16-story building with an elevator that had broken and not been repaired, leaving residents with mobility problems trapped on the higher floors. Thankfully, public pressure after the report forced the owners of the building into finally making the necessary repairs....

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 15, 2018

High Blood Pressure in Old Age Could Lead to Dementia

High Blood Pressure in Old Age Could Lead to Dementia

A new study done by researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has revealed that high blood pressure when we are older may do harm to the brain and lead to dementia. This goes against prior beliefs that high...

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 15, 2018

Can Pixie Pads stop UTIs in Senior Citizens?

Can Pixie Pads stop UTIs in Senior Citizens?

As the risk of getting Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) increase with age, a new program is using pixie pads to help elderly people detect when an infection may be around the corner. The pixie program gives seniors a pad to wear that is equipped with a code. The patient wears...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Jul 15, 2018

Thousands of Asian Americans Seek Care in Chinatown's Only Hospital

Thousands of Asian Americans Seek Care in Chinatown's Only Hospital

When The Pacific Alliance Medical Center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Chinatown closed its doors back in Dec. 2017, due to massive costs to retrofit its facilities to meet seismic requirements, more than 2,000 of the Asian American elderly population in the area had to figure out where to...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Jul 14, 2018

A New Medication Boosts the Immune System in Elderly Patients and May Even Slow Aging

A New Medication Boosts the Immune System in Elderly Patients and May Even Slow Aging

There are two new drugs, currently known as RAD001 and BEZ235, which appear to be able to boost the immune system of elderly individuals. The medications are still experimental and have only been used on a relatively small number of patients, so we might be waiting a while before they...

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 14, 2018

Will Working Remotely Affect Your Long-term Health?

Will Working Remotely Affect Your Long-term Health?

A lot more people today are opting to work remotely rather than working in an office. While this does seem like a tempting idea, it may not always be advisable if you care about your long-term health. According to Time, around 43% of Americans are now employed...

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 14, 2018

Elderly Patients Poisoned to Death by Nurse, through Intravenous Injection

Elderly Patients Poisoned to Death by Nurse, through Intravenous Injection

A Japanese nurse accused of poisoning elderly patients to kill them on someone else’s shift, has been arrested and Japanese authorities have raided her apartment for more evidence in the case. Acording to local media reports, Ayumi Kuboki, 31, has told investigators that she may have poisoned up to 20...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Jul 13, 2018

MARS Bioimaging Unveils a 3D X-ray Scanner

MARS Bioimaging Unveils a 3D X-ray Scanner

The new technology that was just recently revealed is the first 3D color x-ray scanner using CERN technology. Instead of black and white or 2D images, this scanner shows rotatable 3D images of the tissue, muscle, and bones being scanned. It can even go as far as to give...

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 13, 2018

A Retirement Mistake that Could Cost You $100,000

A Retirement Mistake that Could Cost You $100,000

The majority of us rely on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or mutual funds for part or all of our retirement investments via 401(k)s or additional means of investment. They are very hands-off but, as it turns out, that does not mean that they are mistake-proof. Do Not Ignore Fees

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 13, 2018

Pfizer Rolling Back Pharmaceutical Price Hikes After Talking with Trump

Pfizer Rolling Back Pharmaceutical Price Hikes After Talking with Trump

In a July 11th tweet, Trump tweeted that he has spoken with the CEO of Pfizer and they will be rolling back price hikes. “Just talked with Pfizer CEO and @SecAzar on our drug pricing blueprint. Pfizer is rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t...

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 12, 2018

A Big Win for Elders: 80% of Disease Carrying Mosquitoes Eliminated

A Big Win for Elders: 80% of Disease Carrying Mosquitoes Eliminated

Seniors can now live a bit more comfortably now that a new experiment has successfully eliminated more than 80% of disease carrying mosquitoes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seniors are at greatest risk of serious complications when it comes to diseases spread by mosquitoes.  

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Jodelle Maglaya | Jul 12, 2018

Twelve Medications Recalled by Sandoz, Novartis Citing Packaging Issues

Twelve Medications Recalled by Sandoz, Novartis Citing Packaging Issues

Pharmaceutical company Sandoz Inc. and its affiliate Novartis Pharmaceuticals have recalled twelve medicines from store shelves due to issues with the packaging. The childproof packaging poses a risk because children may actually be able to open it. If you have any young children in the house or visiting, it is...

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Catherine Marucci | Jul 12, 2018

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While intubation is a life-saving choice when we are younger, there are many times when it does not prevent hospital re-entry or even death in older individuals. However, we almost

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The Impact of Divorce on Retirement May Be More Significant Than You Realize

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