A new large study disputes vaccine-autism connection

A new large study disputes vaccine-autism connection

A new large Danish study looked into links between MMR vaccine and autism. In this study, they also included at-risk participants and, again, no connection between the two was found. There has been a major debate on social networks, media, and everyday life on vaccines and...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Mar 19, 2019

Study shows long doctor shifts don't affect patients

Study shows long doctor shifts don't affect patients

For a long time, it has been highly debated whether or not young doctor’s long work hours would put patient’s health adversely, but a new study has emerged saying there’s nothing to worry about. This study is the latest study to be done in order to...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Mar 8, 2019

For many seniors, dialysis is a way of life, but maybe it shouldn't be

For many seniors, dialysis is a way of life, but maybe it shouldn't be

People diagnosed with kidney disease can choose conservative management to ease the symptoms instead of dialysis, however, not many people are aware of this option. John Everdell had to deal with kidney disease for the better part of his life. When he was younger and waiting...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Mar 5, 2019

Why seniors quit medications

Why seniors quit medications

It is a common occurrence for many seniors to take daily medication, and especially so for those that have chronic health conditions. It has been reported that polypharmacy use among people aged 65 and older has been increased to 39% in the period between 2009-2012,...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Mar 4, 2019

New discoveries in the field of psychiatry

New discoveries in the field of psychiatry

A team of physician-scientists work together to alleviate the impact mental illness has on society. For almost a third of 16 million Americans struggling with clinical depression, antidepressant drugs aren’t doing much to help. Due to that, they are under a constant state...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Mar 1, 2019

How much do you know about the safety of your supplements

How much do you know about the safety of your supplements

The federal government has released its annual projections of health spending for the next ten years and it is their opinion that it will increase at a greater pace than recent years. Some of the reasons for their projected rise is the aging of the baby boomers, and...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 28, 2019

Senior loses 120Lbs by walking around apartment

Senior loses 120Lbs by walking around apartment

After being overweight for her whole life, Jessica Slaughter, aged 86, started doing 3,000 steps per day by walking around her apartment, and also turned to a vegan diet. The now 86 year-old retired substitute teacher from St. Louis, Missouri started walking around her apartment...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 27, 2019

As seniors age, they turn to assistive devices for help, but not all their needs are met

As seniors age, they turn to assistive devices for help, but not all their needs are met

Around 25 million aging Americans have to rely on the help of others, as well as devices like canes, raised toilets and/or shower seats so as to perform their daily duties and necessities. The study’s goal was to document the ways seniors adapt to their ever-changing physical abilities....

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 25, 2019

A senior couple’s sex game accidentally burns down house with a flamethrower

A senior couple’s sex game accidentally burns down house with a flamethrower

A senior couple’s sex game involving a World War 2 flamethrower took a wrong turn and burned down their house. Firefighters went to the scene of the accident at 11:15 in the morning, after being called for by a rather unique phone call. Unfortunately, they...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 22, 2019

Nursing facility caused one death

Nursing facility caused one death

A Columbus nursing facility had six of its employees indicted on charges, including a contracted certified nurse practitioner. The charges include involuntary manslaughter, for an alleged neglecting of two patients under their care, which led to the death of one of them due to said neglect, according to...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 21, 2019

Insulin costs keep rising

Insulin costs keep rising

Lately, it’s not that hard to imagine a situation where you’re in need of a medication you need in order to stay alive, and said medication has a costs that makes it virtually unaffordable. Nowadays, many people inflicted by diabetes have to live with that reality,...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 20, 2019

Medicare helps reduce senior poverty

Medicare helps reduce senior poverty

Poverty Awareness Month ended in January but that doesn’t mean that we should forget right away the strong connection between poverty and health, and take some time to take into consideration the challenges of senior poverty that will come in the future. Millions of American...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 19, 2019

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