Why Some Diabetes Patients Taking Metformin Need More Vitamin B12

Why Some Diabetes Patients Taking Metformin Need More Vitamin B12

Metformin has been said to reduce vitamin B12 levels in patients with diabetes, according to researchers. The most common prescription drug that has been given to people with type 2 diabetes might actually be causing irreversible nerve damage to them. Also known by the name Glucophage, metformin is prescribed to...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 10, 2018

American Life Expectancy on the Decline

American Life Expectancy on the Decline

The Center for Disease Control released their annual report including findings that American life expectancy has dipped from 78.7 to 78.6 years on average. The drop might seem small, however, it is part of a larger American health trend that many find disturbing.  Over the past several...

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Alec Pronk | Dec 4, 2018

Probiotics don’t help with children’s stomach flu

Probiotics don’t help with children’s stomach flu

While it might sound like a good idea to help treating stomach flu in children with probiotics, you’re most likely wasting your time and money since a recent study has revealed that probiotics don’t provide much help to children with stomach flu. There have been some

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 3, 2018

What Seniors Get with New Medicare Advantage Plan The new program starts next year

What Seniors Get with New Medicare Advantage Plan The new program starts next year

In recent time, some people that have reached a certain age have been flooded with announcements on daytime television that advised them to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan before its deadline on December 7.  This new Medicare Advantage plan...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Nov 29, 2018

Dormant Buildings Repurposed to Care Facilities

Dormant Buildings Repurposed to Care Facilities

The demand for 24-hour care, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities is rising as the population ages.  So, dormant and older buildings in the United States and across the globe are being repurposed to fit the needs of an aging population. The

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Alec Pronk | Nov 27, 2018

How Much Retirees Need to Save in Different Countries

How Much Retirees Need to Save in Different Countries

Saving for retirement can be a tricky game and finding exact numbers can be a pain for workers who want to relax after a long day.  But it is a vital necessity, and Fidelity Investments recently released some interesting figures for those looking to retire across the globe. The guidelines...

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Alec Pronk | Nov 23, 2018

Talking to Dementia Patients about Guns

Talking to Dementia Patients about Guns

A recent Kaiser Health News investigation shed light on the lesser-discussed issued involving dementia patients: guns.  The investigation found over 100 cases in America where dementia patients harmed or even killed themselves or others. The news organization did...

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Alec Pronk | Nov 22, 2018

ADA and AHA join forces to bring awareness to people suffering from type 2 diabetes

ADA and AHA join forces to bring awareness to people suffering from type 2 diabetes

Diabetes and heart disease are closely related and their effects can be fatal. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have decided to join forces in order to familiarize people with the effects of type 2 diabetes and help them...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Nov 21, 2018

Llamas linked to flu solution

Llamas linked to flu solution

New research has found antibodies in llamas may provide a better defense against all kinds of influenza.   When used on rat subjects, the antibodies targeted multiple influenza strains at once and marked them for removal.  The antibodies can also be refrigerated for...

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Alec Pronk | Nov 6, 2018

Seniors struggle to get hands on medical records

Seniors struggle to get hands on medical records

Yale University researchers have found discrepancies in many American hospitals’ medical record disclosure policy.  The study looked at 83 leading hospitals and found how expensive, timely and easily patients could receive their medical records. The results show various levels of noncompliance with...

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Alec Pronk | Nov 6, 2018

As Canada legalizes marijuana, some seniors explore its medical use

As Canada legalizes marijuana, some seniors explore its medical use

Canada legalized the production, distribution, sale, and possession of marijuana on October 17, becoming the second country after Uruguay to fully legalize the drug.  The Canadian cannabis industry has been thrown into a frenzy since the legalization with many reports of stores running out of product.

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Alec Pronk | Nov 2, 2018

Opioid Epidemic Extends to Senior Citizens

Opioid Epidemic Extends to Senior Citizens

Various government reports have warned of the nation’s growing opioid crisis infiltrating the elderly community.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s report says over a million American senior citizens have prescriptions for multiple opioid medications. An increasing number of seniors are becoming hospitalized with complications...

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Alec Pronk | Nov 2, 2018

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What Seniors Get with New Medicare Advantage Plan The new program starts next year

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ADA and AHA join forces to bring awareness to people suffering from type 2 diabetes

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