Middle aged people who are obese have higher chances of developing Alzheimer’s later

Middle aged people who are obese have higher chances of developing Alzheimer’s later

According to a study of over 1 million women in the UK, obesity in middle-aged people is associated with an increased risk of dementia later in life. A team of British and international researchers found that those in their mid-50s who were overweight were...

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Petar Jangelovski | Jan 2, 2020

A new 68-year study claims that by playing traditional games you will protect your thinking skills as you get older

A new 68-year study claims that by playing traditional games you will protect your thinking skills as you get older

A study suggests that people who play board games or cards have higher chances of remaining mentally sharp when they get older. Psychologists from the University of Edinburgh claim that people who play non-digital games on daily basis achieved

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Petar Jangelovski | Dec 19, 2019

Aspirin can reduce air pollution by half according to a first study of its kind

Aspirin can reduce air pollution by half according to a first study of its kind

This new intriguing study is the first to provide evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin can reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on lung function. A subset of data was analyzed by researchers collected from a cohort of 2,280 Boston-area...

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Darko Siracevski | Dec 13, 2019

According to website errors Medicare should be more flexible with seniors’ enrollment

According to website errors Medicare should be more flexible with seniors’ enrollment

People who have Medicare coverage have a deadline until Saturday to sign up for private drug and medical plans for next year. However, health care advocates, members of Congress and insurance agents fear that unsolicited surprises will result from enrollment decisions based on poor information on...

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Petar Jangelovski | Dec 11, 2019

3 main differences between hospice and palliative care

3 main differences between hospice and palliative care

You may not be the only one who wonders about what is the difference between "hospice care" and "palliative care". The two forms of health care are often considered the same, as they both focus on the quality of life and spiritual,...

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Darko Siracevski | Dec 9, 2019

For boomers reframing aging, age-proofing a home won’t come cheap

For boomers reframing aging, age-proofing a home won’t come cheap

AUSTIN, Texas - Dennis and Chris Cavner, in their early 70s, get ready to move two blocks away to a 2,720-square-foot ranch-style house they bought this year. First, however, they have to renovate the 45-year-old property back to its studs. When the renovation is finished, these baby boomers...

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Petar Jangelovski | Dec 6, 2019

Asking Kelley Keehn whether aging at home is cheaper?

Asking Kelley Keehn whether aging at home is cheaper?

I will never forget my uncle John, who has reached the robust age of 95 years. Even though I don’t know if he could have lived longer, I can’t keep wondering if he could have lived better in his later years. My uncle was growing up...

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Petar Jangelovski | Dec 4, 2019

A retirement community coming to you

A retirement community coming to you

In home-based care programs, members live for years in their own homes and undergo regular physical examinations. Carole Ann Basso had cared for years about her sick parents and disabled husband. At one point in time, all three were receiving hospice care in...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 2, 2019

Heart medications are unaffordable for many Americans

Heart medications are unaffordable for many Americans

According to a new study, many working-age Americans find it difficult to afford medicines for the heart, that protect them from heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Researchers find that about one in eight adults who suffer from...

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Darko Siracevski | Nov 29, 2019

Methods for Elevating Brain Health in Senior Citizens

Methods for Elevating Brain Health in Senior Citizens

Caring for your elderly loved one takes time and love. As your loved one ages his or her brain functions lessen. There are a few things you can do for him or her that will enhance your loved one’s mental health. Three main things you...

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Dr. Kathy Johnson | Nov 27, 2019

Differences between a retirement residence and a long-term care home

Differences between a retirement residence and a long-term care home

You probably have difficulties in understanding the difference between retirement residences and long term care homes. Many people use the terms "retirement residence" and "long-term care home" - also referred to as "nursing home.’’ However, they are very different and it is important to understand...

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Petar Jangelovski | Nov 25, 2019

Thyroid function tests

Thyroid function tests

What are thyroid function tests? Thyroid function tests are a series of blood tests that measure how well your thyroid works. Available tests include TSH, T4, T3, T3RU.The thyroid gland is a small gland located in the lower front part...

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Darko Siracevski | Nov 23, 2019

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