Prolonged TV exposure negatively affects memory

Prolonged TV exposure negatively affects memory

Seniors that look to maintain their mental health should consider toning down on their TV watching time. A big new study revealed that people spending even 3.5 hours a day in front of their TV have reported a significant decline in verbal memory. Researchers...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Apr 5, 2019

Type 2 diabetes -everything you need to know

Type 2 diabetes -everything you need to know

Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus and it’s one of the most commonly known types of diabetes, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers shows that 30.3...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Apr 4, 2019

CMS launches a new innovative app - eMedicare

CMS launches a new innovative app - eMedicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways in which they can provide better services for their beneficiaries. One of those is the newly formed eMedicare initiative. How can eMedicare help you? As such,...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Apr 3, 2019

Iron deficiency, anemia and hearing loss correlation

Iron deficiency, anemia and hearing loss correlation

An increasing number of research and evidence shows a correlation between anemia and hearing loss, and more specifically – a type of anemia that leads to low iron levels. A 2017 study showed that people with

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Sholem Berkowitz | Apr 2, 2019

Health illiteracy can be dangerous for seniors

Health illiteracy can be dangerous for seniors

Over 50% of seniors in the U.S. don’t have the health literacy to find and comprehend medical information. Researchers advise health providers to simplify their reports. Duyen Pham-Madden, an insurance purchasing agent in Blue Springs, Mo shared her parents’ difficulties with their medications....

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Sholem Berkowitz | Mar 26, 2019

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

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