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

Fish diet might not help much with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Fish diet might not help much with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Fish and marine omega-3 don’t show any clear protective effect against rheumatoid arthritis. Seafood-rich diet, as well as supplements like fish oil and krill have been praised for their effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis and some other inflammatory conditions. There is a great...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 15, 2019

Myelin sheath cell preservation might help with multiple sclerosis

Myelin sheath cell preservation might help with multiple sclerosis

The destruction of myelin sheaths is one of the causes of multiple sclerosis symptoms. Scientists have revealed some important information that might suggest myelin repair in people with MS might be something possible to do, as long as there are surviving...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 14, 2019

The reasons that seniors should have a primary care physician

The reasons that seniors should have a primary care physician

Your health will certainly benefit from having a good doctor that will take care of you throughout your life, but that doctor might be hard to find. The most important part of staying healthy is to have the best primary care physician you can get....

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 13, 2019

Risk for heart disease increase at seniors before cancer diagnose

Risk for heart disease increase at seniors before cancer diagnose

Risk of heart attack and stroke rises exponentially in seniors, only months before they get a cancer diagnosis. The author of the study, Dr. Babak Navi said that the study results have shown that there is a risk connected with ischemic stroke and heart attack...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 12, 2019

Six months of active walks might help seniors' brains

Six months of active walks might help seniors' brains

A new clinical trial concludes that walking and some other forms of average-intensity exercise might help fight back at the consequences of an aging brain in seniors that are seeing a decline of mental activity. The study was aimed at seniors that struggle with some...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 11, 2019

Heart surgery doesn't affect memory in seniors

Heart surgery doesn't affect memory in seniors

Major heart surgeries won’t lead to noteworthy memory loss at senior citizens. According to researchers, seniors that had major heart surgery didn’t have an increased risk of memory loss when compared to those that had less invasive surgeries (cardiac catheterization). Dr. Elizabeth Whitlock,

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 9, 2019

Statins help seniors and middle-aged people

Statins help seniors and middle-aged people

Statins, known for lowering cholesterol levels are known to also lower the heart risks for seniors and middle-aged people. New research, however, shows that they can also help people that are 75 years of age, and older. Lead researcher Anthony Keech, a professor of medicine,...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 8, 2019

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