Artificial Intelligence Does A Better Job Of Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Your Dermatologist

Artificial Intelligence Does A Better Job Of Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Your Dermatologist

A recent study published in the Annals of Oncology found that a type of artificial intelligence, called a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN), is better than experienced dermatologists when it comes to detecting skin cancer. Researchers from Germany, the United States, and France taught a CNN to identify...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 4, 2018

Low-Income Earners Can Receive Up To A $2,000 Incentive By Saving For Retirement

Low-Income Earners Can Receive Up To A $2,000 Incentive By Saving For Retirement

The Internal Revenue Service provided Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Saver's Credit, could help those with a smaller income to save for retirement. It is intended to be a boost for low to moderate income workers. The credit...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 4, 2018

Aging May Make Us Happier As Well As Wiser

Aging May Make Us Happier As Well As Wiser

Researchers have consistently discovered that we tend to be highly content with life in our twenties, followed by a dip in middle age, and an increase again after fifty. This means that there is life after fifty and it can genuinely be good! As for wisdom, is there any surprise...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 4, 2018

More Seniors Working During Retirement Years

More Seniors Working During Retirement Years

  According to recent reports by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, senior labor force participation has noticeably increased over the past 30 years. American over 65 years of age are increasingly finding themselves working past the retirement age or reentering the workforce for a variety of reasons. Some retirees may...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 3, 2018

Nation Celebrates National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Nation Celebrates National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Across the country seniors flexed their muscles to celebrate the 25th National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 30th.  During the annual event over 100,000 seniors participate in events to emphasize the importance of their health and fitness....

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Alec Pronk | Jun 3, 2018

Oldest World War II Vet Chooses to Live in Own Home

Oldest World War II Vet Chooses to Live in Own Home

Richard Arvin Overton is 112 years old making him the oldest known World War II veteran and the third oldest man on the planet.  Despite his advancing age, Overton chooses to live in the house he built rather than live in an assisted living facility funded by the VA. However,...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 3, 2018

Living Apart But Being Together – A New Option For Older Couples?

Living Apart But Being Together – A New Option For Older Couples?

Living Apart Together (LAT) in a somewhat newly minted term for couples who choose to enter long-term relationships while maintaining separate homes. A surprising number of seniors are a part of the trend.  For many, it is a lifestyle convenience. They can keep their home, their daily routine,...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 2, 2018

Patient Portal Usage By Elderly Patients Is On The Rise

Patient Portal Usage By Elderly Patients Is On The Rise

The National Poll on Health Aging has found that more older adults are signing into and using online health portals, even if there are some who still worry about privacy or feel uncomfortable with communicating with a doctor or nurse over the...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 2, 2018

Air Pollution And The Retirement Years

Air Pollution And The Retirement Years

When we are young, we may be able to handle a certain amount of pollution with ease, but as we get older, we become more susceptible to the pollutants in our environment, even if those contaminants are in reasonably small amounts. The perfect place in the city that was ideal...

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Catherine Marucci | Jun 2, 2018

Chess as a Tool to Prevent Dementia

Chess as a Tool to Prevent Dementia

A recent study looking into the relationship between active participation in brain activities and dementia found that odds of developing dementia were significantly lowered by stimulating brain games. The study was conducted by observing Chinese seniors who play cards or read books.  One of the...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 1, 2018

English Nursing Home Abuse Report Withheld for Two Years

English Nursing Home Abuse Report Withheld for Two Years

Residents and family members of those living at the Beacon Edge nursing home in Cumbria, England will be disappointed that vital information was held from them during a two year long wait for an abuse report on the home. The Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board put together the report in March...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 1, 2018

First Chinese Assisted Living Community in Texas Breaks Ground

First Chinese Assisted Living Community in Texas Breaks Ground

Seniors in the Houston area Asian community will now have the option to live in an assisted living facility designed by and for their community.  The announcement comes after over 30 years of efforts to get such facilities off the ground. Jan Cheng the future CEO of

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Alec Pronk | Jun 1, 2018

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