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

The most common rheumatoid arthritis early symptoms

The most common rheumatoid arthritis early symptoms

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Before we tell you about the symptoms, you should first know what rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis and is considered an autoimmune disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is accompanied by chronic joint inflammation. This type of...

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Darko Siracevski | 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

Which Illness Is More Likely To Send A Senior To The Emergency Room

Which Illness Is More Likely To Send A Senior To The Emergency Room

According to some new research, diabetes-related complications are the most likely culprit that sends them to the ER. Additionally, senior patients tend to remain in the hospital for longer amounts of time and require a higher degree of care and hospital resources, say the authors...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 7, 2019

How to Find A Good Nursing Home

How to Find A Good Nursing Home

A new study has revealed that families that have seniors situated in nursing homes have greater satisfaction and approval of nursing homes that have a bigger staff, in addition to being non-profit. The leader of the study, Tetyana Shippee, an associate professor at the

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 6, 2019

People with Multiple Sclerosis might find hope in new organic compound called alpha-lipoic acid

People with Multiple Sclerosis might find hope in new organic compound called alpha-lipoic acid

Some researchers have started taking alpha-lipoic acid into consideration in hopes of helping patients with Multiple Sclerosis with gait and balance.There is an organic compound, called alpha-lipoic acid, that shows antioxidant properties, and it might be of help to people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in terms...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 5, 2019

Psychological distress might increase the risk of Alzheimer's

Psychological distress might increase the risk of Alzheimer's

New research has shown that exhaustion, which is an indicator of psychological distress, might add up to the risk of people developing Alzheimer's disease. A lot of factors might increase the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, and they include, but are...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 4, 2019

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