Seniors Are Advised to Treat Hearing Loss

Seniors Are Advised to Treat Hearing Loss

Two new studies looked into seniors' awareness about their hearing loss and concluded that when hearing loss goes on undiagnosed, it may eventually increase the medical bills, as well as lead to more health problems for many seniors. In one of the studies, researchers went...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 4, 2019

Marijuana Increasingly More Popular with seniors

Marijuana Increasingly More Popular with seniors

New research shows that marijuana isn't only popular with youngsters anymore as more and more seniors decide to light one up. Federal survey data reports that 9% of people aged between 50 and 64 and almost 3% of people aged 65+ have tried marijuana during...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 1, 2019

Intense Stem Cell Therapy - a Possible Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Intense Stem Cell Therapy - a Possible Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

A new Intense Stem Cell Therapy known as HSCT has shown promising results during a clinical trial. However, experts give words of caution, saying that it might not work for everyone. Stem cells might prove to be an important breakthrough for the treatment of multiple...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 31, 2019

HIV drugs might help treat Alzheimer's

HIV drugs might help treat Alzheimer's

According to a new research, an HIV enzyme has an important role in driving Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology by way of modifying the APP gene. For the authors of this study, these results ask for an "immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer's disease."

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 31, 2019

Does daily aspirin help seniors to prevent a heart attack or a stroke in the elderly

Does daily aspirin help seniors to prevent a heart attack or a stroke in the elderly

Doctors recommend a daily low-dose of aspirin for people that have survived a heart attack, or people that have a high risk of getting one, but up until now, these daily doses of aspirin have not been recommended for seniors that are in good health condition.

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 29, 2019

Joint Swelling might lead to Knee Osteoarthritis

Joint Swelling might lead to Knee Osteoarthritis

Heberden’s nodes usually show up in finger joints and are associated with osteoarthritis in the knees. This kind of finger joint swelling is long known to be a potential sign of osteoarthritis, but it might also be a sign of arthritic damage to the knees.

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 29, 2019

Should Alzheimer's patients be given medical marijuana

Should Alzheimer's patients be given medical marijuana

Minnesota joins the fray by legalizing medical marihuana to be used by people with Alzheimer’s. Some states have already adopted this new legalization, and even more are in the process of allowing the use of marihuana by people that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Some researchers, however, state that this...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 20, 2018

Coffee might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Coffee might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers are saying that coffee might contain some compounds that help in plaque buildup prevention, but they also state that they need some more research on the matter. It is a well-known fact that Americans love drinking coffee, since 6 out of 10 Americans have a...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 12, 2018

Seniors in 15 States See Cuts to Silver Sneakers Fitness Benefit

Seniors in 15 States See Cuts to Silver Sneakers Fitness Benefit

Regular exercise can be vital for senior citizen’s mental and physical health. Working out can help ward off a wide range of negative health consequences from arthritis to mental health issues. But the country’s largest healthcare provider United Healthcare is cutting their SilverSneakers benefit, a program that gives seniors access...

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Alec Pronk | Dec 11, 2018

Why Some Diabetes Patients Taking Metformin Need More Vitamin B12

Why Some Diabetes Patients Taking Metformin Need More Vitamin B12

Metformin has been said to reduce vitamin B12 levels in patients with diabetes, according to researchers. The most common prescription drug that has been given to people with type 2 diabetes might actually be causing irreversible nerve damage to them. Also known by the name Glucophage, metformin is prescribed to...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 10, 2018

American Life Expectancy on the Decline

American Life Expectancy on the Decline

The Center for Disease Control released their annual report including findings that American life expectancy has dipped from 78.7 to 78.6 years on average. The drop might seem small, however, it is part of a larger American health trend that many find disturbing.  Over the past several...

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Alec Pronk | Dec 4, 2018

Probiotics don’t help with children’s stomach flu

Probiotics don’t help with children’s stomach flu

While it might sound like a good idea to help treating stomach flu in children with probiotics, you’re most likely wasting your time and money since a recent study has revealed that probiotics don’t provide much help to children with stomach flu. There have been some

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 3, 2018

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