Medicare Change Will Cut Drug Prices, Limit Patient Choice

Medicare Change Will Cut Drug Prices, Limit Patient Choice

Beginning in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans can restrict expensive, injectable drugs for cancer, arthritis, and other diseases.  In a strategy known as step therapy, patients could be forced to try cheaper drugs before moving up to pricier drugs if the cheap drugs are ineffective.

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Alec Pronk | Oct 2, 2018

Daily Aspirin Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Daily Aspirin Can Cause More Harm Than Good

As more and more Americans turn to aspirin to treat pain, inflammation, or a fever, a new research is finding that it is doing much more harm than good when it comes to senior citizens taking the drug.  The U.S. Australian study...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 24, 2018

Has Apple Gone Too Far? How Much Is Too Much for Technology Prices?

Has Apple Gone Too Far? How Much Is Too Much for Technology Prices?

Today, it seems like it’s difficult to get through life without a mobile device with full internet and app capabilities, but it wasn’t that long ago that the only telephone you needed was a house phone. If the budget was tight, it was easy enough to purchase one...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 23, 2018

How the Elderly Are Preparing for Hurricane Florence

How the Elderly Are Preparing for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence reaches closer to the Carolinas and residents evacuate the area, the elderly at Eagle Crest senior living community have already been long gone.  The Washington Post reported that the facility’s residents evacuated late last week, prior to South Carolina...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 14, 2018

A Senior Who Had No Gas, Now Has a Community Behind Her

A Senior Who Had No Gas, Now Has a Community Behind Her

The Detroit News recently reported on a senior citizen who didn’t have enough money to fill up her tank, and now has a community behind her that set up a GoFundMe account to help her.  The 77-year-old woman named Delores was driving around in a borrowed...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 7, 2018

AARP Finds Inadequate Senior Home Options in America

AARP Finds Inadequate Senior Home Options in America

The number of Americans needing long-term care will massively grow in the upcoming years, and researchers have found long-term care is already financially out of reach for many needy seniors. The Association for the Advancement of Retired People recently published a report taking a deep dive into the state of...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 7, 2018

Is the Term 'Senior Citizen' Going Out of Style?

Is the Term 'Senior Citizen' Going Out of Style?

Are you worried about being called a senior citizen? You might not actually be alone in that. People born between 1946 and 1964, commonly known as Baby Boomers, seem to be showing disdain at the idea of being called senior citizens as they enter the golden years. However,...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 7, 2018

Starbucks in Mexico Entirely Staffed by Senior Citizens

Starbucks in Mexico Entirely Staffed by Senior Citizens

In an effort to create a more inclusive workforce, Starbucks has officially opened up a Starbucks in Mexico City ran entirely by Senior Citizens.  There are seven senior employees that are between the age of 55 and 66. Younger staff members are training the elderly employees....

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 6, 2018

Ear Wax Poses Threat to Senior Care Residents

Ear Wax Poses Threat to Senior Care Residents

Long term senior care residents often suffer from an issue not often brought up in health and ageing discussions.  Impacted earwax can fully block an ear canal and poses a larger threat to the older population than any other demographic. As people age, the ear canal...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 6, 2018

Is it the Right Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Is it the Right Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Are you concerned about flu season? It may seem like a long time from now, but that does not mean that it has not already started in some areas. This past week, a 46-year-old mother of three in Florida died due to complications from pneumonia and type A...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 6, 2018

According to a Texas Lawsuit, the Affordable Care Act May be Unconstitutional

According to a Texas Lawsuit, the Affordable Care Act May be Unconstitutional

Today, a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare, will finally have its day in a Texas court. The Republicans who brought up the lawsuit say that the health law was made unconstitutional last year when Congress eliminated the penalty in their tax bill. Democrats disagree. They will be...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 5, 2018

Ohio Nursing Home Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Ohio Nursing Home Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Senior citizens in a Dublin, Ohio nursing home were given quite a fright late Monday night.  A man walked into the retirement community and claimed to have put a bomb in the senior home.  The Dublin Police Department later detained the man. The police were called...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 5, 2018

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