Are New Blood Pressure Guidelines Too Strict?

Are New Blood Pressure Guidelines Too Strict?

Blood pressure guidelines over the past decade have lowered the target blood pressure that doctors aim for when prescribing medications and treating patients. In 2014, the recommended target blood pressure was 140 over 90 or lower for the majority of adults and 150 over 90 or lower for individuals over...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 22, 2018

How Bed Bugs are Affecting Senior Citizens Across the Nation

How Bed Bugs are Affecting Senior Citizens Across the Nation

Midtown Manor’s Home for the Elderly in Florida has been dealing with bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing residents to leave their living space.  A resident of the senior living facility spoke with ABC Local 10 News about her experiences, “My sister moved...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 22, 2018

Elderly Families Reunited at North Korean Border

Elderly Families Reunited at North Korean Border

89 elderly South Koreans were able to enter North Korea and reconnect with their family members who they haven’t seen in 68 years. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have had wild ups and downs in recent years. Lows include Twitter spats between the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 21, 2018

Only Three Iron Lungs are Still in Use in the United States

Only Three Iron Lungs are Still in Use in the United States

What was once a tool to help patients with breathing difficulties is now nearly extinct. Mona Randolph, 82, of Missouri uses one of the last three remaining iron lungs in the country.  The iron lung is a large tank respirator that was most commonly used to assist polio patients with...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 21, 2018

Amazon Hires Cardiologist in push for the Health market

Amazon Hires Cardiologist in push for the Health market

Amazon has continued its move into the health care sector by hiring star cardiologist Maulik Majmudar.  Majmudar announced his new role via Twitter stating, “Very emotional day: After decade of medical training (@NorthwesternMed @HopkinsMedicine @BrighamWomens), five years on the faculty @MGHMedicine and @harvardmed, leading #digitalhealth @mgh_htl, I have decided to...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 21, 2018

Certain Eye Conditions May be Predictors of Alzheimer's

Certain Eye Conditions May be Predictors of Alzheimer's

While cataracts do not appear to be on the list of eye conditions that may put you at increased risk for Alzheimer’s; there are three surprising eye conditions that are - macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.  According to researchers at the

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 20, 2018

Senior Citizen Universities Popularized in China

Senior Citizen Universities Popularized in China

Eight million Chinese students over the age of 60 are enrolled in universities for the elderly across the country.  These government funded programs cost an average of $21 a term for elderly Chinese students. The universities are wildly popular and, in some areas, only 1 in 16 interested students is...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 20, 2018

Universities for Elderly are Booming in this Country

Universities for Elderly are Booming in this Country

Chinese senior citizens are camping out overnight and even renting beds for a chance to register for a limited number of spots at the country’s universities for the elderly.  These schools have been around since 1983 and since then there have been more than 70,000 other...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 20, 2018

Senior Citizens to Get Water Rate Discounts?

Senior Citizens to Get Water Rate Discounts?

The senior citizens in Nogales may be getting a discount on their water rates in the upcoming future.  According to the Nogales International, the Nogales City Council asked staff to look into the possibility of creating a senior discount program. No votes were taken at the time but the mayor...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 19, 2018

82-year-old man Takes His Life for Being Ashamed of Driving Offenses

82-year-old man Takes His Life for Being Ashamed of Driving Offenses

After David Staddon received a letter from police suggesting he could be receiving charges for dangerous driving, he was found dead days later.  The 82-year-old man was found face down on the beach from drowning several days after he received the letter. Staddon’s step-daughter, Sharon Roper, said that he felt...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 19, 2018

This Past Week: Aretha Franklin’s Death and Madonna’s 60th Birthday

This Past Week: Aretha Franklin’s Death and Madonna’s 60th Birthday

August 16th has become a sad day in music history as iconic legends Aretha Franklin, and Elvis Presley both died on the day 41 years apart. Although we do have one legend who continues to carry the date forward – Madonna turned 60 years old on that same day.  It...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 19, 2018

Phantom Odors May Be a Sign of Health Problems in the Elderly

Phantom Odors May Be a Sign of Health Problems in the Elderly

Out of all our senses, it is generally the sense of smell that we ignore the most even though we rely on it more than we realize. In fact, the taste of food is very much linked to how it smells!  As with any other mechanism...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 18, 2018

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