Medicare Premiums, Deductibles For Seniors To Be Higher In 2019

Medicare premiums and deductibles for senior citizens will rise in 2019, the Center For Medicare Services (CMS) announced last week. For example, monthly premiums for Part B, will rise  to $135.50 in 2019 from $134 in 2018. Part B covers doctors’ appointments and outpatient hospital care. The deductible for Part B coverage will rise by…

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Hand Washing Day Is Today, October 15th. Wash Hands, Stay Healthy

Hand Washing Day is observed every year on October 15th.  It was first started by the Global Hand Washing Partnership in 2008. This awareness strongly encourages all peoples around the world to wash their hands with soap.   Hand washing on a regular basis will help you avoid getting sick as well as spreading germs. For example,…

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Happiness-Stay Happy And Positive, Your Brain Will Love You For It

Happiness is sometimes difficult to achieve and maintain, but when you’re happy, you are also boosting your brain power and cognitive health. Being happy is a combination of your mood and outlook. The better mood you’re in and the rosier outlook you have, will boost your memory and decision making ability.   Published scientific research…

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Electronic Implant Speeds Healing of Damaged Nerves In Two Weeks

An electronic implant can heal damaged nerves in as short as two weeks, a recent study shows. The implantable electronic device stimulates peripheral nerves by bombarding them with electronic impulses.   The device, the size of  a quarter, successfully stimulated damaged leg nerves in rats in less than two weeks. The rats regained the use of…

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Aging Process Slowed Down By Compound Found In Apples

The aging process can be slowed by a compound found in apples, cucumbers, strawberries, and onions. This compound is called fistein.   Aging occurs when the body can no longer remove and replace dying cells. When a cell ages, it can no longer divide. Consequently, the cell releases inflammatory signals that prompt the immune system to…

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Tai Chi Exercise Can Prevent Falls In Senior Citizens

Tai chi exercises help to maintain balance and prevent falls in senior citizens. Contrary to popular perception, chronic diseases are not the elderly’s worst enemy. It’s losing their balance and falling down.   Indeed, 87 percent of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls. The statistics are grim.  Among people aged 65 to 69, one out…

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Weight Loss In Seniors Reduces Knee Arthritis Pain

Weight loss in senior citizens can reduce symptoms as well as the pain of knee arthritis. Recent research shows that seniors can really help their knee arthritis by losing at least 20% of their weight.   Studies show that millions of older adults have stiff, painful knees caused by arthritis. This disease causes a breakdown…

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Oligomer Proteins Responsible For Alzheimer’s Disease, Says Research Group

Oligomer proteins are responsible for causing Alzheimer’s disease says a combined research group from Cambridge University and Lund University. The English and Swedish scientists agree that the cause is toxic clumps of oligomer proteins in the brain. They are gearing up to create drugs to target and destroy these proteins.   There are currently no effective…

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Opioid Crisis Taking Its Toll On Senior Citizens, Says Government Report

The opioid crisis in the form of prescription pain killers, is affecting senior citizens at an increasingly dangerous rate, warns the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Millions of senior citizens are filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time. And hundreds of thousands are getting hospitalized with opioid-related complications. Seniors are using opioids…

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An Aspirin A Day Can Make Your Heart Worse, Not Better, Seniors

An aspirin a day can make your heart worse, not better, senior citizens. Yes, you read it correctly, it’s not a typo. Contrary to the advice seniors have been given, daily aspirin can make your heart worse, not better.   Seniors, if your doctor finds you have a healthy heart, this study shows there is…

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