Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

Skilled Nursing Home Celebration Week May 13-19 2018

This entire week, May 13-19, 2018 is National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for the skilled nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins on Mother’s Day.…

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Drug Discount Program To Get Senate Oversight Hearing

The drug discount 340 program is getting a hearing from the Senate health committee in an effort to fix and reform it.  Senate health committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will hold hearings in early spring. No date has yet been specified.  early spring, but did not specify a date. The 340B Drug Discount Program is a federal government program created in…

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Medicare Patients To Pay Less For Drugs Under New Budget Deal

Medicare beneficiaries with high annual prescription drug costs will get some relief a year earlier than expected. This comes from the budget deal President Trump signed earlier this year. Part D beneficiaries who have high prescription drug expenses currently have to pay more once the total cost of their medicines reaches a certain threshold. That’s due…

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Adenovirus Joins The Flu Epidemic This Winter Season

Adenovirus looks like flu. It feels like flu. It even puts patients into the hospital like flu can.   Adenovirus: What Is It? According to NBC News, the adenovirus can cause very severe flu-like symptoms. It’s so risky that the U.S. military now vaccinates recruits against two major strains. But most people are not vaccinated against…

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Seniors Can Stick To Their New Exercise Plan With These Tips

Seniors who set a 2018 resolution to stick with their new exercise plan can be successful if they follow these tips. You will be motivated, successful, and most importantly, healthy.       Seniors: Enjoy Your Exercise The best type of physical activity is the one you’ll keep doing. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends senior adults…

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Silent Epidemic: Aging Seniors Taking Too Many Medications?

A silent epidemic is going on now in America, according to researchers. They warn that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious or unknown reasons.     For example, estimates are that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat…

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Rising Health Insurance Costs Trouble Early Retirees

Early retirees are facing higher insurance costs and higher deductibles come 2018.  About 20 million Americans buy health insurance in the individual market, the one significantly altered by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). These early retirees know that an unexpected illness or medical event will decimate them financially. For this age group, typical insurance plans…

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Non-invasive Early Detection of Cancer In The Blood

Researchers have developed a method to identify tumor cell DNA in blood samples taken from patients with different types of cancer. Their findings suggest a way to detect early stages of this disease and consequently help guide treatments.   Cancer History This disease occurs when genes change the way cells grow and divide. In all…

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Brain Foods You Need To Eat. Stay Sharp, Healthy, and Active

Your brain, just like any of your organs requires proper nutrition. Therefore, here are nutritious foods that improve memory, mood, and focus. Go for it! Brain Foods Anchovies Anchovies contain 10 times more omega-3s than tuna. Higher omega-3 levels during pregnancy and in childhood correlate to higher IQs. They contain a high dose of vitamin…

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