Monthly Archives: December 2011

Drug Study Shows Promise For Alzheimer’s, Neurological Disorders

A new drug, developed by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, may be the first to improve memory and prevent brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The compound, named J147, showed promise when tested on mice and could be tested … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Seniors Satisfied With Their Reverse Mortgages

Older Americans overwhelmingly say they’d prefer to live the rest of their lives in their own homes but most fear they won’t have enough money to afford the lifestyle they’d want. Reverse mortgages, which allow homeowners over the age of … Continue reading

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Studies Show Drinking Tea May Benefit Health

The health benefits associated with drinking tea include reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia, and diabetes. But, though the antioxidant-rich beverage shows promise, more study is needed in order to prove the staggering number of claimed benefits, which include … Continue reading

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National Health Scorecard Shows There’s Room For Improvement

Despite a growing number of people who have quit smoking and a drop in heart-disease deaths, the United Health Foundation’s annual ranking shows there’s room to improve the nation’s health. According to the report, there are an increasing number of … Continue reading

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Postponing Worry May Help Reduce Anxiety, Stress

Worry, anxiety, and stress can have a negative impact on your overall physical health. But, according to a recent study from researchers in the Netherlands, scheduling a time to worry can help reduce the associated stress and anxiety that comes … Continue reading

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Seniors Spend Nearly Half Of Their Social Security Benefits On Healthcare

According to a recently released survey conducted by The Senior Citizens League, seniors spend a significant amount of their social-security benefits paying for healthcare. Among the 1,200 respondents to the survey, more than a quarter spent between $300 and $600 … Continue reading

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CDC Recommends Americans Get Vaccinated Against The Flu

So far this year, 111 million Americans have received a flu shot. That’s more than one-third of all Americans over 6 months old and a 3.5 percent increase from last year. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone … Continue reading

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Simple Exercises, Changes To Routine Can Help Mental Health

Forcing your brain to process new information or do familiar things in unfamiliar ways can help stimulate brain function and improve your memory. According to Manning Rubin, coauthor of Keep Your Brain Alive, there are a number of simple mental … Continue reading

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LGBT Seniors: Will You Age in Comfort?

I recently came across this great article from Christopher Heritage at Bottomline Magazine addressing the specific concerns for the LGBT Boomer.  It raises some interesting points about the Long-Term Care planning efforts (or lack of) by the LGTB community. As an allied ONE Community … Continue reading

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Surveyed Seniors Have No Plans To Stop Driving

A recent survey found that, among people ages 65 and older, 83 percent said they have no plans to stop driving and 36 percent said they had never thought about it. Developed by Florida State University and the Florida Department … Continue reading

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