Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reverse Mortgages Becoming Popular With Younger Boomers

A recent survey conducted by the National Council on Aging found a 15 percent increase in the number of prospective reverse mortgage candidates between the ages of 62 and 64 over the past 13 years. And though the average age … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Red Meat May Shorten Lifespan

After following 120,000 men and women over 20 years, researchers at Harvard found that the individuals that ate the most red meat and processed foods such as bacon, sausage, and hot dogs were more likely to die than the people … Continue reading

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The Staggering Costs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals the staggering costs of the disease and the projected increases as more Americans develop the incurable disease. Currently, 5.4 million Americans have the disease and it is the sixth … Continue reading

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Risk Of Dying Drops 60 Percent Since 1935

Research from the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention examining mortality in the United States over the past 75 years found that the risk of dying dropped 60 percent between 1935 and 2010. The risk of death dropped for all … Continue reading

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Seniors Nationwide Struggle To Pay For Basic Needs

A new report based on the Elder Economic Security Standard Index has calculated the economic needs of seniors in every county in the country. The report, from Wider Opportunities for Women, measured the median income of older adults against the … Continue reading

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Coffee May Lower Risk Of Developing Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer, which is cancer in the lining of the uterus, is the most common gynecological cancer in the United States and is typically diagnosed in women over the age of 50. But a new study from the Harvard School … Continue reading

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Vitamin D & The Positive Effects Of Sunlight

The many negative effects of getting too much sun are well documented. Exposure to ultraviolet rays can be dangerous and damaging and can lead to everything from wrinkles to skin cancer. But sunlight also serves as a good source of … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Prices Rise At Twice The Rate Of Inflation

The latest Rx Price Watch Report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute found that retail prices for prescription drugs have been rising at nearly double the rate of inflation. The report examined prices on the 514 drugs most commonly used by … Continue reading

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Early Heart Habits Determine Disease Risk Later In Life

A new study, published in the journal Circulation, finds that young adults who practice healthy habits have a lowered risk of developing heart disease later in life. The researchers followed 2,336 people beginning in 1985. The average age of the … Continue reading

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Stroke Risk Triples After 10 Years With Diabetes

The fact that people living with diabetes have a higher risk of suffering a stroke has been established. Whether that risk rises when an individual initially develops the disease or it builds slowly over time hasn’t been answered. But a … Continue reading

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