Monthly Archives: April 2012

Quality Of Life Important When Deciding On Cancer Care

New research from the Moffitt Cancer Center aims to place more emphasis on quality of life in cancer care. Treatment options are mostly measured by how long they can help patients survive cancer with less focus on how well they … Continue reading

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Low-Fat Dairy May Lower Stroke Risk

A new study of nearly 75,000 adults who were followed for an average of 10 years found that those who ate low-fat versions of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese lowered their stroke risk by 12 percent as … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy Falling In Many U.S. Counties

A county-level analysis of life expectancy found a large majority of American counties have been falling behind as compared to countries such as Japan and Canada that rank among the top performers in the world. The research, from the Institute … Continue reading

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Research Investigates New Technologies For Elderly Drivers

A team of researchers at Newcastle University have created a car aimed at studying the reactions and habits of older drivers. As we age, our reaction times slow which can make driving hazardous. Still, for elderly Americans living alone, driving … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Vitamin C May Help Lower Blood Pressure

A review of 29 clinical trials covering nearly 1,400 adults between the ages of 22 and 74 found that taking vitamin C supplements may have a lowering effect on blood pressure. Participants in the study took 500 milligrams of vitamin … Continue reading

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Signs Point To America’s Increasing Long Term Care Needs

Americans age 65 and older have a 70 percent chance they’ll require long-term care at some point in their lives. And, as the costs associated with such care increase, so does the need for retirement-age Americans to have a plan … Continue reading

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Foods, Herbs, And Spices To Boost Your Immune System

Like any other part of your body, your immune system is dependent on a healthy and nutritious diet to function at its best. Fortunately, there are many foods and spices that can naturally boost your body’s ability to fight off … Continue reading

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New Social Security Claims Trending Downward

After hitting a record high in 2009, new social-security claims have fallen the past two years. In 2009, 3.2 million Americans over the age of 62 began collecting social security. In 2010, that number fell to 3.1 million and last … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Purchasing Prescription Drugs Online

As prescription drug prices increase, many people are tempted to try their luck with online pharmacies promising cheaper drugs delivered directly to their door. But online pharmacies come with their own costs. A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University found … Continue reading

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Americans Express Lack Of Confidence In Finances

The Employee Benefit Research Institute’s annual retirement confidence survey finds Americans once again expressing concern about their ability to afford retirement. Among respondents, only 14 percent say they are very confident they’ll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. … Continue reading

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