Monthly Archives: February 2013

Alternative Spinal Surgery Device Introduced

A new medical implant has been introduced as an alternative to traditional spinal fusion surgeries. The new implant is offered by Premia Spine and can reduce the risk of reoccurring operations and help individuals recovery from spinal surgery more quickly. … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages Generate Interest

A new report from housing experts suggests reverse mortgages will become a popular topic over the next few years. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, a new housing policy has been issued to target older adults to help … Continue reading

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Healthy Diet May Provide Better Sleep

New research from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that individuals who have a healthy diet consisting of a wide variety of foods, may have better sleep patterns than those who do not have healthy diets. Michael … Continue reading

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Becoming Your Parent’s Parent – a panel discussion featuring Maryglenn Boals

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maryglenn will be participating in an educational panel entitled, “Becoming Your Parent’s Parent”, at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. This event is open to the public and anyone who is caring for an aging … Continue reading

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High Ozone Levels May Increase Risk Of Cardiac Arrest

A new study suggests ozone layers may be linked to a higher risk of cardiac arrest. The study was made up of 11,600 individuals in Houston, Texas who had previously experienced cardiac arrest. The study stated that when ozone levels … Continue reading

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Study Shows Elderly May Be Happier

New studies show that elderly individuals have increasingly shown signs of happiness with age. Two separate studies were conducted on groups of people, age 70 and up and people in their late 40’s to 50’s. Research found that generation may … Continue reading

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Medicare Lowering Drug Costs

Disabled individuals and the elderly will receive a break in Medicare drug costs starting next year. Medicare’s standard deductible for their drug program will be approximately 4.6 % lower next year compared to this year, and Medicaid co-payments will also … Continue reading

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Coffee May Lower Risk Of Oral Cancer

Coffee may lower risk of oral cancer according to a new study. Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee daily has been linked to a lower chance of dying from upper-throat and mouth cancer by 50%. The study involved approximately … Continue reading

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Lowering Sodium Consumption Could Save Lives

Research has found that lowering the amount of sodium-intake annually by 4% for ten years could save between 280,000- 500,000 lives. Americans, on average, consume around 3,500 mg of sodium a day with men averaging over that amount. Pam Coxson … Continue reading

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401(K) Reaches Highest Level Ever

According to a new report from Fidelity Investments, 401(k) balances hit the highest levels ever seen by the end of last year. The average, involving young and old individuals hit levels approximately 12% higher than 2011. Workers that have worked … Continue reading

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