Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Eye Implant May Help Impaired Vision

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new eye-implant technology that will work in place of damaged eye cells. The device’s name is the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. The new technology may not be able to fully restore lost … Continue reading

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Musicians Less Likely To Develop Hearing Disabilities

New research proves that aging musicians have an increased ability to pick out speech in noisy environments compared to older individuals with no music background. The study also suggests that people with hearing disabilities may also be able to obtain … Continue reading

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Population Of Individuals Living Age 90+ Grows

People living to be in their 90s is growing according to the first census figures of a study covering population age 90 and above. Individuals living to be 90+ has increased to 1.9 million, tripling in size since 1980. The … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Drugs May Increase Risk Of Falling

New research suggests psychiatric drugs such as antipsychotics and antidepressants, may elevate seniors risk of falling. The study found that side effects from psychiatric drugs, such as lowered blood pressure levels may have a direct correlation with elderly injuries due … Continue reading

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Flu Season Worse For Elderly

According to Dr. Lyn Finelli, a flu specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season is extremely dangerous for the elderly. This year’s flu season will go down in history as one of the worst seasons ever, … Continue reading

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Tax Deductibles Grow

Federal and many state tax codes are now offering incentives to help motivate individuals to take advantage of tax savings available through the Long Term Care Insurance Protection Plan. Long Term Care premiums are being considered as a medical expense. … Continue reading

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Sunshine May Decrease Chances Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study involving 235,000 participants suggests that ultraviolet B (UV-B) rays, in sunlight may reduce the risks of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Elizabeth Arkema, who studies epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues said, “our study adds to … Continue reading

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Growing Amount Of Seniors Working Past Retirement Age

The U.S. Census Bureau report confirmed that many seniors are continuing to work past the age of retirement. Working past the traditional retirement age is a lucrative way to ensure a secure retirement according to retirement experts. While the U.S … Continue reading

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Exercise And Diet May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

According to an advanced study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, daily exercise and a healthy diet can possibly reverse Type 2 diabetes. Doctors have yet to find a cure for Type 2 diabetes, but with physical activity … Continue reading

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Pets May Keep Brain More Active

Pets can improve the health of the elderly according to research. Pets have been found to lower blood pressure, heart rate and minimize stress levels. Interaction with pets increases the amount of dopamine and serotonin the brain produces. Pets also … Continue reading

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