Monthly Archives: October 2013

Many Americans Delay Retirement

A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research states that 82% of older Americans who are facing retirement realize that the probability of needing to work for additional funds during their retirement years has … Continue reading

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Strong Patient-Physician Relationship May Lower Health Care Costs

According to recent data, patients who have a strong relationship with their caregivers are much more likely to discuss health care costs. The study was conducted at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center by Marion Danis. Physicians are expected … Continue reading

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Procedure May Save Lives of High Blood Pressure Sufferers

A new procedure may bring new hope for many who are suffering from high blood pressure. The procedure involves deactivating specific nerves in the back of the neck, and results in lowering high blood pressure permanently. The experiment has only … Continue reading

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New Drug Brings Hope For Neurodegenerative Illnesses

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester are excited to announce that they have identified a drug that may help cure neurodegenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Although the drug is not … Continue reading

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AARP Giving Online Tips and Help for Picking Right Medicare Plan

Starting October 15, AARP will begin offering senior citizens tips on choosing the right Medicare plan. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period will give seniors a chance to evaluate and possibly change their current coverage. AARP highly recommends taking into account … Continue reading

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Study Shows Economic Slump May Actually Be Good For Seniors’ Health

A study released by researchers in the Netherlands has determined that there are actually higher death rates among the middle-aged and elderly during times of economic boom. The study, which compared death rates with the GDP of 19 developed countries … Continue reading

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For Seniors, the Right Amount of Sleep Can Be Life Saving

According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity have been linked to too little or too much sleep for adults 45 or older. The center finds … Continue reading

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Most Countries Not Financially Prepared For Increasing Senior Population

A global study issued by the United Nations and an elder rights group found that most countries are not prepared to support the growing numbers of elderly people in their populations. The study posits that by 2050, seniors over 60 … Continue reading

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Medicare Costs for Prostate Screenings for Men 75+ May Outweigh Benefits

According to a study published by researchers at Yale, prostate cancer screenings for men 75 and older were shown to have little benefit, in spite of accounting for 1/3 of the money spent annually on such screenings. The study, which … Continue reading

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Superbugs Threaten Many Americans

According to recent data, “superbugs” may pose a real threat to the American public. Many individuals overuse, or misuse antibiotics prescribed to kill infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned the American people of bacteria that have … Continue reading

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