Monthly Archives: November 2013

Seniors Saving More Money With Medicare

Seniors and many people with disabilities are saving approximately $8.9 billion with the Medicare prescription drug plan provided by the Affordable Care Act. Medicare Part B premiums are not expected to grow next year, according to new data by the … Continue reading

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Consuming Nuts May Lead To A Longer Life

A new study conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard School of Public Health has found that people who consume about a cup of nuts each day may live longer lives than those who do … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages May Be Of Great Financial Benefit To Many Seniors

According to research, approximately 8% of individuals age 62 and above have thought about the possibility of a reverse mortgage while only 2% secured the loan. The survey suggests that many homeowners have had trouble dealing with long-term debt after … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes May Benefit Many After Hospitalization

A new study from Indiana University suggests that cognitively impaired seniors who are sent home from the hospital are much more likely to be rehospitalized within the next 30 days when compared to those sent to a nursing home after … Continue reading

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New Link Found Between Cholesterol and Breast Cancer

A new study suggests that cholesterol may be an aid for breast cancer growth. Researchers have found that when cholesterol metabolizes in the body, a metabolite is created that aids in the production of breast cancer. Many researchers suggest that … Continue reading

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Medicare Tacking On Extra Costs For Observation Time

A new report that was published by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that observation status while in the hospital may be adding out-of-pocket costs for many people on Medicare. Observation time, the time people wait before being admitted or … Continue reading

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Molecule May Help Cancer Cells Grow

A new study that took place at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that a molecule found in the body may help certain cancers survive and grow. Cadherin-11 is a molecule that keeps cells in the body grouped together, but … Continue reading

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Doctors Plan To Prescribe More Statins To Americans

According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the amount of people in the United States that are prescribed statin drugs for high cholesterol is expected to double. Under new guidelines that were announced earlier this … Continue reading

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Physical Activity May Improve Brain Health

Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas found that older people, age 50 and up, who stay active and get plenty of physical exercise may have better brain health than those who do not. … Continue reading

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55+ Housing Demand Grows

According to recent data released by the National Association of Home Builders, builder confidence has increased in the 55-and-up housing market. Experts say that the single family housing market demand has grown considerably with the help of senior citizens, jumping … Continue reading

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