Monthly Archives: December 2013

BMI May Increase Health Care Costs

A new report released by Duke Medicine researchers have found that people who are considered overweight are more likely to have expensive healthcare. The study found that every unit increase in a person’s body mass index (BMI) past the age … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure Percentages In Southeast Worries Experts

A new study states that one third of adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, with over half of that number residing in the southeastern United States. High blood pressure carries many serious risks such as … Continue reading

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Study Finds Growing Baby Boomer Population In Many Desirable Cities

A new study has found that some locations may be more desirable than others for baby boomers to live. The study uncovered many factors that play a role in where seniors want to live, such as health care access and … Continue reading

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New Drug May Slow Aging

According to a new study, a drug has been created that may help slow the process of muscular aging. The study was conducted at Harvard Medical School, and found that putting a chemical easily converted into NAD in the body … Continue reading

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Internet Users More Likely To Lead Healthy Lifestyles

A new study suggests that people who are actively involved online are twice as likely to be involved in colorectal cancer screenings when compared to those who are not. The study consisted of 50 older individuals, and found that those … Continue reading

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Low Evidence Of Safety Or Effectiveness For Hip Replacement Implants

Researchers have stated that approximately 8% of all hip implants used during replacement surgery contain no evidence regarding the effectiveness or safety. As the rate of failure for metal on metal hip replacements remains high, an increasing number of researchers … Continue reading

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Acid-Suppressing Drugs May Lead To B12 Deficiency In Seniors

New research has found that individuals who take certain types of acid-suppressing drugs to treat heartburn may be at a high risk of suffering from B12 deficiency. A study was conducted that involved 25,956 adults who have been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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New Device May Relieve Migraine Pain

According to a new report by the Nature World News, individuals who suffer from migraines may have a new device to help relieve the pain. The device is a magnetic tool that stimulates a part of the brain used for … Continue reading

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Psychiatrists Have Lower Health Insurance Acceptance Rates

According to a new study conducted at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, insurance acceptance rates are considered to be lower for psychiatrists when compared to other physicians. The study has shown that, over recent years, the demand for … Continue reading

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Experts Urge Seniors To Get Influenza Vaccination

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the main focus is to urge seniors to get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year, research found that seniors had the highest flu hospitalization rates since … Continue reading

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