Monthly Archives: January 2014

Many Hospitals Charging 10 Times More Than Actual Costs

Data recently released by the nation’s largest nurses organization stated that hospital costs are on the rise, and hospitals are overcharging many Americans. The data suggests that some hospitals are charging more than ten times the amount of cost for … Continue reading

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ACA Helps Many Afford Cancer Treatment and Screenings

Cancer patients are living longer according to new data, and cancer treatment costs are increasing. In 2010, the average total cost for cancer treatment in the U.S. jumped to $125 billion. The Affordable Care act is helping to provide many … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injuries Increase Among Seniors

Research conducted at Johns Hopkins has found that the number of spinal injuries have increased among older adults. The study found that 41.5% of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the U.S. are caused by senior falls while only 35.5% of … Continue reading

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Positive Attitude May Increase Drug Effectiveness

Researchers have found that having a positive outlook on life can do more than make you happy, it can possibly make your medications work better. A study from Harvard Medical School found that people who took pain medications reacted differently … Continue reading

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Many Older Americans In Mortgage Debt

Boston College for Retirement Research found through a recent study that many older Americans are deciding to work longer and put off retirement due to large debt, particularly caused by mortgages. For those Americans who cannot continue to work because … Continue reading

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Social Security Announces New Compassionate Allowances

Social Security announced that they have added additional Compassionate Allowances for certain serious health conditions, in order to help many senior citizens to afford specific health care. The program added twenty five new conditions to its Compassionate Allowances bringing the … Continue reading

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Study Suggests That Being Inactive May Alter The Brain

A new study recently published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology states that physical activity and lack of physical activity may play a crucial role in how the brain behaves. The study was conducted on two groups of mice over … Continue reading

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Walking Speed May Play Role In Life Span

A recently released study states that seniors who walk at a faster speed and enjoy doing daily activities may have better physical function and possibly live longer than those who do not. The research states that these seniors are likely … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages Gain Positive Attention

In the past, reverse mortgages may not have been considered a good idea by many, but as the program grows and continues to improve, the option of a reverse mortgage is becoming more appealing. Amy Hoak, a MarketWatch columnist said, … Continue reading

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New Combination Of Drugs Used To Treat Advanced Melanoma

A new mixture of drugs that may help treat advanced melanoma has been approved by the FDA. Advanced melanoma is usually found in older adults who range from ages 55 to 64, with death rates being the highest between ages … Continue reading

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