Age Friendly States: Where Are The Best Places For Senior Living?

Age friendly states that focus on the needs of senior citizens are increasing across the United States. Why is that? It’s probably due to the U.S. Census Bureau predicting that by 2035, seniors aged 65+ will outnumber people 18 and younger. For the very first time in American history, seniors will outnumber the young people.…

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Pancreatic Cancer KRAS Gene Key Target In Eradicating The Disease

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Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with no known cure. Recent studies identified a gene in the pancreas, called KRAS, that is the catalyst that transforms healthy pancreatic cells into cancer. Indeed, KRAS drives tumor growth in 95% of people diagnosed with this disease.         KRAS, has proven to be one of…

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Hoarding Is One Symptom Of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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Hoarding all kinds of things is a serious symptom of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The dementia sufferer will hide items all around the house and then start looking for them. The problem is their memory is shot and they don’t remember where they put the items.   Indeed, it is not unusual for someone with…

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Noni Juice: Healthy Nutritional Drink Or Just Another Fad?

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Noni (pronounced NO-nee) is gaining popularity among health enthusiasts who have added it to their dietary regimen. Noni juice  is a tropical drink derived from the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree. This tree and its fruit grows in Southeast Asia and is primarily found in Polynesia. The fruit itself is a yellow lumpy shape, the…

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Electrocardiogram Size of Cell Phone Allows Home Monitoring, Anytime

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An electrocardiogram you can take yourself in your home. Just imagine taking your own eletrocardiogram (ECG) at home and have the results automatically and immediately electronically transmitted to your doctor. That’s right, record the state of your heart anytime you feel it’s necessary or on a schedule set by your doctor. No, this is not…

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Genio Implant By Nyxoah Prevents Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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The Genio implant is manufactured by Nyxoah and prevents obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This device has been approved in Europe and now awaits approval by the FDA in the United States.   Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds…

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Generic Drug Maker Now Challenging Big Pharma On Drug Prices

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Generic drug maker, Civica Rx is a not-for-profit generic drug company that intends to shake up the prescription drug marketplace by challenging Big Pharma on drug prices. The beneficiaries are the American people.   Civica Rx was formed by three philanthropies and several health care organizations that now represents 800 U.S. hospitals. Their mission is…

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Eye Flashers And Floaters: Harmless Or Serious Vision Problem?

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Eye flashers and eye floaters, those tiny dots and lines are things we all see and have experienced.     The question is whether they’re harmless or pose a serious threat to our vision. Indeed, this can turn out to be a cause for concern as we get older.   Eye flashers, look like streaks…

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Dementia Risk Lowered With Blood Pressure Pill, New Study Reports

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Dementia risk can be lowered if you are taking a blood pressure pill, a new study reports. These findings were discussed at a recent Alzheimer’s Association conference. Specifically, lowering your systolic blood pressure to 120 can reduce your risk by 15 per cent. This finding supports results of previous studies that showed even mild high…

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Your Prescription Drugs Can Make You Depressed, Learn How To Avoid It

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Prescription drugs are supposed to make you feel better, but unbeknownst to many, these drugs can also make you feel very depressed. Specifically, drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure, heartburn and anxiety, can cause depression, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study recently published.   These researchers found that 200 prescription drugs,…

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