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Tech Bracelet Accurately Tracks Vital Signs, No Wires, Batteries

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A tech bracelet accurately tracks vital signs without any attached wires or circuits. The new device, just brought to market, tracks movement, heart rate, and breathing.  There are no hindering wires, batteries or circuits — it’s light weight and unobtrusive. Best of all, it sticks to your skin like a band-aid, you never have to…

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Geroscience: What It Is, And How It Could Help Seniors Age Gracefully

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Geroscience is the study of  basic biological mechanisms that drive the aging process. A better understanding of the aging process can lead to new drugs and other clinical innovations to help cure diseases that are specific to senior citizens.   This new new discipline, under the direction of the National Institute of Aging, will target…

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Medicare Advantage Benefits Will Be Expanding In 2020

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Medicare Advantage (MA) benefits will be expanding in 2020. This will be the second consecutive year that the Centers For Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS), will be increasing benefits to its subscribers. The expanded benefits include home meal deliveries, transportation services, and even some housecleaning.   Indeed, with these new policies, MA plans in 2020 will…

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Women Show Higher Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease Compared To Men

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Women show a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, compared to men, recent studies show.   Right now, statistics indicate that almost two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Indeed, women in their 60’s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as they are breast cancer. They’re also more likely than men to…

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Federal Judge Blocks Retail Drug Price Transparency Rule

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A Federal judge has blocked a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would have required drug manufacturers to reveal their drug retail prices. The rule required drug manufacturers to make this disclosure on all of their television ads. This regulation was set to take effect yesterday, July 9, 2019.   Judge Amit…

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Pneumonia Vaccine No Longer Necessary For Seniors, Says CDC

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The two-part pneumonia vaccine for senior citizens is no longer necessary, says the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC). This is startling news as pneumonia in seniors, 65 years old and older, can sometimes have serious and even deadly consequences.   Pneumonia occurs when bacteria enter the lungs and get lodged there. Indeed the seriousness of…

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Coffee Made Healthier By Adding These Ingredients

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Your coffee can be made healthier just by adding ingredients that contain a dose of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutritious herbs. All it takes is a teaspoon of this something extra. The benefits you receive are increased energy, better mood, and overall improved health.   Below, we list several ingredients you should consider adding to…

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Mosquitoes and Summer Season Are Here; New Super Fungus Kills Them

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Mosquitoes and the summer are here and it’s important that you take precautions against getting bit. For example, Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and socks. Treat clothing with permethrin Apply lotion, liquid, or spray repellent to exposed skin.             Mosquitoes: Some Facts Mosquitoes carry microbes that can cause deadly…

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Lupus Is A Serious Autoimmune Disease, What You Need To Know

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of your body. In the United States, nearly 1.5 million Americans live with some form of lupus.   In this disease, a person’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. Nearly 70 percent of lupus are systemic, meaning it affects major organs like the heart, lungs,…

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Eye Shingles Virus Increasing Among Senior Citizens, Why?

The eye shingles virus is increasing across the general population, but especially among senior citizens.   The study results were recently presented at the 2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Vancouver.   The side effects of the shingles virus can range from unpleasant to extremely painful, especially when the virus affects…

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