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Your Flu Risk Level Depends On Where You Actually Live

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Your flu risk really depends on where you live or work, according to the results of a recent study.   This is important information for you to know as the flu season has started in the United States. There already are reported cases from around the country. Technically everyone is at risk of developing the…

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Older Adults Not Following Their Antibiotic Instructions

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Many older adults are not following the antibiotic instructions listed on their medications, a recent study reports.   The University of Michigan canvassed senior citizens between the ages of 50-80. The poll was based on a sample of more than 2,200 adults who were asked questions about several aspects of their antibiotic use.   The…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month, Get Checked

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s an important time to bring attention to a very serious disease. Right now there are 114 million Americans that suffer from this diabetes or pre-diabetes. The specific breakdown is this way: 30 million – or 9.4 percent of Americans – have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.  …

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Blood Pressure Medications More Effective Taken At Night Than Daytime

Blood pressure medications are more effective in reducing heart attacks and strokes when taken at bedtime, a recent study reports.   These statistics and data come from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial. Hygia is the largest and longest lasting clinical trial to examine the effects of blood pressure meds timing on the risk of heart attacks…

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Sleep Deprivation Increases Risk For Diabetes, Heart Attack, Hypertension

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Sleep of six to eight hours a night is vital for your continued good health. While doctors repeatedly advise to get enough sleep, hectic daily schedules prevent many of us from getting it.   Now comes a new study, which shows that insufficient nightly sleep can increase your risk for high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and…

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Aspirin For Seniors To Ward Off Heart Disease Not Recommended

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Aspirin for seniors to ward off heart attacks or heart disease is no longer recommended by doctors.   Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death and disability among senior citizens in the United States.   In the past,…

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Can Senior Citizens Lose Weight And Manage To Keep It Off?

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Can senior citizens lose weight and then manage to keep it off? Seniors are more susceptible to chronic disease due to their weakened immune systems — and obesity is a high-risk factor for other diseases. To put it plainly, the heavier you are, the sicker you often become.   Indeed, according to the Centers for…

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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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