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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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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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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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Hip Fractures Could Be Preliminary Indication Of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Hip fractures may signal undiagnosed  Alzheimer’s disease or the beginnings of the disease in senior citizens. This comes from a recently published study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.   The study showed that a majority of senior citizens hospitalized for hip fractures had biomarkers for Alzheimer’s in their spinal fluid. Amazingly, this was…

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Dry Eyes: The Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

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Dry eyes can be unpleasant and very painful. Symptoms can include irritation, a gritty and burning feeling, excess watering, and blurred vision.   Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of…

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Diet Soda Study Links Beverage To Strokes, Death In Women Over 50

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Diet soda is linked to death and stroke in women over the age of 50, a recent study shows.     Diet Soda: Study Results Artificially sweetened drinks are extremely popular today, especially among  those people who are overweight, obese, or suffering from Type-2 diabetes.   Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine evaluated…

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Low Blood Pressure Can Also Be A Danger To Your Health

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Low blood pressure (hypotension) does not get a fraction of publicity that high blood pressure gets. Nevertheless, hypotension definitely poses a threat to your health that you should not ignore. Hypotension is defined as the blood pressure being 90/60. In contrast, normal pressure levels are at 120/80 mm Hg.         Low Blood…

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