Animal Model Mimics Early Stage Alzheimer’s in Humans, Path To A Cure?

An animal model using adult rhesus monkeys mimics some of the earliest abnormalities of Alzheimer’s disease. This could give us a better understanding of how the disease begins in humans and pave the path to a cure of this devastating disease.   Developed by scientists at the California National Primate Research Center of the University…

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Glaucoma In Senior Citizens Can Cause Blindness If Untreated

Glaucoma in senior citizens can lead to blindness, if left untreated, according to several research studies.    Glaucoma is a devastating disease that develops slowly. Without warning, it materializes and can lead to irreversible blindness if not treated immediately upon diagnosis. This disease happens when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye,…

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Eat Healthy Foods During The Holidays And Age Healthy

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Eat healthy during this Holiday season and increase your odds of aging healthy. Don’t get nervous, it’s actually easier to do, than you realize.   Of course, you may need to make some changes in your food and beverage choices to achieve a good pattern. But, the effort is worth it — you can live…

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It’s December, But Really Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

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A Flu shot is important, and even though we are in the middle of December, it’s still not too late to get your shot. This advice comes straight from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   The flu is very contagious — so much so, that it can easily spread from person to person, often…

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Sickle Cell Anemia May Finally Be Closer To A Cure

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100,000 people, including senior citizens in the United States. It’s passed on from parents to children through genes. These genes start your body to make abnormal hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells.   Healthy red blood cells are round and…

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Gift Cards Most Effective Way Scam Artists Fleece Senior Citizens

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Gift cards have become the easiest and most effective way that scammers use to fleece seniors out of their money.   They pose as IRS agents, tech-support personnel, or as lawyers for a grandchild who is in jail and needs to be bailed out.  The best cards for scamming are iTunes, Google Play, Best Buy,…

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Zantac Sales Suspended By CVS Pharmacy Amid Cancer Concerns

In a dramatic move, CVS Pharmacy is suspending the sale of Zantac, a popular medication used to treat heartburn. As well, CVS is also suspending the sale of ranitidine, a generic, that also treats heartburn, until further notice.   This news comes almost immediately after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found impurities in…

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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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