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How to Stimulate Appetite

It’s safe to say that most people have problems controlling their appetite especially with the not-so-healthy foods such as cookies, cakes, donuts, candy and all the other processed carbs that are on the grocery shelves and served in fast-food restaurants. They taste so good, but they are extremely low nutritional value, so they don’t add…

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8 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory

As we age, it’s possible we’ll experience some memory loss. However, you could have suffered a tragic accident and struggle to remember simple things. Whatever the case, there are ways to get your memory back in working order. Try these eight techniques to help improve your memory. 1. Exercise Exercise is known to clear our minds and…

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People With Higher Optimism More Likely to Live ‘Exceptionally Long Lives’

While most of us would admit that optimistic people are happier, now there is even more good news for the “glass is half full” crowd. ScienceDaily reports that a study conducted over decades links an optimistic outlook with living longer. In fact, findings indicate that optimistic people are more likely to live to age 85…

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Do Antibiotics Raise the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN), more than 1.3 million Americans are affected with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). They also report that women are up to three times more likely to be diagnosed with RA than men, and may also encounter it at an earlier age. Genetics, environment, and lifestyle have often been associated…

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More and More Seniors are Binge Drinking

When binge drinking is mentioned, immediately, people start chuckling and assume it’s an issue that centers around most commonly teens and young adults “getting wasted.” While it’s true that this unhealthy form of alcohol consumption mainly affects those from the age of 18 to 34 years, binge drinking is now skyrocketing among seniors. Troubling new…

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States Struggle To Plug Holes In Senior Health Care As Boomers Retire

The Retirement of the Baby Boomers There are currently 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day. By the year 2020, the costs for Medicaid and Medicare will have more than doubled. When a 65-year-old couple retires, their out-of-pocket health care costs excluding rehabilitation and long-term nursing care will be $275,000. The odds of paying for these costs…

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Senior Health Risk: Loneliness

A whopping one-third of senior adults report feeling lonely regularly, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). By the year 2060, a full 23 percent of adults in the United States will be 65 years of age or older. To this point, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) further highlights how life expectancy continues to increase.…

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A-Fib: May Raise Dementia Risk by 50%

Dementia – just the word can strike fear into the hearts of aging Americans and their loved ones. Along with an unprecedented worldwide increase in the population of elder Americans – to the point where fully 8.5 percent of the world’s adults are now 65 or older – comes an increasing push to understand what causes…

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Can You Afford Home Care? New Study Says Maybe Not

As people age and reach their senior years, their physical and mental health declines. In some cases, this is just enough of a health decline to inhibit their ability on a day to day basis. While they may not be physically strong enough to do average daily chores, or may lack the mental clarity to…

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Meals on Wheels: Looking Out for Senior Health and Safety

What is Meals on Wheels America? Meals on Wheels America is a federal program in which kitchen volunteers prepare meals that are delivered by volunteer delivery drivers to seniors and to people with disabilities. The program receives about $1,000 in donations every day, which it uses to buy the food that is delivered. Over 5,000 organizations…

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