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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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Life Expectancy Increasing Despite Health Care Inequalities

Life expectancy is always a hot topic, especially when considering a broad spectrum of countries. Despite all of the civil wars and continuing fatal diseases in the world, the latest release from the United Nations reveals that life expectancy is still improving and making good gains especially in the developed world. In this article, we…

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Forehead Wrinkles Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a fairly common but extremely dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack and/or stroke. It occurs when plaque builds up inside the arteries, narrowing them and decreasing their elasticity. When the arteries weaken, the supply of oxygen to the blood is limited, and the body’s major organs (namely, the heart) suffer.…

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Better Techniques to Combat Alzheimers on the Way

Despite the urgent need for better and more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, there has not been a new or different treatment approved by the FDA for combating Alzheimer’s in over a decade. Recently, however, a group of researchers studied the current Alzheimer’s drugs development pipeline. They discovered that there were up to 105 distinct treatments…

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Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter safety is important for everyone, but seniors have a higher risk of injury and illness when cold weather arrives. Planning ahead can help you avoid some common issues that seniors face during snowy weather. You can use these tips to learn more about how to enjoy the season safely. Dress For the Weather Seniors over 65…

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Why Does My Doctor Do That? Check-up Questions You Never Thought To Ask

At any visit to the doctor, he’ll start by taking you through some standard tests. If he doesn’t spot anything wrong during a test, he moves on to the next one, usually without a word. It’s natural to wonder what exactly your doctor is looking for during this procedure. Here are the most common tests…

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The Importance In Speaking To Your Doctor

While patients used to passively follow their doctor’s orders, people now often create a partnership with their doctors and their multidisciplinary health care team. In order to play an active role in your health care, you should proactively talk to your doctor during an appointment. Whether you are seeing your doctor for a specific reason or…

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Healthy Aging: What Is In Your Control

For most people, there comes a time when the carefree invincibility of youth is replaced by a more pressing concern about your healthcare and mortality. It is no secret that we become more susceptible to disease and injury as we get older. Thanks to increased knowledge and medical advancements, however, it is easier to be…

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