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Vascepa, New Heart Medication Proving Its Effectiveness

Vascepa, is the hot new heart drug on the market that has grabbed everyone’s attention. The reason: Vascepa cuts the risk of a patient’s first major heart attack or stroke, by 25%.   In addition, this wonder drug reduces the risk of a second heart attack or stroke by 32%, a third cardiovascular event by…

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Nursing Home Wrong Choice Can Be Devastating To Your Family

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Choosing a nursing home for your loved one after they are discharged from the hospital is a very big decision. Making the wrong choice can bring serious consequences, such as declining health, loss of independence, and heavy financial costs.   Planning in advance before your loved on is discharged by the hospital will give you…

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President Trump Gives Seniors Good News On Prescription Drug Prices

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President Trump today proposed proposed capping out-of-pocket prescription drug prices for seniors covered by Medicare. This position is supported by both the pharmaceutical companies as well as congressional Democrats.   The popular proposal is included within President Trump’s 2020 draft budget proposal.  On the other hand, the 2020 budget draft also proposes a $5.5 billion…

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Alzheimer’s Association Recommends Seniors Get Cognitive Abilities Test

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The Alzheimer’s Association has come out with a strong recommendation to senior citizens; get a cognitive assessment test. The best time, of course, is when a senior goes to the doctor for a physical check up. But the statistics on this are abysmal. Only 28% of older adults have ever been assessed for cognitive problems.…

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Peppermint Provides Many Physical And Mental Health Benefits

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Peppermint can provide you with several valuable physical and mental health benefits. It is an aromatic herb that is a cross between a water mint and a spearmint. Originating in Europe and Asia, it provides a very pleasant mint taste and also gives you several important health benefits. The leaves contain several essential oils which…

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Herbs Extracted From Plants May One Day Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

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Herbs are usually thought of as spices you would add to your favorite foods to enhance their flavor and taste.   But, now comes word from researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, that a herb derived from the Yerba Santa plant may effectively treat seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease   Yerba santa,…

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Medicare Ambulance Pilot Program Paying For Seniors’ To Doctor Offices

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Medicare ambulance services for senior citizens may very well be expanded based on a current pilot study. It is currently testing the efficacy of covering the costs for trips to seniors’ urgent care centers and doctors’ offices. Medicare is looking to give seniors more options with their besides the current trip to the hospital emergency…

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Chart Assist New Artificial Intelligence App Helps Doctors Avoid Burnout

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Chart Assist is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application that is helping doctors avoid burnout. It is manufactured by Cerner, a leading developer of AI workflows for the medical electronic health records sector.           Chart Assist: Helping Doctors, Skilled Nurses Avoid Burnout Chart Assist is a new AI-enabled workflow, which now…

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Cognitive Decline In Senior Citizens Linked To Hearing Loss, Dementia

Cognitive decline in senior citizens is linked to hearing loss and dementia, a new study reports. Early intervention may reverse some of the decline and improve the quality of life. Researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were the lead investigators on this study.    These scientists analyzed eight years of data of…

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Sleeping Well For 7-8 Hours A Night Can Reduce Your Chronic Pain

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Sleeping well consistently can reduce chronic pain, a new study shows. New research by scientists at the University of California, Berkley, shows that sleep deprivation blocks the brain’s natural ability to relieve pain. Indeed, there may be a link between sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and opioid addiction. The statistics are not encouraging as 35% of…

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