A Prescription for Trouble

A Prescription for Trouble

#heart #patients #medications #polypharmacy #AHA Some older Americans are taking a staggering number of Rx medications. For those at risk for heart failure, some of those drugs might be making their problems even worse. A report by the American Heart Association reveals more than 50% of older heart failure patients leave the hospital with at […]

President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan…

President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan…

#PresidentTrump #AmericaFirst #Healthcare “American seniors are often the 1s accessing our healthcare system the most, and the common-sense reforms outlined in President Trump’s healthcare plan will make it easier for them to get the care they need.”– Paul Ebeling From a $200 card soon to be in the mail to keeping his promise not to […]

Seniors With COVID-19 May Not Have the Usual Symptoms

Seniors With COVID-19 May Not Have the Usual Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms typically include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But for older people, the population more at risk for developing severe, life threatening complications they may exhibit none of those symptoms. Physicians say, this complicates the effort in treating them in a timely manner. According to the experts seniors may feel lethargic, sleep more […]

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

The NY-T’s reports that the average person in their mid to late 60’s today is taking 15 Rx drugs a year, and that does not count the number of over-the-counter products they may be taking. That is a lot of medications, especially when you consider that a survey released by the American Association of Retired Persons […]

A Little Strength Training Can Improve Heart Health

A Little Strength Training Can Improve Heart Health

According to a study, strength training for less than 1 hour a week could reduce heart attack or stroke risk by 40% –  70%, and just 2 sets of bench presses which take under 5 mins to perform can be effective. The researchers discovered that spending more than 60 mins strength training a week did […]

Help Keep Seniors Active In The Work Force

Help Keep Seniors Active In The Work Force

Research teams at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and nonprofit Transamerica Institute®, with funding from Colorado-based NextFifty Initiative, are encouraging employers in Colorado to participate in a statewide survey. The survey focuses on ways businesses are recruiting and retaining experienced employees, as well as programs employers have in place to help these employees prepare for retirement. The results will be […]

Seniors, the New Devotees of Marijuana

Seniors, the New Devotees of Marijuana

The largest sector of marijuana devotees are now seniors who use the drug to soothe their aches and pains, help deal with disease, and aid mental health problems that come with aging. A new study indicates that the number of people using marijuana is increasing faster for those aged 65 and older than for any […]

Get Happy, Be Happy, Live Longer

Get Happy, Be Happy, Live Longer

Get Happy, Be Happy, Live Longer New research reveals that happy older people may live longer than their peers who are not as satisfied with life, suggesting that activities and programs aimed at maintaining or improving happiness may be beneficial for increasing life expectancy among seniors. Carried out by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in […]

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke The Dog Days of Summer are here, and that means the risks for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are rising, along with the temperature, with seniors particularly at risk. Older folks don’t adjust as well to changes in temperatures as younger people do, making them prime targets for […]

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy New research from Finland has found yet more evidence to suggest that physical activity can help boost heart health. The study, carried out by researchers from Florida International University, the University of Oulu, the University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, set out to […]

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool Seniors, children and people with chronic health problems are at higher risk for heat-related illness and death, especially in large cities, according to Dr. Robert Glatter an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Those who have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney […]

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]

Put Exercise at Top of “To Do List”

Put Exercise at Top of “To Do List”

Put Exercise at Top of “To Do List” Do you w ant to protect your cognitive health as you age, improve your memory and brain function, then put exercise at the top of your “to do list”. There is compelling evidence that shows exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia. A Y […]

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood Memory and cognition are the extra benefits associated with physical fitness. Exercise is known to dispel depression, and in many cases more effectively than antidepressants. One of the Key ways exercise promotes mental health is by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters associated […]