Should Medical Providers Compete for Your Business?

If you need a major car or home repair, most likely you get two or more estimates for the work. Other than price, you may factor in the company’s reputation, convenience or time of scheduling the job, and other ...

 
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Advance Directive and Peaceful Death for Dementia Patients

Planning and making end-of-life decisions is one of the most difficult challenges seniors and their loved ones face. Having an advance directive in place that clearly spells out an individual’s preferences at death, however, can make the process less ...

 
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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Stir Controversy

The magic numbers for a healthy target blood pressure (BP) reading used to be 120/80. In 2003, that was reviewed and changed by a panel of medical experts, with a higher range determined to be within normal limits. High blood pressure (hypertension) ...

 
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Self-Confidence Shown to Reduce Stress in Older Adults

When people are feeling confident, it shows. You see it in their posture and how they move. What might be surprising, however, is a new study showing that elevating self-confidence can make older adults healthier.
 
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Senate Bill Would Change Rule for Seniors’ Inpatient Status

Patients are often taken to a hospital and placed in “observation” status. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “observation services are short-term treatments and assessments provided to outpatients to determine whether beneficiaries require further treatment ...

 
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Does Daylight Savings Time Make You Cranky?

If, like me, you’re feeling tired, out of sorts, and craving unhealthy foods, maybe it’s some of the effects of adapting to the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST) last Sunday. Although I don’t like either the ...

 
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Red Meat and Exercise May Benefit Aging Bodies

It’s not unusual for different scientific research studies to produce contradictory results. For example, previous studies have reported eggs, coffee, red wine, and other consumables were bad for your health, only to have follow-up researchers say all three could ...

 
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Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S. for Boomers

Although spring may feel like a long way off with the winter we’ve had this year, some people may be already looking forward to getting out and exercising. For boomers and seniors over 50, it takes even more activity to ...

 
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Too Much Sitting Linked to Disability in Adults 60 or Older

Most of us are aware that being too sedentary isn’t healthy. Not long ago, it was dubbed “the sitting disease,” due to research that long periods of time sitting is associated with the onset of diseases such as diabetes, ...

 
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Beware of Making Your Senior Parents Too Dependent

There’s a delicate balance between offering assistance to senior parents and family members and acknowledging their independence. If we don’t provide the required help, their health and safety may be compromised. But if we consistently do things for ...

 
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