Archive for October, 2015

Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites

Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    Online Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites Online dating has become increasingly popular and many people, including seniors, have turned to the internet to meet people on multiple platforms. If you’ve ever thought about trying online dating or are new to the online dating scene, one of the top things on your […]

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Importance of Flossing – As We Age

Importance of Flossing – As We Age

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Don’t Forget To Floss” By Dr. Susan Maples As we age, the more at risk we become for a host of unwanted medical conditions like heart disease and stroke. There is a lot of information out there on prevention, but one less talked about connection that can help you avoid these illnesses and stay healthy […]

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Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boomers Have Amazing Choices On Retirement: Tips for that Encore Venture By Pamela Dennis, PhD An estimated 31 million Americans age 44 to 70 are interested in “encore careers,” namely, “pursuits that enable individuals to put their passion to work for the greater good.” Only 14 percent see retirement as a time to “take a […]

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A November Reminder About Falling

A November Reminder About Falling

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“November is National Family Caregivers Month”  – Falling “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Although many people associate medical alert systems with the almost comically morbid commercials that brought them to prominence in the late 1980s, but for the more than 12 million seniors who live alone in the United States, and their […]

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Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boost Good Bacteria – Get Rid of Bad Bacteria Research shows that as we age, there is a significant drop in the number of “healthy” bacteria in our gut and our cellular immunity begins to decline as our antibiotic use increases. Supporting this research is Dr. Sandra McFarlane from the microbiology and gut biology group […]

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Boomers And The Illicit Steroid Market

Boomers And The Illicit Steroid Market

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

(Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty) Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had busted 16 underground labs and seized 134,000 steroid tablets and pills, 8,200 liters of injectable steroid liquid (that’s 140 kegs worth), and 1,400 pounds of the raw powder.) Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it […]

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How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As you approach your retirement, one of the first things you may wonder is how to draw down your assets. How much money can you take out of your IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) or other savings, investments and liquid assets, and still feel confident that your money will last the rest of your life? What […]

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Regrow a tooth? Fish, yes; humans, maybe some day

Regrow a tooth? Fish, yes; humans, maybe some day

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

When a Lake Malawi cichlid loses a tooth, a new one drops neatly into place as a replacement. Why can’t humans similarly regrow teeth lost to injury or disease? Working with hundreds of these colorful fish, researchers are beginning to understanding how the animals maintain their hundreds of teeth throughout their adult lives. By studying […]

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Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no evidence that men’s health supplements help prostate cancer patients. Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will die from […]

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As Dean Cole’s dementia worsened, he began wandering at night. He’d even forgotten how to drink water. His wife, Virginia, could no longer manage him at home. So after much agonizing, his family checked him into a Minnesota nursing home. “Within a little over two weeks he’d lost 20 pounds and went into a coma,” […]

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Tips Now For Medicare Part D

Tips Now For Medicare Part D

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Medicare Part D Enrollment: A Comprehensive Guide By  Becky Rabbitt, PharmD, RPh Medicare enrollment can be a daunting process for both seniors and their caregivers. There’s a lot of information to sift through, predictions to make, and the added stresses of a limited enrollment period. However, choosing a plan can have major financial implications; making the […]

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A Scary Halloween Entrepreneur Story

A Scary Halloween Entrepreneur Story

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When it’s scarier to be an employee than to be an entrepreneur By Jim Judy – Franchise Business Consultant October is the time when it’s fun to be fearful. While many of us enjoy a good-natured trick around Halloween, fearing for your financial security is no treat. A 2015 survey from the University of Michigan […]

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The Parkinson’s Disease Aspect You DON’T Know About — Psychosis

The Parkinson’s Disease Aspect You DON’T Know About — Psychosis

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Tremors are the “tell-tale” sign of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive motor disorder disease commonly diagnosed in older adults (on average at age 62). But if you are a caregiver of someone living with this all-too-common disease, then you may not realize that non-motor symptoms (those unrelated to physical movement), such as psychosis, may develop as […]

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Sizing up the sincerity of corporate apologies

Sizing up the sincerity of corporate apologies

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Jason Landman’s stateroom on the Carnival Miracle vibrated from the moment his ship cast off in Long Beach, Calif., until it docked seven days later. “It shook and rattled literally from start to finish of the cruise,” he says. When he complained about the noise in Cabin 7243, he says a cruise line representative offered […]

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When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States, despite gains that have been made in fighting this disease over the past few decades. Even though the number of deaths from heart disease have been cut in half since 1960, about 30% of Americans will still die as a result of […]

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California adopts tough rules for antibiotic use in farm animals

California adopts tough rules for antibiotic use in farm animals

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill that sets the strictest government standards in the United States for the use of antibiotics in livestock production. The move from California, known for its leadership on public health and environmental issues, comes amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising […]

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