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Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested Immediately

Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested Immediately

If you were born between 1945 and 1965, you could be one of more than three million baby boomers living with hepatitis C in the U.S. and not even know it. Despite only making up 27% of the U.S. population, baby boomers account for more than 75 percent of hepatitis C cases in the U.S. […]

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Relax Boomer Parents; Millennials May Be  More Financially Savvy Than You Realize

Relax Boomer Parents; Millennials May Be More Financially Savvy Than You Realize

The Millennials Millennials came of age at a time when the job market was weak and their student-loan debt was high. Such a dreary combination did not bode well for a rosy financial future. But could it be, when all is said and done, that millennials will prove to be just as financially savvy as […]

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Is The Anti-Gluten Frenzy About To Be  Countered By A Pro-Wheat Comeback?

Is The Anti-Gluten Frenzy About To Be Countered By A Pro-Wheat Comeback?

Americans at one time lived their lives utterly unconcerned about the gluten in their diets. But an anti-gluten craze that erupted in the last decade has become so prominent that it spawned a $16-billion-a-year industry. Gluten became branded as the enemy of good health, bestselling books scared the public away from wheat, and foods marketed […]

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4 Tips For Overcoming Life’s  Most Traumatic Experiences

4 Tips For Overcoming Life’s Most Traumatic Experiences

Wouldn’t it be great if our most difficult days came with Hollywood-happy endings? And wouldn’t it be great to overcome life’s most traumatic experiences? In the movies, when faced with the worst possible situations, our heroes rise to the occasion and find strength they never knew they had. But those who experience real-life traumas are […]

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How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit)  When You’re Retired

How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit) When You’re Retired

How to stay young? Read on.. Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records. Yuichiro Miura of Japan climbed Mount Everest when he was 80. Not everyone in the golden years of life will attempt and accomplish such extraordinary feats, but most people […]

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ER or UC: How Baby Boomers Can Choose the Right Care at the Right Time

ER or UC: How Baby Boomers Can Choose the Right Care at the Right Time

By: Dr. Chad Masters, MD, MBA, MedExpress From telemedicine to increased opportunities for comparison shopping among health plans, healthcare consumers are enjoying a growing array of options when it comes to choosing the right care. Urgent care is also expanding in popularity, providing Americans with more alternatives to traditional services like the emergency room. Baby […]

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Make This Summer Your Best Yet with an RV

Make This Summer Your Best Yet with an RV

by Emily Fisher Summer is fast approaching, and for retirees it is the perfect time to consider purchasing a recreational vehicle (RV) and hitting the road. RVs are an increasingly popular method of travel, offering adventurers a unique glimpse of our country and the freedom to go almost anywhere, anytime. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) […]

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10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

By Teri Dreher, Author & Speaker, RN, CCRN, iRNPA   You count on doctors and hospitals to protect your heath. But unthinkably, sometimes the opposite happens. Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Cancer and heart disease are still the […]

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Urine Drug Tests: Effective  But Easy To Cheat On

Urine Drug Tests: Effective But Easy To Cheat On

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains on the urine drug tests that numerous businesses and physicians rely on. But what happens when that “effective” tool is easily cheated – and an entire industry springs up to help the cheaters? “Many people may […]

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Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

Rutgers Center for Exercise and Aging celebrates 15 years of bringing students and seniors together in a quest for better health For Ruth Gottlieb, 82, and Jean Timper, 85, and members at the East Brunswick Senior Center, exercise is the high point of their day. What gets them most excited? Line dancing. “I even dance […]

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4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can  Increase Your Social Security Check

4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can Increase Your Social Security Check

In a world of IRAs, bonds, annuities and investment property, one retirement benefit often gets overlooked, or not discussed at all, by some financial advisers: Social Security. “In retirement, you need to create as much fixed, guaranteed income as you can,” says Tony Perrone, president and founder of the Estate Planning Group and author of […]

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