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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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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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3 Tips For Fixing Your ‘Sugar Belly’  And Returning Wheat To Your Diet

3 Tips For Fixing Your ‘Sugar Belly’ And Returning Wheat To Your Diet

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Poor wheat. It seems the golden grain has lost much of its luster, thanks to the gluten-free movement (now a $16-billion-dollar-a-year industry) and a broad-brush bashing that has painted it as the latest food demon. “Wheat has been found guilty without a fair trial,” says Dr. John Douillard, a former NBA nutrition expert and author […]

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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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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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It’s Not Just For Kids: Medicare EpiPen Spending Up 1,100 Percent

It’s Not Just For Kids: Medicare EpiPen Spending Up 1,100 Percent

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The foundation study comes amid ongoing scrutiny of EpiPen’s price increases. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for patients in Medicare, sending spending by the program skyrocketing nearly 1,100 percent from 2007 to 2014, a report […] Click here to view original […]

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Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Are you thinking about getting a caregiver, either for your aging parents, an ill spouse or yourself? There are definite advantages to having a caregiver. Since an estimated 90% of people over the age of 65 would like to stay in their own homes as long as possible as they age, a caregiver is often […]

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Heart Disease Financial Help

Heart Disease Financial Help

| March 6, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Evaluating the Physical and Financial Risk of Heart Disease By Jan Martin, Combined Insurance There is a common saying that everyone knows someone who has had cancer or is currently suffering from cancer. The same thing can be said about heart disease and why heart disease financial help is important. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Listen Up! When Hearing Loss Affects More Than Hearing, You Can Use Your Voice to Boost Your Brain 7 reasons why your ears are critical for preserving brain function and what you can do about them: Maintain Hearing Health By Jean-Pierre Granier The ear and the auditory system consist of an amazing number of nerves […]

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CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

CVS Health Corp. on Thursday announced four new clinical affiliations with healthcare systems located across the country. Under the agreement, CVS pharmacists can provide physicians at the participating systems with data on a patient’s prescription history. Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS, will be able to electronically share information from visits […]

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How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arthritis, back pain, obesity and digestive disorders: How to handle some of the common health ailments that plague our middle years The Challenge: At 334 pounds, Marnita had unhealthy habits that put her among the 40 percent of boomers who are classified as obese, raising her risk of heart disease and hypertension. Her action plan: […]

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5 Myths About Hearing Loss

5 Myths About Hearing Loss

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

For a long time, hearing loss carried a huge stigma. People didn’t want to be seen as old — and hearing aids were a visible sign that they didn’t have all their original faculties intact. These days, with the likes of Rob Lowe, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster and Bill Clinton not just wearing hearing aids […]

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Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Fat finding. Fat transport and storage matters to longevity, according to a new study. Here a store of mouse fat cells (red) is permeated by blood vessels (green). Animals from tiny worms to human beings have a love-hate relationship with fats and lipids. Cholesterol is a famous example of […] Animals from tiny worms to […]

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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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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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Get Screened for Colon Cancer For You

Get Screened for Colon Cancer For You

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why Every Boomer Should Get Screened for Colon Cancer By Eric Hargis, CEO Colon Cancer Alliance – Why Get Screened for Colon Cancer Turning 50 is often considered a significant milestone in one’s life. As we age, we become more familiar with the ever-growing list of health issues affecting us. One specific health concern is […]

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What’s Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

What’s Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Are you the right candidate for refractive eye surgery?  Am I too old for LASIK surgery?  It’s a question you might ask yourself once you get past 50, but the answer seems to be.  It depends.  That is the consensus of doctors who perform the procedure. We asked Clifford L. Salinger, MD of V.I.P. Laser […]

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At 90, Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

At 90, Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

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

In Silicon Valley’s youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage. “Everybody who ages is going to be their own problem-solver,” she says. And designers are problem-solvers. Beskind […]

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Turning Back the Clock For Men

Turning Back the Clock For Men

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Older Doesn’t Have to Mean Unhealthy—Tips for Men to Turn Back the Clock By Darryl Mitteldorf, Founder and Executive Director of Malecare Worldwide, men’s health suffers from neglect, poor access to medical facilities, under-funded research in male-specific diseases and other disparities in medical care. Education empowers men to care for themselves. Here are some simple, […]

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Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend

Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Preventive Health Checks are the Baby Boomers’ Best Friend It’s Prostate Cancer awareness month and while every cancer can be serious, it’s noteworthy that the survival rate for this disease has clearly improved. Thanks to early diagnosis and treatment, more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. over age 50 are prostate cancer survivors. […]

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Over 50? How To Count Calories

Over 50? How To Count Calories

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy diet as we age. Yet, no matter how vigilant we are, the sad truth is that our waistbands seem to grow tighter with each passing year. Part of the reason for this is that menopause causes weight to shift to our abdomen—morphing us from […]

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