High Tech Wireless System Now Can Power Devices Inside Your Body

October 10, 2018

MIT scientists have developed a new high tech wireless system that can accurately power medical devices implanted deep inside your body. These wireless implants use radio frequency waves and are versatile in that they can deliver drugs, monitor conditions, or...

Oral Health And Teeth Care For Seniors Key To Staying Healthy

October 8, 2018

Oral health and tooth care in senior citizens is key to keeping them healthy, disease free, and productive. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) last week released guidelines for seniors oral care. The guidelines also help caregivers spot problems and...

Flu Season Is On The Way, Predict Long Duration, Get Ready Now

October 4, 2018

Flu season is on the way folks, and it’s time to get prepared and ready. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 80,000 people died of flu last winter in the United States, the highest death toll in 40 years!...

Gene Mutations Control Type 2 Diabetes, Cholesterol, And Heart Function

October 3, 2018

Gene mutations are a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that, this altered sequence now differs from that found in most other people. These mutations can range in various sizes. But, regardless of their...

Paralyzed Man Rehabilitated With New Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulator

September 28, 2018

A paralyzed man, Jered Chinnock, completely paralyzed below the middle of his back in 2013, in a ski accident, is now able to walk again.   He was diagnosed with a complete loss of function below the spinal cord injury,...

Medicare Benefits For Seniors Will Improve in 2019

September 26, 2018

Medicare programs in general get favorable ratings from seniors citizens and in 2019 benefit programs will get even better. Specifically, Medicare is making  several improvements. Some of the changes will affect all beneficiaries while others will apply just to individuals who...

Home Safety Rules For Your Alzheimer’s Loved One

September 20, 2018

Home safety requirements are very necessary when Alzheimer’s sufferers are living at home. Caregiver’s need to safety proof their homes so as to avoid accidents and minimize confusion. Over time, Alzheimer’s patients are less able to manage on their own....

Special Blood Proteins Can Assist In Recognizing Aging Related Diseases

September 17, 2018

Special blood proteins can recognize diseases specific to the aging process, a new study in Science reports. This recognition should help researchers develop drugs to combat chronic illnesses at earlier stages, illnesses that affect seniors the most.   All of...

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious? Caused By Infection? Possibly-Yes

September 13, 2018

Is Alzheimer’s disease contagious, just like a virus? Can you get it through contact with an Alzheimer’s patient? Or even through a germ, or bacteria, just like you can get sick from someone who has a cold?  Are bacteria, viruses, fungi...

Heart Failure In Senior Citizens Reversed With Walking Regimen

September 7, 2018

Heart failure in senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, can be reversed with a consistent walking regimen, according to a recent study. Heart failure accounts for more than 80% of hospitalizations in seniors aged 60+. In many cases, follow up...

Virtual Reality To Replace Physical Therapy Rehab? It Could Happen

September 4, 2018

Virtual reality may, in the not too distant future, be used as often as physical therapy rehabilitation. Right now, it is already successfully used in some venues.   Researchers have long seen the potential of virtual reality in rehabilitating patients with movement...

Aging Gracefully, What Does It Mean To A Senior Citizen?

August 29, 2018

Aging gracefully is a term used frequently, but means different things to different age groups. Even within the same age group, like senior citizens, it can signify different things.       Aging Gracefully: What Does it Mean To A...

Good Cholesterol, At What Point Does ‘Good’ Become Bad For You?

August 28, 2018

Good cholesterol removes harmful bad cholesterol from where it doesn’t belong. High levels reduce the risk for heart disease, but low levels increase the risk. Good cholesterol is surrounded by a high density protein (HDL). The HDL cholesterol particle is...

VistaTablet Can Monitor Patient’s Vital Signs From Anywhere in The World

August 22, 2018

VistaTablet, manufactured by Silicon Valley based firm, VitalConnect, just released its brand new patient-monitoring handheld interface monitor and VitalPatch.   VistaTablet and VistaPatch allows doctors, clinicians, and healthcare providers to monitor 24/7 their patients 8 vitals from anywhere. No wires,...

Senior Citizens 65+ Have A Serious Disability, Says The CDC

August 20, 2018

Approximately 42% of senior citizens, aged 65 and older have a disability, according to newly released data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The data canvassed only non-institutionalized seniors.   The CDC published their analysis and data...

Misophonia In Seniors, What It Is, Why It Happens, How It’s Treated

August 15, 2018

Misophonia is a strong, negative reaction to sounds. Miso ( hatred ) and Phonia ( sounds ), can be triggered by sounds like clicking a pen, a squeaky door, chewing food, or clearing your throat. Other sounds that irritate are...

Senior Citizens Day In The Spotlight This Week On August 14 & 21st

August 14, 2018

Senior Citizens Day is officially observed today on August 14th and and commemorated next week on August 21st. The obvious question is- why the two dates?   The answer is that on August 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the...

Migraines In The Elderly, Is It Really Brain Trauma?

August 8, 2018

Migraines are some of the worst pain a human being can ever experience. It can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity...

CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), What It Is, Why It Happens, How Its Treated

August 6, 2018

CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is a complex and difficult illness. Its severity can vary, but at its worst-it is incapacitating.  The fatigue level is severe enough to keep one in bed. Currently, thee is no cure, but comprehensive treatment can...

Alzheimer Drug Reduces Amyloid Plaques In Phase 2 Trial, Creates Excitement

August 2, 2018

A new Alzheimer’s drug, called BAN2401 reduced amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s patients during Phase 2 clinical trials. Partnering drug manufacturers, Biogen and Eisai announced this exciting news last week. The long losing streak in finding an  Alzheimer’s drug cure may...

Two Weeks Physical Inactivity Triggers Full Blown Diabetes In Seniors

July 31, 2018

Full blown diabetes can be triggered in seniors with just two weeks of inactivity. These are startling findings from a recent study. Diabetes is a serious disease in seniors and can lead to chronic illness, and even death. As we...

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July 30, 2018

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Liver Cancer Rates Surging Among Senior Citizens, CDC Reports

July 25, 2018

Liver cancer rates are surging at an alarming rate among senior citizens, reports the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).  Overall, death rates from this cancer rose by 43 percent between 2000 and 2016. And, most noteworthy, Seniors, 75 and older...

Heart Palpitations, Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

July 23, 2018

Heart palpitations can cause light pounding, flutters, or skipped beats and they may or may not signal  a serious disease. Knowing the symptoms and your health history will help you decide whether or not to call your doctor.    ...

Seniors, Dementia, And Incontinence, Is There A Link?

July 19, 2018

Seniors, dementia, and incontinence, Is there a link between them? The answer is yes.   Seniors: Incontinence In Dementia Patients Aging can naturally bring on a variety of illnesses and chronic conditions. For example, side effects of medication, pre exisiting...

Gout; What it Is, When It Happens, How To Treat It

July 17, 2018

Gout is a form of arthritis that can happen at any time. Indeed, you may suddenly  experience severe attacks of pain, swelling, and redness in the joints, and most often at the joint at the base of the big toe....

Sepsis. What It Is, Why It Happens, How You Treat It. Be Prepared.

July 11, 2018

Sepsis happens when a bacterial infection gets into the blood. This is called septicemia. It can turn into a medical emergency that becomes life threatening with organ failure or severe injury. Over 1 million people are hospitalized in the United...

Gastritis; Causes, Symptoms, What You Need To Know

July 10, 2018

Gastritis is the general term that refers any condition that involves inflammation of the stomach lining. This inflammation can be either acute or chronic. The severity can depend on a variety of factors. For most people, it is minor and...

Dementia’s Linked To Chronic Brain Inflammation In Seniors

July 4, 2018

Dementia’s have been linked to chronic brain inflammation in senior citizens . Recently, researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, tracked levels of a blood bio-marker called C-reactive protein and its relation to dementia risk in senior citizens.  Past studies...

CMS Proposes Big Raises For Post Acute Skilled Nursing Homes

July 2, 2018

CMS (The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services) has proposed a significant funding increase for post acute care services provided by skilled nursing homes. This is part of its annual pay rules review for skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and inpatient...

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