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Medicare’s Response to the Coronavirus

  Medicare is the leading healthcare insurance program for individuals in the United States age 65 years and older. Now that the coronavirus has hit the United States, with older adults and those with chronic serious medical conditions at a higher risk, what is Medicare’s response to the coronavirus?   Medicare has dedicated a page…

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Hearing Loss in Older Adults

  When Mickey Fisher sits at the dinner table with his son and grandchildren, he feels like just a smiling face and a nodding head. He focuses on his string beans and chicken and holds down his grandson to prevent him from climbing on the table. His son turns his way and moves his mouth.…

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A Cure for Diabetes?

  Many older adults struggle with diabetes management. But researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York have made great strides in uncovering a cure for diabetes. They have discovered a new drug duo that can regenerate insulin-producing cells known as beta cells. Previously, researchers found that the drug, harmine,…

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5 Tips for Older Adults to Relieve Knee Pain

Morning routine may slow down as you grow older. Getting out of bed may require you to stretch the left leg first followed by the right one. Going down the stairs may cause you to grimace with pain, and it may take a few minutes to straighten your legs as you head to the kitchen…

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A Person-Centered Dining Experience in Long-Term Care

  If you lived independently since the beginning of adulthood, it means you’re used to preparing your own food and dining as you please. In some cases, the kitchen was the center of your household. As a result. making the transition to a residential facility with communal meals can be difficult and stressful. However, a…

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Identifying Thyroid Disease in Older Adults

  It may not be obvious. You might think it’s heart disease. Or a disorder of the nervous system.  Maybe it’s a bowel disease. The symptoms may be subtle at first, but with careful examination, your physician may conclude that it’s thyroid disease.  According to the American Thyroid Association, identifying thyroid disease in older adults can…

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A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s

While drug therapy has failed to produce significant results in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), transcranial electromagnetic treatment (TEMT) is showing some efficacy as a new treatment for Alzheimer’s. NeuroEM Therapeutics, a clinical-stage medical device company located in Arizona, recently published their study of TEMT treatment in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   According…

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This Year’s Flu is Especially Strong, but so is the Flu Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2019-2020 flu season has not only begun, but is at elevated levels throughout the country. The CDC estimates that 2.6 million People have already contracted the flu in the US, with 23,000 of them requiring hospitalization, and 1,300 dying from the flu. Typically, over…

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy with Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association reports that more than one-quarter of US seniors have diabetes, and a full half have prediabetes. Diabetes is associated with higher mortality rates, higher risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced function, and decreased ability to live independently, especially in seniors, However, it is possible to stay healthy if you have diabetes. Follow…

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