Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

Seniors Nervous They Can Afford Long Term Care

84 percent of seniors and current retirees are not very confident they will have enough money to pay for long-term care should they need it, according to a survey released yesterday. That percentage, said the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute is an increase from last year’s 80%.  The firms polled 1,040 retirees between Jan. 3 and…

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Salmonella Scare Triggers More Than 200 Million Eggs Recall

A Salmonella scare has triggered a massive eggs recall here in the United States. About 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being recalled because of possible contamination with salmonella bacteria. In a statement, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. said that 22 illnesses but no deaths have so far…

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Foods To Keep Handy For Weight Loss, Good Health

Foods that promote your health, maintain correct weight, and are also tasty should be always available to you. In this blog, we list a number of foods and drinks you should always keep around.   Foods: Turkey It’s low in fat and sodium, and high in protein. And versatile, too: Wrap some turkey breast in…

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Falls Prevention For Seniors Prime Focus Among HUD Policies

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. In addition, falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.   FALLS: STATISTICS The stats are down right scary. 87 percent of all fractures in the elderly are due…

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Magnamosis Connects Intestines With Magnets

Magnamosis is a new surgical method that uses magnets to reconnect intestines.  This new technique was recently developed and clinically tested by Dr. Michael Harrison at UC San Francisco.  It uses two circular magnets to create the intestinal reconnection. Current Intestinal Surgery VS Magnamosis   Currently, staples and sutures reconnect the intestinal tissues. This surgical…

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