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Changes Could Improve Medicare and Seniors’ Health

If you’ve been frightened by all the gloom and doom talk in Washington about the future of Medicare, the good news is that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) actually strengthens the health care program for seniors and offers preventive services that should boost your health. The act also starts to...

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Speaking More Than One Language Could Prevent Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found that bilingual seniors are better at skills that can fade with age than their monolingual peers. Scientists have found that bilingual seniors are better at skills that can fade with age than their monolingual peers. Not so long ago bilingualism was thought to be bad for your...

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What is “Normal” About Aging?

By Mary Romelfanger “I noticed the other day that some colors don’t seem as bright to me . . . wonder if I need new glasses.” “You know, my family tells me that they think I have ‘selective hearing loss’ because I can hear other things, but I don’t seem...

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High Blood Pressure Is Out of Control for Too Many Americans

The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine and have seen a doctor at least twice in the past year, yet their condition is still not under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Millions more...

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Elderly Living Alone: How to Know When It’s Time for Assisted Living

18 questions to ask older adults The decision to move aging adults out of the family home is a complex one — both emotionally and practically. It requires a delicate balancing act between their safety and their emotional stake in staying put. Each of these is important, and helping them...

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Rare genetic mutation protects against Alzheimer’s

With more than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, the race is on to surface clues about causes and prevention. An important breakthrough for the research field comes in the journal Nature this week. Researchers say they found a rare genetic mutation in...

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