Posts Tagged ‘Senior citizens’

Superbugs In The Headlines, Learn How To Protect Yourself

Superbugs like the flu strains and the coronavirus are today’s headline news and instilling fear in people in the U.S. and across the world. Indeed, there is much to be concerned about, especially for senior citizens, who have weakened immune systems.   For example, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a report that…

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Telehealth Apps Make Dental Appointments Convenient And Affordable

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Telehealth apps have now come to the world of dentistry. That’s right, welcome to the 21st century, where you can have your teeth checked right through your iphone. This is an absolute great innovation for the simple reason that all us are scared to go to the dentist. This is especially true for senior citizens.…

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Drug Prices Too High For Senior Citizens, Double The Inflation Rate

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Drug prices are currently twice the rate of inflation. Amazing and incredible! Just to give you an example, the average annual cost for widely used prescription drugs used to treat chronic conditions was $20,000 in 2017, according to a new AARP report. The report analyzed the retail prices of 754 brand-name, generic, and specialty medicines.…

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Frozen Shoulder In Senior Citizens Due To Chronic Illness

A frozen shoulder in senior citizens may be due to chronic illness. Thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, and certain medications can be factors.   Frozen Shoulder: What Happens Strong connective tissue called the shoulder capsule surrounds the ball end of your upper arm bone and holds it to the socket. Frozen shoulder causes this…

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Vitamins Taken Daily Will Not Protect You Against Heart Disease

Vitamins and vitamin supplements are extremely popular and a big business for pharmaceutical companies. If you are taking vitamins to protect against heart disease, well then, you’re wasting your money.       Vitamins: Ineffective Against Heart Disease New results released this week confirms the earlier findings that vitamin supplements do nothing to prevent heart…

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Tesla Powerful Ultra High Field MRI Scanner Is Approved for Immediate Use

Siemens Healthineers has very recently received regulatory approval to market their new Ultra High Field MRI scanner for clinical practice. The Tesla Magnetom Terra provides  a magnetic field strength of 7 Tesla, double that of the current 3 Telsa MRI machine.   Tesla MRI Capabilities The new Tesla MRI machine provides higher image resolution and improved…

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Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Glaucoma and dry eye in senior citizens are common and require daily eye drops. Eye Drops For Seniors, Current Status   A study by University of Michigan researchers show that eye doctors prescribe more brand-name medications by volume, 75% of the time.  In contrast, other medical specialities prescribe name brands only one third of the…

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