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Pneumonia vaccines being pushed on seniors with cancer despite manufacturer's warning of adverse reactions

8/5/2016 - The pneumonia vaccines Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23 are now going to be pushed heavily on seniors with cancer, after multiple studies somehow showed that they reduce the chance of dying from the most common bacterial lung infection in older people. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),...

Obama's Medicare 'reform' blocking seniors from accessing important services including knee replacements; hospitals rewarded for spending less per patient

7/5/2016 - Remember when the liberal left accused us all of being paranoid racists for reading senior citizen death panels between the lines of Obamacare? It turns out that these hysterical Democrats were wrong once again, as new Medicare reforms issued by the Obama administration are reportedly stripping aging...

One in four seniors leave the hospital carrying a superbug on their hands

3/29/2016 - It is standard protocol for doctors and nurses to wash their hands to help curb the spread of infection in hospitals. According to a recent study, however, seniors often leave hospitals with more germs than they had walking in. In particular, the research, published in a JAMA Internal Medicine research...

Integrating social activities for seniors in communities improves mental health and overall well-being

8/14/2015 - Most people believe that their memory and cognition are going to decline as they grow older. Dementia is so widespread today that many adults now believe it's just a normal part of the aging and dying process. Research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health proves otherwise. After engaging...

Volunteering 2-3 hours per week improves your own health and happiness!

9/11/2014 - Giving opens the door to the future, inviting in new feelings of purpose and connectivity. Giving prepares the way for a more compassionate world, especially when the giving and receiving is done with a good heart. A gift can lift the burdens of both the receiver and the giver, empowering both with...

Study shows shocking rates of undiagnosed malnutrition in older adults

9/1/2014 - A new study investigating seniors' ER visits and corresponding nutrition levels reveals that physician care in the US is out of touch with reality, that there are gaping holes in the nutritional quality of the American food supply and that modern day health insurance plans are an illusion of healthcare. In...

Sex after the age of 50

10/1/2013 - When it comes to aging, many people make the false assumption that sex is more difficult and not as fulfilling or exciting. Those assumptions are absolutely incorrect, as youth has no superiority over senior sex; in fact, seniors do have an edge when it comes to great sex, as they typically have a stronger...

Obamacare: Giving seniors the right to choose how they die (satire)

5/13/2012 12:35:29 AM - President Obama gave a nationally televised address back in 2009 to "clarify any misunderstandings" about his health care proposal assuring Americans that under the new bill senior citizens, and not the federal government, will have the right to choose how they are executed. "Let me dispel these...

Playgrounds for seniors go worldwide

1/2/2011 - Last spring the UK made news by opening the first senior playground in London's Hyde Park. The new Hyde Park playground has six pieces of equipment including a stationary bicycle, a cross-trainer and a sit-up bench. Since then new playgrounds have sprung up on four continents. When they exercise...

Statistics Show Drug Abuse in Seniors is Rising

5/25/2010 - A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found a dramatic increase in illicit drug use in adults 50 and over, including an alarming incidence of non medical use of prescription drugs among women aged 60 to 64. In part, this increase points to the aging...

Baby boomer obesity surpasses seniors, new study shows (press release)

8/23/2006 - The number of obese "baby boomers" in Canada today is 60 per cent higher than it was just a decade ago, according to a new report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In fact, says Queen's epidemiologist Ian Janssen, boomers are in even worse shape than Canadian seniors. "Rising obesity combined with...

Millions of American seniors suddenly trapped in Medicare drug plan coverage "gap"

7/31/2006 - (News Target) Under Medicare's new Plan D, seniors are maxing out their prescription drug coverage earlier, leaving them to pick up a majority of the costs or go without coverage until Medicare begins to pick up the tab again. The plan's objectives were to cover all Medicare recipients at some level...

39 Health & Seniors Groups Call on Congress to End to DTC Prescription Drug Ads (press release)

7/24/2006 - Thirty-nine medical, health and seniors’ organizations are urging Congress to stop the advertising of prescription drugs to consumers, Commercial Alert and the National Women’s Health Network announced today. “Prescription drug ads are dishonest and dangerous,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director...

Seniors receive health benefits from any type of activity, including household chores

7/12/2006 - A new study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the more active older people are, the longer they live. The good news for seniors is that being "active" can include physical activities such as housework, yard work, child care and just about any activity that requires...

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