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National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

Draconian Cuts to Medicare Compounded by Further Cuts Proposed in House Healthcare Reform Legislation and Inadequate Medicaid Funding from Weakened State Budgets WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Community Cares Coalition (CoCares) - a national coalition o...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

Most wanted to get high, have a good time with friends, researchers say,, MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Pain relief isn't the main reason why one in 10 high school seniors have tried opioid drugs, a new U.S. study finds. The most common reasons included relaxation, feeling good...

Betsy McCaughey Rallies to Protect Seniors & Your Healthcare Choices

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Betsy McCaughey, prominent patient advocate and outspoken critic of health bills being pushed through Congress, is the keynote speaker at a Tea Party in Hicksville, LI, where she will rally to protect seniors from dangerous cuts to Medicare and p...

Kaiser Permanente Survey Shows Seniors Embrace Internet to Manage Their Health

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- New data show that Medicare beneficiaries registered to use My Health Manager, Kaiser Permanente's personal health record, are overwhelmingly satisfied with using the Internet to manage their health care online. Results from the recent ...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Florida This Summer TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, f...

New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill

JOPLIN, Mo., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new letter to the three key leaders shaping the developing U.S. House of Representatives' health reform bill - Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Education and Labor Chairman Geor...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that vision screenings, using standard methods of assessing visual acuity in older adults, a practice comm...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Pennsylvania Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Pennsylvania This Summer PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy...

RetireSafe Salutes Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America for Its Commitment to Cut Drug Prices and Help Seniors in the Medicare 'Doughnut-Hole'

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the 400,000-strong seniors group RetireSafe saluted the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for its commitment to support legislation to cut prescription drug prices by 50 percent for seniors who fall into the Medicare P...

Toyota Awards $1 Million in Scholarships to 100 High School Seniors - Roslyn High's Urbach Named One of Only 12 'National' Winners; Receives $20,000

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Jourdan Urbach, a senior at Roslyn High School, is at the head of an exclusive class. Urbach was one of only 12 seniors nationwide to be named a "national" Toyota Community Scholar. That's quite an accomplishment when you consider that more than 8,00...

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Seniors in Medical Technology

More Than 1.5 Million Americans Sickened, Injured or Killed by Medication Errors Each Year; Seniors Most at Risk

DailyMed(TM) Launches Innovative Solution to Medication Mismanagement Epidemic NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Acute consequences of medication mismanagement continue to mount, emphasizing the urgent need for a systematic change in the way we care for the 38+ ...

'Friendly' Bacteria Can Benefit Health Throughout the Lifecycle

...f Nutrition Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New research on the benefits of probiotics in children and seniors was presented at The American College of Nutrition (ACN) Annual Meeting in a symposium, "Practical Applications of Probiotics in Health and Disease." ...

Diverse Approaches to Alzheimer's Therapies Continue to Show Progress at ICAD

...e in People with Alzheimer's Survival (life span) in people with Alzheimer's is recognized to be shorter than what is expected in cognitively normal seniors and is recognized to be influenced by several factors including age, disease severity, general debility, and gender. Approved antidementia drugs have ...

Study Demonstrates Mindful Approach to Aging

...st and evaluate their efficacy," continues Zelinski. "The implications for a truly effective brain fitness training program on the cognitive health of seniors would be enormous." About Posit Science Posit Science Corporation develops science-based brain health programs. The company works with more than 50 ...

Seriously Low Vaccination Rates Cause Experts to Call for Increased Immunization Before Influenza Season Peaks

...nt spreading this severe respiratory disease among patients, especially those who are immunocompromised. CMS Efforts to Increase Vaccination Rates seniors over 65 years of age are among those at greatest risk of complications and death due to influenza and pneumococcal disease. To address this risk, Medi...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) Improves Memory in Age-Associated Memory Impairment Study

...cts taking Ketasyn performed significantly better on the 'First-Last Name Association' test (FLN) than subjects taking placebo (p=0.042). "On average, seniors taking Ketasyn remembered more names than those taking placebo," said Dr. Costantini. In another memory test called Name-Face Recognition (NFA), whic...

You May Have a Thyroid Problem and Not Know It - Particularly If You're Over 60, Says a New Harvard Medical School Report

...these symptoms are also associated with aging, so older patients and their doctors may attribute these problems to simply getting older. Occasionally, seniors with thyroid problems will exhibit symptoms that don't occur in younger patients, such as unexplained high cholesterol, congestive heart failure, a ch...
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Restless Legs Syndrome

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Restless leg syndrome

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Chiropractor

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Arthritis

...s coverage of national, regional and international news enhanced with audio and video clips and photo galleries - updated 24/7... Information for seniors about how to stay active with arthritis from the American Academy of Family Physicians. ... Will my arthritis get worse? Will medicine ... De...

Age-related hearing loss

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Seniors in Biological News

New technology may prevent vitamin B12 deficient seniors and vegetarians from needing injections

TORONTO, Canada (June 17, 2008) For those patients who receive the nearly 40 million intramuscular injections per year to treat their B12 deficiency, a new oral option may soon exist. According to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to a wide spectrum of conditi...

Man's best friend: Study shows lonely seniors prefer playtime with pooch over human interaction

A new Saint Louis University study shows there is some truth in the old cliché that describes a dog as "man's best friend." "Or at least a less aggravating friend," said study author William A. Banks, M.D., professor of geriatrics in the department of internal medicine and professor of pharmacolo...

Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly

...ticularly important because they suggest that interventions, such as physical exercise, that improve physical function could help keep more vulnerable seniors out of the hospital," says Cawthon. "That would not only reduce disability but it would also reduce the huge economic burden associated with hospitali...

UAB students' Nintendo Wii CPR earns American Heart Association support

...ote controls from the Nintendo Wii video game console. Students James McKee, Jack Wimbish, Haisam Islam and Zach Clark began work on the project as seniors at UAB. Along with faculty advisers Greg Walcott, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Jack Rogers, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical eng...

Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

...n the outcomes of this study and others. Overall, the link between higher-status occupation and lower prevalence of hypertension was stronger for male seniors than for female seniors. Moreover, females in professional positions had more hypertension than female managers, whereas male professionals did not ha...

Scaling the wall of deafness

... Despite modern medicine, one in 1,000 American babies are born deaf. The numbers increase markedly with age, with more than 50% of seniors in the United States experiencing some form of hearing loss. But the era of the hearing aid, and shouting at aging in-laws, may soon be over. A n...

High school students' paper published in prestigious college math journal

...d in a peer-reviewed journal. It was submitted to the Internet-based applied math competition last March by Afanasiy Yermakov and Jason Zukus, current seniors at High Technology High School, Tom Jackson, now a freshman at Cornell University, and Kelly Roache, currently a freshman at Princeton University. Coa...

Proactive care saves lives of seniors, study finds

... of deaths and hospitalizations among chronically ill older adults? The answer based on a three-year study involving more than 3,400 chronically ill seniors led by Oregon Health & Science University researcher David A. Dorr, M.D. appears to be "yes." The study described in the December 2008 Journal o...

Research-based undergraduate course expands beyond Washington University

...ndergraduate classroom. Over the next four years, Elgin and her colleagues developed and implemented a research-based genomics course for juniors and seniors at Washington University in which students polish and interpret their own portion of raw DNA sequence. The course, Biology 4342, "Research Explor...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

...nclude African-Americans (twice as likely to develop clogged leg arteries), seniors (12-20 percent develop PAD) and diabetics (one in three who are over the ag...meone who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, explained Murphy. seniors may typically dismiss warning symptoms as signs of getting older; however, ...
Seniors in Biological Technology

On-Line Medicare Advisor Saves Seniors Time, Hassle and Money

Senior-friendly 'PlanPrescriber' Software Simplifies Medicare - For Free MAYNARD, Mass., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Experion Systems today announced the latest release of their PlanPrescriber tool. Medicare has been demystified! Seniors no longer need to worry about whether they are getting the m...

SCAN Health Plan Offers Seniors Five Tips to Prepare for Surgery

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- It's natural to have concerns before undergoing a surgery, but there are steps you can take beforehand that will make things easier. According to Timothy Schwab, MD, chief medical officer at SCAN Health Plan, planning ahead will help whether you're h...

Leading Edge Research Underway in Fall Prevention for Seniors

AFrame Digital, Inc. Awarded Grant to Develop an Innovative Fall Detection and Prevention System FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ --- Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Instit...

SD Canada Announces CE Mark for ThyroChek(R) Adult and NeoNatal Tests

... available as a home test there, so that consumers can assess their own thyroid health. This is important especially to women planning pregnancies, to seniors concerned about vagaries of aging and to residents that have environmental concerns such as nuclear waste storage that may reflect in thyroid health."...

AMERIGROUP Praises Expansion of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

...ration AMERIGROUP Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation...

AIM Pharmakon (API) Announced a New Proprietary Premium-Quality Natural Concentrated Liquid Calcium and Mineral Supplement Now Available Direct to Consumers

...ncerned with menopause in peri- and postmenopausal phases, baby-boomers and seniors needing extra calcium supplementation. "The role of calcium in the p... strides in addressing the specific supplement needs for active lifestyles, seniors and people with challenged immunity levels. Our core competence and aim is:...

Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs)

....usf.edu ) AEW Selects Horizon Bay to Manage Continuing Care Retirement Community Properties Horizon Bay Retirement Living, a national seniors housing operator based in Tampa, Fla., announced its selection by AEW Capital Management L.P. to manage three continuing care retirement communities (...

Top 10 Cognitive Fitness Events of 2008 to be Unveiled at SharpBrains' Webinar

...in Fitness Software Market 2008, the Special Brief Brain Fitness Centers in seniors Housing - A Field in the Making, prepared for the American seniors Housing Association and a variety of other informational services. Abo...

Update: Georgia and North Carolina Teens Honored for Research in Biochemistry and Genetics in Nation's Premier High School Science Competition

.... Team Winners Sajith M. Wickramasekara and Andrew Y. Guo, both seniors at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics , Durham, North Ca...ara is the team leader and heard about the Siemens Competition in 2006 when seniors from his high school were selected as Regional Finalists. Mr. Wickramasekar...

Tishcon Corp Reaches Donation Milestone Exceeds 1 Million Bottles of Multi-Vitamins for Nourish America

...ica's nutritional program for children, adults and seniors at risk of malnutrition, as well as victims of dis...Daily, 30,000 needy children and 28,000 low income seniors throughout America receive nutrition through Nouri...products to disaster survivors, emergency workers, seniors and impoverished families. Independent audits of...
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