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...
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
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
spreading this severe respiratory disease among patients, especially those
who are immunocompromised.
CMS Efforts to Increase Vaccination Rates
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
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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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
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)
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)
AEW Selects Horizon Bay to Manage Continuing Care Retirement Community
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.
Update: Georgia and North Carolina Teens Honored for Research in Biochemistry and Genetics in Nation's Premier High School Science Competition
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
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
America receive nutrition through Nouri...products to disaster survivors, emergency workers, seniors
Independent audits of...