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What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. “We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the […]

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Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

A proposal to ban drug companies from giving rebates to pharmacy benefit managers and insurers in Medicare Part D- and Medicaid-managed care plans was announced Thursday by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News Instead of those rebates, drug makers would be urged to provide discounts directly to pharmacy customers, and pharmacy benefit managers would […]

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What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who often find themselves in the ER, complications from diabetes is the most common culprit, new research shows. Not only that, these chronically ill patients remain in the hospital longer and require more treatment and resources, noted the authors of the study. […]

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A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There’s also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving cycling enthusiasts between […]

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Protecting Seniors From Scammers

Protecting Seniors From Scammers

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and 6.5 percent of […]

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Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day

Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Take a stand for a longer life. Researchers say even a few extra minutes off the sofa each day can add years to your life span. “If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, you can lower your risk […]

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What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already […]

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‘Meaningful’ Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

‘Meaningful’ Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who find meaning in their daily activities may remain in better health as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when middle-aged and older adults felt their days held meaningful activities, they tended to report better […]

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As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors may be more vulnerable to alcoholism, a psychologist warns. “As we age, it takes longer for the body to break down alcohol. It stays in the system longer. Tolerance also decreases. Excessive drinking can compromise your immune system and can lead to some […]