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When Is It Time for Seniors to Hand Over the Car Keys?

When Is It Time for Seniors to Hand Over the Car Keys?

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Driving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. “Driving retirement is a normal part of aging, and should be carefully considered and discussed openly,” said Dr. Ericka Tung, […]

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Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes it’s obvious when older parents need outside help — like when they’re having difficulty managing numerous chronic illnesses or losing mobility and unable to maneuver well even at home. But mental problems may not be as easy to spot. […]

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How to Kickstart Your Creativity

How to Kickstart Your Creativity

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity boosts well-being and can give you a stronger sense of purpose and engagement, […]

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Health Tip: Fatigue in Older Adults

Health Tip: Fatigue in Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — For older adults, being tired here and there may be common, says the National Institute on Aging. Illness, medication, emotional distress, poor sleep habits, alcohol and junk food are some of the many possible causes of fatigue. Latest Senior Health News To feel less tired, the agency suggests that older adults: Keep […]

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Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s something everyone fears will happen to them as they age: sapped strength, slowed walking, weight loss and an inability to perform daily tasks with ease. But it’s not just a byproduct of aging: Frailty is a standalone medical condition, researchers report. Sadly, the […]

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Could Extra Weight Weaken Your Brain?

Could Extra Weight Weaken Your Brain?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Extra pounds and a wider waistline won’t do your brain any favors as you get older, a new study suggests. In fact, obesity appears to accelerate brain aging by a decade or more, the researchers added. People with a wide […]

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Senate Bill Would Reduce Seniors Drug Costs

Senate Bill Would Reduce Seniors Drug Costs

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A bill to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients and lower federal and state health costs was introduced by two U.S. senators. Latest Senior Health News The bill would limit drug copays for people with Medicare’s Part D prescription plan by capping their out-of-pocket costs […]

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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A plan to let Medicare patients receive rebates that drug companies currently pay to insurers and middleman has been withdrawn by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News The rebates would have been paid directly to seniors in Medicare’s Part D program when they filled their prescriptions. The […]