One in 10 American Seniors Binge Drink Alcohol

A study published July 31, 2019 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that one in 10 American Seniors Binge Drink. This binge drinking, including using cannabis puts them at risk for all kinds of health problems. The research was carried out by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for…

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Cooking Vegetables with Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes them Healthier

A study from the University of Barcelona in Spain published in the Molecules Journal April 19, 2019, shows that lightly frying vegetables with olive oil in the sofrito sauce makes the vegetables healthier. Olive oil has the ability to act as a food excipient, which helps to release and absorb bioactive compounds from the ingredients…

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Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Grandfamilies

About 2.6 million children across America are being raised by their grandparents and the numbers continue to climb, mainly due to the opoid crisis and other factors that cause disruption to families like divorce or the death of the parents. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Are they up to the Job? A study abstract “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:…

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Age-Related Prejudice (AGEISM)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are about 600 million seniors age 60 and over worldwide. By 2025 this number will double and by 2050 there will be two billion seniors all over the world. One of the major problems facing seniors is age-related prejudice (AGEISM) which the WHO defines as: “Ageism is…

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Here Comes Summer and Here Comes the Sun

No doubt about it. Here comes summer and here comes the sun. This is the time of year to think about protecting ourselves against overexposure to natural ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), summertime is not the only time to be concerned about UV radiation,…

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The Silver Tsunami of the Workforce

The “Silver Tsunami” of the Workforce Last year during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, we wrote about the coming “Silver Tsunami” in our blog post from May 15, 2018. We wrote how the entrance of millions of baby boomers who would be retiring from the work force into the silver tsunami might result in millions…

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Incentive for Eating Prescribed Healthier Foods can Result in Better Health

More and more research is showing the importance and benefits of eating healthy foods to prevent major chronic diseases, cardiovascular events and diabetes. Chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes can lead to disability or death and no real way has been found to prevent these, other than by following a good nutritious and healthy…

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