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Diabetics are at High Risk for Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)

Diabetic Kidney Disease is a Chronic “Silent Disease” Diabetic kidney disease, like chronic kidney disease (CKD), is mainly a “silent disease,” that shows no symptoms. However, until it shows symptoms it slowly damages and destroys the kidneys. Even though there is no cure for it, treatment can be effective in controlling it and preventing it…

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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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Electrical Tickle Therapy to the Ear May Slow down Aging

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK found that a small electrical current that tickles the ear appears to slow down one of the effects of ageing. This tickle therapy of electrical stimulation to the ear rebalances the autonomic nervous system for people age 55 and over. Results of their research were published…

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Vascular Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the symptoms may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the cause is completely different. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup in the brain of beta amyloid and tau…

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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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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lutein for Eye Health

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has been well researched for its antioxidant properties for maintaining good health. Spanish researchers from the University of Jaén have found a way to add yet another antioxidant especially beneficial for good eye health, to extra virgin olive oil. Lutein is a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables. In fact,…

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The Stress of Sudden Financial Loss for Seniors

Sudden financial loss is very stressful, but for seniors over the age of 65 it can be deadly. A study published by researchers from Northwestern University School of Medicine, April 3, 2018 in the journal of the American Medical Association JAMA showed that suffering a major financial loss comes with a 50% chance of early…

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Ladies Get up and Get Moving to Lower the Risk for Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease, which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 610,000 people die of heart disease every year in the United States. The CDC estimates that about 200,000 of these…

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Flu Vaccines Need to be Improved for Seniors

The new flu season has begun, but according to a report from an AARP Bulletin that analyzed data from the government, deaths from flu in seniors over age 65 have risen in the last few years. More than 12,000 seniors died from flu and flu complications during last year’s flu season that began October 1,…

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