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August 2012 Blog Posts (63)

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 31, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

When I'm 164: How Can Bioscience Push the Limits of Lifespan?

David Ewing Duncan for theatlantic.com

 

We may be closer than most realize to significant increases in life expectancy.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

9 Healthy Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

By Megan Kempston, Caring.com staff writer

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but sometimes in all the hustle and bustle of getting out the door, it's easier to grab a latte on the road or skip breakfast entirely.

Here's a better way: Plan ahead and stock up on homemade, healthy items that you can just grab…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 31, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Who’s Afraid of Growing Old? Not Boomers

By: Casey Dowd foxbusiness.com

Baby boomers are rewriting the history books when it comes to retirement. Advances in technology and medical care along with our lifestyle changes means we are staying healthy and living longer than our parents and grandparents.

Boomers…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sharp Cuts in Dental Coverage for Adults on Medicaid

Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times

Richard Lewis of Revere, Mass., at the Lynn Community Health Center before having a tooth extracted

By  Abby Goodnough for The New York Times…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Senior Poverty: Food Insecurity Rising Among Older Americans

By Laura Rowley for The Huffington Post



Charlotte Wahlstrom, 74, lives in a trailer in a small town in Michigan. She volunteers at the library, goes to the senior center for free yoga classes and brings her mutt Otis to the local dog park where she…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

World’s oldest woman celebrates her sweet 116th

 

By Scott Stump

TODAY.com contributor

She doesn’t look a day over 115.

Georgia woman Besse Cooper, the world’s…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

UK Property Auctions

In UK, thousands of homes are available for auction that best suit your demands and specifications. Depending on the money you can invest in the auction process, there is a need to check the issues and problems that can cause a hurdle in the due course. Prior analysis and preparation for the property auction would definitely help in the future transactions.

UK is becoming the most ‘happening place’ for…

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Added by Andrew Willson on August 29, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments

Seniors need to take precautions against the West Nile virus

In Brentwood, California, early morning fogging with pyrocide is done in a local neighborhood to combat the West Nile virus. 8-23-2012

(Photo: fogging with pyrocide to fight the West Nile Virus)

By Karen Graham for the Examiner

This year's West Nile virus outbreak has turned out to be the worst in our country's history, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With over 1,000 cases already, the CDC expects the total number of cases to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Less chronic disease in store for fit 50-year-olds

 

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fit 50-year-olds are less likely to get chronic diseases as they age than are couch potatoes, according to a new U.S. study.



It may seem like a no-brainer, but the study helps fine-tune our…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tricks From the Elderly to Stop Worrying

People Learn to Put Aside Negative Emotions and Focus on the Present, Which Leads to Healthy Aging

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Movies often depict the elderly as grumpy, including Muppets Statler and Waldorf. In fact, most older people have fewer…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 28, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Elderly Scams: Courier Services Play A Surprising Role

The Huffington Post  |  By Ann Brenoff 

Have courier services been thrust to the front line of defending seniors against elderly scams?

In a new twist on an old story, some scammers, hoping to appear more…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Diabetes drug may someday repair Alzheimer's damage

By Susan E. Matthews

MyHealthNewsDaily

The diabetes drug metformin may spur the growth of new brain cells, which could have benefits for Alzheimer's patients, a new Canadian study on mice suggests.

The study showed that metformin caused brain cells to divide, producing new…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Red Wine May Prevent Senior Falls, Study Finds

By Anthonia Akitunde for The Huffington Post

Funny -- we thought red wine would be more likely to make someone unsteady. But scientists say that…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Osteoarthritis Pain Targeted

Medical News Today

 

The research relates to a family of molecules firstly discovered in Melbourne that applied to blood cell development. One of these, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor or GM-CSF, acts as a messenger between cells acting at a site of inflammation…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Medications Are 'Inappropriately' Prescribed To 1 In 5 Seniors: Study

The Huffington Post

One in five medications used by people older than 65 are prescribed inappropriately in primary care settings, which can cause adverse reactions,



according to a new study published by the journal, PLOS…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 24, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Radiotherapy After Breast Surgery May Not Be Recommended For Older Women

Medical News Today

A Rhode Island Hospital radiation oncologist says in a new editorial that research exploring the impact of radiotherapy in older women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence has little effect on actual clinical decisions. The editorial…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 24, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What To Do With Your 401(k) After Retirement

Retirement

By Joe Udo 

When you retire, you need to figure out what to do with the 401(k) from your former job. There are a few options to consider, and it is very important to understand all the options. If you are under 59 1/2, it is essential to decide which option is best for your financial situation.

Here are the options and the pros and cons of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients Save Money

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By Sydney Lupkin for ABC News

Doctors have warned patients about drug interactions with grapefruit juice for years, but it turns out the tart drink might actually interact with certain drugs in a good way, reducing dosages and, therefore, costs and side effects, a new study shows.

Researchers at the University of Chicago…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Psychology of Aging and End-of-Life Planning

Jason E. Schillerstrom, MD for ABC News

The psychology of aging and the aged is complex and wrought with intrapsychic conflict. Perhaps the biggest challenge is confronting one’s mortality. Although the clock ticks for all of us, it ticks louder…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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