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August 2013 Blog Posts (28)

4 Reasons Aging is a Good Thing

We hear a lot about the problems of old age, but there are some benefits to growing older.

By Philip Moeller / US News

It is easy to forget that the aging of America (and the world) is mostly a good thing for seniors. We are obsessed with bad news on all fronts – the economy, Washington gridlock and daily acts of senseless…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Department of Labor Celebrates National Employ Older Workers Week

The last full week of September has been named National Employ Older Workers Week. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, as our population ages, older employees will fill an increasingly important position in our economy and our leadership in the world marketplace.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 30, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

How Much Money Will You Need If You Live to 123?

Strategies for aspiring centenarians on how to stretch retirement savings over extra decades

Strategies for aspiring centenarians on how to stretch retirement savings over extra decades

By Geoff Williams / US News

Carmelo Flores Laura, a retired cattle and sheep herder in…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Study Finds Seniors Are Living Longer, Healthier Lives

Research finds seniors are experiencing serious illnesses only near their time of death.

By Philip Moeller US News

Impressive longevity gains have been well documented, although it turns out longer lives are not being enjoyed by everyone. Longevity follows the money: Better-educated people are…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

You take care of Mom, but who will take care of you?

Medical News Today

The pool of family and friends to care for Baby Boomers as they age into their 80s will be less than half as deep as it is today, according to a new report from AARP. The report predicts the ratio of potential family caregivers to elders needing care will plummet from today's seven caregivers for each person over age 80 to fewer than three caregivers…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

4 Numbers That Could Save Your Life

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U.S. News and World Report  |  By BONNIE TAUB-DIX

We learn our phone numbers by first grade and our social security numbers when we're filling out college applications. We've memorized our password numbers to unlock our phones, and we even know the numbers representing our favorite sports players' stats. Yet many…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Flu Shot May Protect Against Heart Attack In Middle Aged People, Study Says

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The Huffington Post  |  By Shelley Emling 

The flu shot may protect against more than just influenza. According to a new study, the jab also may nearly halve the risk of heart attacks in middle aged people with narrowed arteries.

The Australian study, published in the journal Heart, its…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Age may be a factor in melanoma treatment quality

By: Kathryn Doyle …
Reuters
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Added by Right at Home DC on August 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Study seeks super agers' secrets to brain health

85-year-old Don Tenbrunsel "Super Ager'"
Associated Press  Lindsey Tanner via…
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Added by Right at Home DC on August 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Eating 2 servings of fruit per day may protect against aneurysms

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FoxNews.com

A fruit-heavy diet may help decrease a person’s risk for having an abdominal aortic aneurysm, Counsel and Heal reported.  

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, a large artery that runs through the abdomen.  If not monitored or treated properly, the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Leukemia Treatment Uses Virus Particles To Eradicate Cancer In Mice, Kill Human Cancer Cells In Lab

The Huffington Post  |  By Sara Gates 
Researchers who want to treat patients with blood cancer have turned to an unlikely ally to wipe out leukemia cells: a non-replicating virus.

In a breakthrough study, a team of Canadian researchers used virus-derived particles to target the blood cancer…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Grandparents and Grandchildren Can Protect Each Other's Mental Health

Grandparents carry their granddaughter.

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff writer for livescience.com

Grandparents and their grown up grandchildren play important roles in each other’s health, a new study finds. The two-decade study found the quality of relationships between the two generations has measurable consequences on the mental well-being of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Do You Have a Retirement Care Plan?

Study finds three-fourths of middle-income baby boomers have no plans for their retirement care.

By Philip Moeller for US News



Many retirement plans, including those from big retirement investment firms, begin and end with money – how much you should save, how you should invest it and how you should spend your nest egg in your…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Medical Tests for Your 60s and Up

WebMD

You deserve to feel good. Just because you are older than 60, don't think you can't be independent, vital, and healthy. Just look at Sean Connery or Jane Fonda!

But do you know what to do to stay healthy? The United States Preventive Services…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

8 Ways Baby Boomers Changed the World

Growing up a …

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Boomers are Here! Are you ready?

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

First taste of test-tube burger declared 'close to meat'

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday, with food tasters declaring it tasted "close to meat".

Grown in-vitro from cattle stem cells at a cost of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

High blood sugar, not just diabetes, linked to dementia risk, study finds

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Sandwich Generation: When You Are Parenting Your Children and Aging Parents at the Same Time

Elderly Parents

Written By: Michael Broder, Ph.D for the Huffington Post

In my recent article, I discussed some of the common myths that often hold parents back from doing what it takes to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Breastfeeding May Slash Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

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Huffington Post

A small but provocative new study suggests that breastfeeding a baby may significantly reduce a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease decades later.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that women who breastfed for at least one week had a 64 percent reduction in…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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