Monthly Archives: December 2013

Older Drivers’ Safety a Concern — Federal Officials Planning for Wave of Seniors Behind the Wheel

As we Baby Boomers age, we’re creating many problems for society. Here’s one you might not have thought about — a bunch of senile drivers on the roads! From U-T San Diego: Concerned about an oncoming wave of fragile older … Continue reading

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Study Says Many Lung Cancer Tumors Prove Harmless

Here’s a potential bit of good news for anyone who has been diagnosed with a lung tumor. The opening paragraphs from a story in the Yuma Sun: Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung … Continue reading

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Medical Identity Theft is Fast-Growing and Dangerous

Senior citizens are at particular risk of identity theft. The Dallas Morning News recently ran an excellent article on this topic, and I encourage you to read the entire story. Here are the opening paragraphs: Identity theft is the fastest-growing … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season — for Heart Attacks?

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday, filled with family and friends. But you’re not out of the woods yet — Christmas Day and the December 26 are two of the most common days to have heart attacks. So … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

   To all who celebrate this holiday, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you are with friends and family today, and giving thanks for all that has been given to you over your lifetime.

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Energy Drinks May Cause Serious Increases In Heart Contraction Rates

I don’t think too many seniors use energy drinks, but just in case: On its website, CBS News reports that research presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting suggests that “energy drinks may cause serious increases in heart contraction … Continue reading

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The Risky Business of Dietary Supplements

My wife is a big believer in dietary supplements, and I’m a big believer in doing whatever my wife tells me to do. So I take a fair amount of supplements. That’s why a recent article in the Dallas Morning … Continue reading

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Steps Caregivers Can Take to Prevent Senior Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of the elderly — there can’t be enough warnings against it. And here is another from an article in the Dallas Morning News. The article lists several guidelines for caregivers to follow. Here is an introduction: An estimated … Continue reading

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Hot Tub Safety Precautions for Seniors

This guest post is from Theresa Silva, a fitness instructor and mother of three boys who blogs in her spare time (which isn’t much). Hot tubs, spas and public baths hark back to the famous baths of ancient Rome, which promoted cleansing, … Continue reading

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VA Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of MyHealth.VA.Gov

A press release from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Online Access Available to Support Veterans Health Care In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov), the Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all Veterans … Continue reading

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