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New proposal will cut Medicare, Social Security

A new, bipartisan proposal being considered as a cure for the staggering deficit of the United States will have hefty implications for both retirees and those who will retire in the future, ...

November 12, 2010

Alan Wu

Senior alert system can help those in rural areas

Many senior citizens may not have access to the proper healthcare professionals because they live in isolated or rural communities. One new program in Rochester, New York, is working to addr...

November 11, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Stress in cells may be responsible for Parkinson’s

New research has shown that neurons which release dopamine may die from becoming over-stressed, a deficit that may cause the development of Parkinson's, according to SeniorJournal.com. ...

November 11, 2010

Alan Wu

Over a third of seniors fall each year

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has discovered that up to 40 percent of seniors fall each year and these incidents can lead to serious injuries and...

November 4, 2010

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Ensure the safety of an Alzheimer’s patient with a senior alert system

A new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PHRMA) has revealed that there are 98 new medicines either undergoing clinical trials or being reviewed by ...

November 1, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Don’t forget to take care of the caregiver

Millions of Americans across the country are caring for an older adult or spouse who requires assistance on a daily basis and this can often become a full-time job. However, Dr Michael Rozin...

October 29, 2010

Alan Wu

Costs of assisted living facilities and retirement homes rise in 2010

A new survey has found that the prices of assisted living and retirement homes have steadily risen from 2009 to 2010. Private nursing homes can now cost approximately $82,585 each year and a...

October 28, 2010

Alan Wu

Hospitals create senior specific ER rooms

In what appears to be a plan to accommodate aging baby boomers, as well as other seniors, hospitals in Michigan are designing senior-specific emergency rooms, complete with features such as ...

October 27, 2010

Alan Wu

Fitness centers open for baby boomers

Baby boomers who want to stay healthy while they age are driving a new demand in fitness centers designed specifically for older adults, according to The Star Tribune....

October 25, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Medical alarm can help children plan for caregiving responsibilities

Most Americans don't think of the possibility that, in the future, their parents may require extensive care and even move in with them. ...

October 22, 2010

Jasmine Phu