Seniors and the Stress of Sudden Financial Loss

Sudden financial loss is stressful for everyone. However, for seniors over the age of 65 sudden financial loss can be deadly. In fact, according to a study published April 3, in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), seniors who suffered a sudden major financial loss had  a 50% chance of death from all causes…

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Hearing Loss and Aging

Age-Related Hearing Loss Most hearing loss in seniors is due to aging and is called presbycusis. According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorder (NIDCD), presbycusis is one of the most common age-related problems that afflict seniors and it is estimated that one in three seniors in the United States aged 65-74…

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Salt can be Consumed up to 5 grams a Day by Healthy People

There is still a lot of confusion over the amount of salt that is safe to eat on a daily basis. The safe consumption of salt also depends on the climate and the weather. Sodium is one of the most important minerals needed by the body and is found in all tissues. Low sodium (hyponatremia) …

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Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Life-saving Blue Light Treatment

Blue light has been found to be able to safely lower blood pressure without many of the serious side effects experienced by people taking blood pressure lowering drugs. This could be a non-invasive and non-pharmacological way to safely treat high blood pressure. The study was published by researchers at the University of Surrey in the…

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Even Moderate Alcohol Drinking can Raise Blood Pressure

A study described in a press release that was published March 7, 2019 by the American college of Cardiology (ACC) shows for the first time that moderate alcohol drinking is harmful rather than being protective against heart disease or stroke, as it raises blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk for heart…

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Hypertension: Causes, Effects, and Treatment

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common chronic condition. Blood pressure is the measure of how forcefully your blood is pushing against your artery walls. The more blood your heart pumps out and the narrower our arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Normal blood pressure should fall at or below 120/80 mmHg. If your…

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