Tag: Featured

The Benefits of Growing Older

I don’t know about you, but personally, I get offended by all of the ads on television that make aging look like a fate worse than death. Even more frustrating? With a… Read More

February: National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month — most of us know that know the key to heart health is a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grains along with an active lifestyle…. Read More

You CAN Protect Your Memory

For the average medicare beneficiary, no topic has more relevance than memory retention. As baby boomers age, researchers are predicting an astounding number of patients with dementia over the coming decades. But,… Read More

Medicare Reminders

If you enrolled in Medicare before 2016, consider yourself very fortunate. Starting this year Part B Premiums will be substantially higher for 30% of Medicare beneficiaries.  Which 30%? New enrollees. They will… Read More

Prescription Drug Costs: The Bane of Medicare Beneficiaries

      Ask the average senior what concerns them the most about health care and it’s likely he or she will mention the stratospheric rise of prescription drug costs. Recently, Dr…. Read More

Strong Bond Beneficial for both Grandparents and Grandchildren

      A study conducted by Sara M. Moorman, assistant professor at Boston College accentuates the strength of the grandparent/grandchild bond. Her research concludes that grandparents who share a reciprocally supportive… Read More

Plant Based Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk, Lowers Blood Pressure

Although there have been quite a few studies that have showed a link between lower blood pressure and vegetarianism, only recently has a research team gathered up these studies for a meta-analysis… Read More

A New Way to Look at Oats

Apparently, I’ve been looking at “whole grains” in a skewed way. Typically, I associate them with breakfast, (oatmeal and whole grain muffins, etc), and quite frankly, I’m not a big bread, oatmeal,… Read More

Cognitive Training Provides Long-Term Benefits

Several months ago, I started daily training with Lumosity; after a couple of months life got hectic and I failed to keep up. I’ve hesitated getting started again because I’ve been afraid… Read More

Will Your Opthamologist Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Maternally, I’m likely at some risk of developing Alzheimer’s; my mother is in the stages of this disease’s cruel final act.  Her mother had it before her,  as did her grandmother prior… Read More