The Healthy Geezer: I’m not able to sleep as well as I used to when I was younger

I have found that I don’t sleep as well as I used to when I was younger. How common is this? Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it is not.  Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging. Seniors need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults—seven More...

by Fred Cicetti | Published 7 days ago
By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Baby-sitting grandparent seems to get more colds

Since I started being a baby-sitting grandparent, I seem to be getting more colds. I must be catching germs from the kids, right? The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reports that schoolchildren More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Humana, PE firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) — U.S. health insurer Humana Inc and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday for about $4 billion, the More...

By Reuters On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

U.S. employers survey: CVS-Aetna deal would affect health benefits decisions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – CVS Corp.’s proposed purchase of Aetna Inc. will affect decision-making by a majority of large and mid-size U.S. corporations on employee health benefits, a survey by benefits consultant More...

By Associated Press On Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Health insurance signup deadline pushed for applicants with incomplete signups and hurricane victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it’s extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Experts: Democratic candidates for governor float unworkable, expensive healthcare ideas

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — Several Democratic candidates for Illinois governor are floating ideas they say will improve Illinois’ healthcare outcomes, but critics of the various plans say the ideas More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Flu season has arrived in force in some Illinois communities

LITCHFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois is not escaping the flu outbreak that has swept across parts of the country. The Illinois Department of Public Health does not track flu cases, just the number More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Missouri governor shows hyperactivity, touts physical feats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event, crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters. These could be action movie stunts by More...

By United Press International On Monday, December 4th, 2017

CVS Health, Aetna agree to $69 billion merger

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (UPI) — CVS Health has announced it will buy insurer Aetna for about $69 billion, a deal which potentially could reshape America’s healthcare industry. Both companies announced the More...

By United Press International On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Sources: CVS Health to purchase Aetna for $69 billion

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (UPI) — Retail drug store giant CVS Health Corp. on Sunday agreed to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion, unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal said. Under the terms of the deal, CVS agreed More...

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