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Elderly Americans Can’t Neglect Dental Care Any Longer

Elderly Americans have all kinds of serious issues that occupy their thoughts. Elderly individuals have to deal with all kinds of health concerns, memory problems and financial trouble. In fact, the Metlife Mature Market Institute recently reported the total loss suffered by victims of elder financial abuse each year is $2.6 billion. Combine those concerns More...

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By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: What exactly is arthritis?

It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches and pains. What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis, which comes in more than 100 different forms, is inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Eight states recall melons citing salmonella outbreak in ongoing investigation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investing a salmonella outbreak in eight states so far, according to the New York Post. Officials now warn residents More...

By Fred Cicetti On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease

I’m 78 and I’m forgetting things more often now. Should I be worried? For starters, worrying is a waste of time. If you think your forgetfulness is the sign of the onset of Alzheimer’s, get to a doctor More...

By Danielle L. On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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New Jersey approves controversial health insurance law

On May 30, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey enacted a law that demands all residents in the state of New Jersey must receive health insurance or suffer a penalty from not having it. This marks New Jersey as the second More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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Can medical marijuana help combat Illinois’ opioid crisis?

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have proposed an unusual plan to expand the use of medical marijuana as a way to fight the state’s growing opioid crisis. The plan is on the governor’s desk. It would More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: The difference between unwanted growths and skin cancer

My skin has all kinds of small thingies on it like my father used to have. My doctor checks them out and says they are all harmless. But, what exactly are they? As we age, most of us start sprouting an array of More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Music May Help Reduce Anxiety, Improve Brain Function in Dementia Patients

Now that we are all constantly connected through digital means, the uninterrupted barrage of noise can feel overwhelming. And if you’re feeling overstimulated by all the obtrusive ringing, rumbling, and yelling, More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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CDC warns tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are on the rise

WASHINGTON/SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — As warm weather returns to Illinois, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people about the risk for tick-borne illnesses. Nationwide, More...

By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: Aches, pains and the colon

When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that. My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a More...