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It’s Time for Medicare Open Enrollment – You may be able to score a better deal on your Part D prescription-drug plan or Advantage plan

10.01.2014 · Posted in Health Care Reform

Falling leaves and pumpkins are a sign of autumn — and, yes, of Medicare open enrollment, too. As the season’s chore list grows, you may be tempted to stick with your current Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription-drug plan. But that plan may no longer be your best option Read more in this article from ...

Coping Techniques Help Patients With COPD Improve Mentally, Physically

10.01.2014 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

 Duke Medicine News and Communications Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient’s quality of life and can even improve physical symptoms, researchers at Duke Medicine report. In a study published online in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, Duke researchers examined how telephone-based ...

Alzheimer’s patients can still feel the emotion long after the memories have vanished

09.24.2014 · Posted in Other Health Concerns

University of Iowa news release UI study offers good news for caregivers, health care workers A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence—good or bad—on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients may not remember a recent visit by a loved one or having been ...

Worried about falling? See exercises to help prevent a fall

09.24.2014 · Posted in COPD - Exercise

Many older adults are not physically active because they are afraid of falling, but exercise can actually help prevent falls by strengthening your legs and improving your balance. Watch“Be Physically Active” (video) and see exercises older adults can do to prevent falls. For more information, check out “Preventing Falls,” a Tip Sheet from Go4Life®,the exercise ...

Trouble sleeping? See what to ask your doctor

09.18.2014 · Posted in COPD - sleep

Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it isn’t. In fact, many healthy older adults report few or no sleep problems. If you’re often tired during the day and don’t feel that you sleep well, you should talk with your doctor or healthcare provider. See how to discuss sleep ...

Scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases

09.18.2014 · Posted in Other Health Concerns

Bristol University press release 9/3/14 Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue. Rather than the body’s immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered how cells convert ...