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Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!
August 24, 2014 Posted by Editor
Meet Amazing and Inspiring Edith Kirkmeyer - Facebook's Oldest User at 105 Years Old!

At 105 years old, Edith Kirkmeyer is said to be Facebook's oldest user! She says, "When I was 95 years old, my children gave her a computer, a printer, and a digital camera, and turned me loose!" And, she has made good use of them. On Facebook, sh...

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces
December 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
HealthCare.gov Met Repair Goals On Time, US Dept of Health & Human Services Announces

In a report issued December 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said that the ongoing repairs to the HealthCare.gov website met the Administration's goals, and the site is now working properly for the vast majority of people w...

Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts
November 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Study Finds 3 Best Exercises to Cut Upper Arm Flab & Strengthen Tricepts

A study conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin has isolated the three most effective tricepts exercises - which are most effective in eliminating upper arm flab. The study was sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a ...

Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation
October 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Caregiving Tips & Resources for National Family Caregivers Month from Parkinson Foundation

As part of National Family Caregivers Month - November, 2013 - the National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer Free Caregiving tips and resources during the entire month of November. On the NPF Facebook page, the Foundation will p...

Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society
October 29, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) has announced that, through its "Project Access," it will host Free Events on November 1 and 2 to help residents of Palm Beach County, Florida find health insurance programs for which they may qualify. T...

Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver - November 7
October 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webinar on Caring for the Caregiver - November 7

The Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a Free Online Webinar on "Caring for the Caregiver" on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 PM. The webinar, for caregivers, patients and their families and friends, is presented in recognition o...

Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation
July 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

The Palm Beach County, Florida State Legislative Delegation has announced that it will hold a public meeting on July 15, 2013, to hear comments from the public on the topic of Healthcare/ Medicaid Expansion under the new federal Health Care Law. ...

New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs
July 1, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Study: Eye Problems Cost $139 Billion - 5th Among 7 Most Costly Chronic Diseases in Direct Medical Costs

A new study conducted by specialists at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, for nonprofit Prevent Blindness America, has found that the total economic burden of eye disorders and vision loss in the U.S. in 2013 wil...

New Health Insurance Exchanges under Health Care Law Do Not Affect Medicare
June 26, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Health Insurance Exchanges under Health Care Law Do Not Affect Medicare

Apparently some seniors on Medicare have expressed confusion or concern about whether the new Health Insurance Marketplace (also referred to as a health care exchange) being implemented under the Health Care Law affects Medicare in any way. It does no...

Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare
June 25, 2013 Posted by Editor
Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on June 24 that open enrollment for the new federally-run health insurance exchange (called the "Health Insurance Marketplace") being implemented under the Health Care Law, will begin O...

95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds
June 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

For a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Michigan State University, watched 3,749 people attempt (or not attempt) to wash their hands after using public bathrooms located across a college town in Michigan. The...

AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease
June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. T...

New Book, Counter Clockwise by Lauren Kessler, Gives Hope: 70% of Aging Process Within Our Control
June 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Book, Counter Clockwise by Lauren Kessler, Gives Hope: 70% of Aging Process Within Our Control

In a new book, published June 4, journalist author Lauren Kessler uses herself as a "guinea pig" to explore in depth the world of anti-aging: from serious scientific studies, to medical information, to facts about the enormous for-profit anti-aging ind...

Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults
June 18, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have experienced hospitalizat...

Eating Vegetables May Prolong Your Life, Large New Study Finds
June 17, 2013 Posted by Editor
Eating Vegetables May Prolong Your Life, Large New Study Finds

Many sources recognize June 17 as "National Eat Your Vegetables Day." Whatever the origins of this national health observance, the wisdom of encouraging Americans to consume more fruit and vegetables is underscored by a large new study published on Ju...

President Obama Delivers Father's Day Address Encouraging Responsible Fatherhood
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
President Obama Delivers Father's Day Address Encouraging Responsible Fatherhood

Drawing on his own personal experiences, including his own lack of a present father in his life -- experiences that taught him the importance of a responsible father for every family -- President Obama delivered a moving message for all Dads this Fathe...

A Father's Day Health Message
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
A Father's Day Health Message

The following video produced by Wellness News, presents a moving tribute in song to Fathers. At the same time, it reminds whole families of important steps that men can take to protect their health and wellness.   View the Video » ...

Spotlight on Men's Health from Georgetown University
June 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
Spotlight on Men's Health from Georgetown University

As part of Men's Health Week (which runs from June 10 through Father's Day, June 16), Erica Moss, Community Manager of Georgetown University's Online Masters in Nursing Program, together with Georgetown University, has prepared an infographic spotlight...

91 Year Old Sy Perlis Breaks World Weight-Lifting Record
June 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
91 Year Old Sy Perlis Breaks World Weight-Lifting Record

On Saturday at the National Push-Pull Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships in Phoenix, Sy Perlis easily hoisted a 187.2-pound weight over his chest, at age 91! That broke the record lift of 135 pounds that had been in place for his age category sin...

Men's Health Week, culminating on Father's Day, Focuses on Wellness & Prevention
June 12, 2013 Posted by Editor
Men's Health Week, culminating on Father's Day, Focuses on Wellness & Prevention

The week of June 10, culminating on Father's Day, June 16, has been declared "Men's Health Week," both internationally and in the U.S., and the month of June is "Men's Health Month." These observances highlight men's health facts, and encourage men to ...

How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Extreme Heat, CDC Issues New Resources
June 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Extreme Heat, CDC Issues New Resources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new website, video and other resources with tips and information on extreme heat and how to prevent heat-related deaths and illness, as temperatures rise this summer. In a rel...

Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation
June 10, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a free online webinar on Parkinson's Medications on June 20, 2013 (1:00 PM US Eastern Time). Advance registration is required. Following is an announcement of the webinar that Help...

Do Nuts & Olive Oil Help Preserve Cognitive Function?
May 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
Do Nuts & Olive Oil Help Preserve Cognitive Function?

A new study by researchers at three universities and several medical institutions in Spain has linked a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts to better cognitive function in older people than was associated with a low-fat diet, after a...

Slowdown in Health Care Spending May be Here to Stay, Harvard Studies Suggest
May 7, 2013 Posted by Editor
Slowdown in Health Care Spending May be Here to Stay, Harvard Studies Suggest

Two new Harvard studies published May 6 in the journal HealthAffairs have examined the causes of a dramatic slowdown in the growth of health care spending that the U.S. has experienced in recent years. They have concluded that the spending slowdown...

10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator
April 30, 2013 Posted by Editor
10 Warning Signs Your Senior Family Member May Need Help, Issued by HHS Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging, part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has issued a list of 10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help in the home. "Any one of the following be...

Tips to Stop Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls and E-mail, issued by FTC
April 30, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Tips to Stop Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls and E-mail, issued by FTC

Is your mailbox full of junk mail? Are you tired of telemarketers bothering you or your senior loved one? Is your e-mail inbox filling up with spam e-mails that make it difficult for you to find the important e-mails? The U.S. Federal Trade Co...

Number of Uninsured Up, but Health Care Law Has Helped & Will Help Further Starting in 2014, Commonwealth Fund Reports
April 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Number of Uninsured Up, but Health Care Law Has Helped & Will Help Further Starting in 2014, Commonwealth Fund Reports

In a new report issued on Friday, the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund reported the results of its 2012 biennial survey on the number of U.S. adults who lacked health insurance or were underinsured. The total number of uninsured adults over age 19 incr...

Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida
April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced that it will offer Free Stroke Screenings to the public on May 3, 2013. Phone registration is required: To register, call toll-free 800-691-6555. The Cleveland Clinic states: "Strokes can happen at any age......

Displaying Exercise Needed to Burn Off Foods Helps People Cut Calories Consumed, New Study Finds
April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Displaying Exercise Needed to Burn Off Foods Helps People Cut Calories Consumed, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Texas Christian University (TCU) has found that out of a group of 300 study participants, those ordering from a menu that displayed the amount of exercise needed to burn off the calories in each food, ordered and ate signi...

HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy
April 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy

In a HealthBeat message and podcast issued on April 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pronounced that "Your health is going digital. Health applications on the go are becoming more available." The message describes new mobi...

Kit to Help Parkinsons Patients Combat Hospital Dangers Issued by National Parkinson Foundation
April 20, 2013 Posted by Editor
Kit to Help Parkinsons Patients Combat Hospital Dangers Issued by National Parkinson Foundation

HelpingYouCare® has received the following announcement from the National Parkinson Foundation: _____________ This Announcement is posted as a public service by HelpingYouCare®. _____________   More Information For more informat...

New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria
April 9, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

In a new study published April 7 in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists from the Cleveland Clinic reported evidence suggesting that the long-known link between eating red meat and increased risk of heart disease may be explained not just by the cho...

Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging
March 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior Issued by National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has recently issued a tipsheet for Alzheimer's caregivers on Coping with Agitation and Aggression. As the tipsheet points out, agitation and aggressive behavior ar...

Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade
March 21, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade

New statistics released on Tuesday, March 19, from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association have found that both the risk of dying from Alzheimer's Disease and the actual number of Alzheimer's death...

What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's? New Study Findings; Webinar
March 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's?  New Study Findings; Webinar

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has recently released findings of the largest clinical study of Parkinson's disease ever conducted, measuring factors that affect quality of life and care of Parkinson's patients. NPF announced that the early...

Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?
March 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?

A new study published in the March 14 New England Journal of Medicine has found that family members who are invited to be present during the quite brutal and aggressive cardiac resuscitation procedures performed as a last-ditch life-saving effort when ...

Opinion: Center for Medicare Advocacy Condemns Paul Ryan Budget; Offers Solutions
March 13, 2013 Posted by Editor
Opinion: Center for Medicare Advocacy Condemns Paul Ryan Budget; Offers Solutions

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, a non-profit organization "that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and necessary health care," issued a statement on Wedne...

Large Physicians Group Calls for More Health Care Reforms; Condemns Budget Impasse in Washington
March 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
Large Physicians Group Calls for More Health Care Reforms; Condemns Budget Impasse in Washington

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty group in the U.S. and second-largest physicians group (whose members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians and related subspecialists), has issued its annual "State of the N...

New Study Finds Link Between Processed Meats and Early Death
March 8, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
New Study Finds Link Between Processed Meats and Early Death

A large new study of half a million people across Europe, published in the medical journal BMC Medicine, has found that people who regularly eat processed meats (ham, bacon, hot dogs, salami, some sausages, and ready-to-eat packaged meats) appear to in...

Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist - Free Webinar Offered by National Parkinson Foundation
March 7, 2013 Posted by Editor
Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist - Free Webinar Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation will hold a Free online webinar Wednesday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET on the topic, "The Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist." During the webinar, Allison W. Willis, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St....

Women's History Month Honors Women's Contributions in Medicine, Science & Math
March 6, 2013 Posted by Editor
Women's History Month Honors Women's Contributions in Medicine, Science & Math

March is Women's History Month. This observance was first declared by a law passed by Congress in 1987, and has been continued by Act of Congress or Declaration of the President each year since then. According to a news release issued Monday, Mar...

Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation
March 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

A large new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that older women who consumed more than 1,400 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day (from food and calcium supplements combined) were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those...

Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports
February 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

"The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging—affecting your mood, energy, body temperature, weight, heart, and more—that it may be difficult to get the correct diagnosis right away," according to the authors of a recent Special Health Repo...

Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23
February 17, 2013 Posted by Editor
Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

The Cleveland Clinic Florida will present a free Heart Health Symposium, open to the public, on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event will include free Heart Health Screenings and Education (from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and a Panel discussion (f...

Health Care Law Saved 6.1 Million People on Medicare Over $5.7 Billion on Prescription Drugs in 2012, New Report Shows
February 7, 2013 Posted by Editor
Health Care Law Saved 6.1 Million People on Medicare Over $5.7 Billion on Prescription Drugs in 2012, New Report Shows

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new report on February 7, 2013, showing that during 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (which some call "Obamacare") has saved 6.1 million people on Medicare more than...

Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds
February 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds

New research reported in the February 4 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that, “Despite their longer life expectancy over previous generations, U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic di...

Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find
February 4, 2013 Posted by Editor
Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find

The February, 2013 issue of the journal HealthAffairs features several studies addressing how more active engagement of patients in their own health and health care can affect health care outcomes and costs of care. "Studies show that more informed ...

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