All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Seniors’

Medicare Drug Premiums Set to Rise Yet Again

In a sign of what may become the new normal over the next few decades, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced that the price of Medicare premiums for prescription drugs will be rising again this year. This would mark the second year in a row that the average monthly Medicare prescription drug plan premium has …

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New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education

Death is an intricate part of the fabric of life, shaping societies in ways both seen and unseen. While healthcare for the elderly is a common topic among the public and health researchers, there is one aspect of the subject that is often avoided until it is too late – the very end. Though many decisions go into end-of-life care …

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Cornell Hazing Leads To Suspension Of Lacrosse Team

Cornell is facing some heat after the lacrosse team participated in hazing, causing the program to be suspended. The hazing has caused the men’s lacrosse team to be suspended for the entire fall season. Cornell announced last week that the fall games would be cancelled, after finding out about the seniors hazing the freshman in a very mean way, through …

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Video Games Seniors Study: Can Help Brain Function

A recent CBS news story could change your life… through video games! Researchers working out of UC San Francisco are claiming that they have developed a video game that can reverse the negative effects of aging on the brain and improve cognitive control for years to come. The game is called NeuroRacer, and it was tested on subjects aged mid-20’s …

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Medicare Open Enrollment Now Available

Open enrollment for Medicare officially began this week, allowing those eligible to choose their medicare health and drug plan. The open enrollment period lasts until December 7, so there’s no rush for seniors to choose a prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan that’s tailored to their needs. Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …

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Your Grandma Isn’t the Only Grandma on Facebook

Sure, to the younger users who poke fun at their grandparents (and parents, in some cases) for their often confusing interactions and general lack of understanding, it may seem like Facebook is no country for old (wo)men. As Facebook continues to add additional layers of features to the site like Timeline and Open Graph apps, one wonders how a population …

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