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Amazon.com reached an agreement with the State of California legislature, so the Silver Buzz Cafe Store is back. :-)


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Senators Reintroduce The Caring For An Aging America Act

The Caring for an Aging America Act has been introduced for the third time, but is it likely that the Republicans will let it pass into law? [...]

Tea Party Sets Out To Axe Medicare and Medicaid Benefits

The Tea Party and GOP say that they want to overhaul Medicare and Medicaid to save taxpayer’s money. That’s what they say, but it’s far from the truth. These bullies are simply trying to rob the poor, the needy and seniors to line the pockets of their corporate masters. [...]

So Be It – Axing Government Jobs – Part 2 – Health & Human Services

Today we look at a means to cut about $850 billion off of the federal budget – by abolishing the US Department of Health and Human Services. [...]

New Dementia Care Model Improves Health And Lowers Costs

A new model for dementia care resulted in improved health for older adults and their family caregivers and lower healthcare costs. [...]

Preventive Dental Care Saves Money

Putting off routine visits to the dentist may cost more than you think. Medicare might save money by providing preventive dental care too. [...]

It’s Time For A Holiday Safety Check

Holiday time brings a whole range of new hazards into our lives. Prevention is better than cure. We look at some of the most common problems and what do do about them. [...]

Two New Approaches To Reducing The Risk Of Falls

One of every three people 65 years and older falls each year and five times more older adults are hospitalized for fall-related injuries than they are for injuries from other causes. Intervention programs have varying degrees of success, but two new ones show promise. [...]

Medicare Beneficiaries Already Seeing The Benefits Of The Affordable Care Act

While the Republicans work with the health care insurers to figure out ways to rollback the benefits of the two health care reform bills passed earlier this year, the Obama administration is fighting back. A news release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that the Affordable Care Act is bringing about cheaper prescription costs, much less waste and abuse, better care quality, as well as improved efficiency. [...]

Hospital Robots Improve Drug Handling

In our series on medical equipment we covered the various kinds of robotic surgery systems out there. We’ve also looked at Japanese research into using humanoid robots for routine but arduous nursing tasks, such as lifting patients. Today we’ll look at the application of industrial robotics to a relatively simple, but extremely important problem, dispensing prescriptions in hospitals. [...]

Medical Colleges Predict Huge Shortage Of Doctors By 2020

the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is predicting a physician shortage of 62,900 by 2015 and 91,500 by 2020, an increase of more than 50% over previous estimates. [...]

People With Late Life Depression May Be Helped By Telemedicine

It’s a sad fact that depression can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life, happiness and productivity. Declining health and functioning, multiple life changes and diminished personal resources can often result in an elderly person developing geriatric depression. A new study suggests that telemedicine can be successfully used to address the mental health needs of the elderly in community settings. [...]

Beware of Miracle Mineral Supplement®

Miracle Mineral Supplement® and Miracle Mineral Solution can lead to severe health problems and consumers should discard any that they have immediately, according to the FDA. [...]

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Regulations Tighten Up

Despite the poor economy, bankruptcies in CCRCs continue to run at a lower level than for other kinds of retirement home, but residents of facilities that have gone under and been taken over haven’t always come out of the situation smiling. [...]

New Study Reassesses Aging Populations

An international collaboration of scientists has now developed new measures of aging that take changes in disability status and longevity into account. Their study gives policymakers new tools to more accurately determine the cost of an aging population and to determine more appropriate retirement ages. [...]

It’s Time For Your Annual Flu Shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months have a flu shot for the 2010/2011 season. [...]

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