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Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

US seniors see slow migration to tech: study

Washington - American senior citizens are gradually finding their way to the Internet, but lagging the overall population in online usage, a survey showed Thursday.
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Cholesterol guidelines could mean statins for half of adults over 40

When sweeping new advice on preventing heart attacks and strokes came out last November, it wasn’t clear how many more Americans should be taking daily statin pills to lower their risk.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Impact of Medicare advantage cuts on seniors sharply disputed

Seniors enrolled in Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plan In Baltimore County, Md., saw their monthly premiums rise from $33 to $51 this year. Enrollees in HealthNow New York, a Medicare HMO in Erie County, saw their premiums jump from zero to $28 a month.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Public forum airs concerns about Canada Post changes Special

Edmonton - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) organized a public forum in Edmonton on January 25 to discuss upcoming changes proposed by Canada Post.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

McDonald's and Seniors in New York City reach a McDeal for peace

New York - Elderly residents and a New York City McDonald's have reached a McDeal, thanks to local politicians and community leaders. The restaurant and the elderly citizens had been at odds over how long the customers would stay when they ate.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

Seniors occupy Health Minister Fred Horne's office Special

Edmonton - A group of senior citizens in Edmonton occupied provincial Health Minister Fred Horne's office, demanding a meeting with Premier Alison Redford and Minister Horne concerning changes to the current universal seniors drug plan.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 6 comments

Review: Xbox 360 Kinect is a great gift for anyone, even grandparents Special

One of the problems with becoming old is the ability to exercise usually declines as aging occurs. The reduction in physical activity can be due to a myriad of health problems such as arthritis or loss of muscle mass.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

TopFinds: Bringing holiday cheer to seniors, saving dolphins

Find out how volunteers are helping spread the Christmas joy to low-income seniors. A viral video shows a woman being attacked by a cat after kicking snow in the animal's face. We investigate how to save dolphins in Japan. Welcome to TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Two local groups bring holiday cheer to seniors Special

Elk Grove - On Wednesday, Dec. 18, residents of the Seasons, a senior living apartment complex, gathered in the community room as they waited for Santa and his elves to arrive. Well, they were not really expecting Santa; they were waiting for Rosa.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 4 comments
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All the kids have all their little BFF, LOL, etc. So here are some codes for seniors: * ATD - At the...
Nov 16, 2011 in  Give A Smile A Day by Debra Myers - 13 comments


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