Health & Wellness

Breast Cancer Awareness – Going Beyond October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The time of year when breast cancer charities make their biggest push of the year to reach out for your support. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to limit your support to the month of October. These charities are working hard year-round to find a cure and to lend assistance to those suffering from this disease, and they need your help. READ MORE

The Changing Face of Aging – Part 2

This is the second part of the article series that addresses our society’s misconception of aging. (Click here for Part 1)

The 3 Areas to Mine for New Business Opportunities

Entrepreneurs and small businesses need to view the aging population as a dynamic market for goods and services, and as a talent pool. Older adults are a force behind economic and social innovation. They should not be seen as a high cost factor and financial burden to our society. They have earned their right to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Self

The new aging tunes in to improving well-being instead of decline and treating ailments.

Health market – businesses can focus on products and services that enhance the prevention of disease and well-being. Design products to encourage older consumers to feel empowered and to become an active partner in their health care. READ MORE

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Donor Impact

As you probably already know, October is breast cancer awareness month. The time of year when various national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies all work together to promote breast cancer awareness, raise funds and hopefully get closer to finding a cure. Everywhere you look, people are wearing pink, participating in awareness events and contributing to the cause.

Throughout the years, there have been many advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and Science Care whole body donors have done their part to help make these advancements possible. With the help of donors, researchers and medical device companies have developed new types of breast biopsy instruments for image-guided breast biopsy procedures. Instruments like these improve diagnoses and treatments for those suffering from ailments of the breast region such as cancer. Research scientists are all also working on promising targeted gene therapies, immunotherapy treatments and improvements in chemotherapy treatments.READ MORE

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The Changing Face of Aging – Part 1

This article is a two part series addressing the American society’s misconception of aging.

“The U.S. must change the conversation about what it means to get older because the ingrained negativity no longer applies.” Jo Ann C. Jenkins, CEO, AARP

The article by AARP’s CEO, “It’s Not Your Father’s Old Age,” is featured on The Milken Institute’s collection of “The Power of Ideas.” Milken sponsors a global event that’s celebrated every year. The Institute turns real-world initiatives that address some of the society’s greatest challenges: widening access to capital, creating jobs and improving health.READ MORE

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Beware of Home Repair Scammers

In recent news, the Dallas Police arrested a man in home-repair scams targeting the elderly. Another case in Lincoln County, Missouri, a man approached an older woman saying he did repair work for her late husband. He told her that the lightning rods on her home needed work. She wrote him a check for over $1700. He took it and never returned. READ MORE

How to be a Smart Patient

A study by the Pew Research Center says that 70 percent of consumers research health care products and services on the web before making a purchase. If you’re a patient seeking knowledge about a medical surgery or a chronic disease, a good place to start is the Internet.

When using the web to locate information on clinical medicines, patient-centered care plans, caregiving and healthcare apps, or sites for chronic illnesses, you will be surprised the wealth of data it offers. The only caution, it takes time. To help you save some time, here’s a list of the top medical sites to begin your search. READ MORE

Healthy Foods that Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

As of today, we have no cure for Alzheimer’s. However, through on-going research we are learning more and more about the disease and studies suggest that there are options to postpone or at least slow it down. Maybe one day it can be prevented altogether.

The one thing that research can tell us is that our lifestyle plays a big part in the prevention of the disease. This means no smoking, healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Implementing these factors can help increase an individual’s chances at holding off the disease. The following are some diet tips that may be helpful. READ MORE

Launching Aging.gov for Seniors and Caregivers

Just recently, the White House Conference on Aging opened with a discussion on caregiving. The discussions throughout the day addressed challenges that the aging population faces daily. The biggest hurdles experts tackled were:

  • The annual income made by the professional health workers
  • The growing aging population
  • The pressure put on the long-term care industry
  • The millions of volunteer family members who give care
  • And the Social Security

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Elderly Abuse and Financial Frauds

The news reports it every day. Financial and other forms of violence directed to the elderly. It’s hard to believe how much the elderly suffer at the hand of unethical people. In 2009, MetLife estimated the financial loss due to scams neared $2.9 billion. But in the latest Truelink study, it found the financial loss to be twelve times higher than that, approximately 36.9% of seniors are affected by financial abuse. READ MORE