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Report Finds Medical Tourism Option Not Just for Wealthy Patients
Heart surgery, hip replacements and rhinoplasty are offered in countries such as India, Costa Rica, Turkey and Thailand for only a half to one-fifth of the cost in the United States. In fact, cross-border travel for major medical procedures has evolved into a global phenomenon, according to Herrick.
8/19/08 10:11 AM read complete story
Sexual Activity Continues Into The Golden Years
Sexuality and aging is often treated with tremendous sentimentality or derisive humor. Sometimes it is difficult for people to conceive of sex drive and passion among elderly except in terms of lechery, but these views are receding.
8/18/08 08:30 AM read complete story
Hearst Foundations Offer Health Grants
The William Randolph Hearts Foundations award grants to support programs that seek to improve and assure access to quality healthcare for underserved populations, including the elderly. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  ...
8/16/08 07:22 AM read complete story
ASA, MetLife Foundation Sponsor MindAlert Awards
The American Society on Aging and the MetLife Foundation are MindAlert awards of $1,500 each to recognize innovations in mental-fitness programs for older adults. One award will be made to a program in each of the following categor...
8/15/08 07:21 AM read complete story
More Boomers Turning To Nutrition For Good Eye Health
Nutrition's role in eye health has become a topic of conversation, no doubt correlating at least somewhat with the aging of the baby boomers. It is believed the natural aging process with its attendance oxidative stresses plays the major role in the progressive degeneration of vision as we age. And with the increase in rates of obesity and the resulting increased incidence of type-2 diabetes comes another eye health issue: diabetic retinopathy.
8/8/08 08:16 AM read complete story
Seniors Seen Especially Vulnerable To Dehydration
"Water is such a basic element of our lives and so readily available in the United States that people are seldom aware of its importance," says Becky Drake, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Foxcare Wellness Center in Oneonta, NY. "Yet, it is so essential to the human body, we can not survive more than a few days without it. If deprived of water for even a short period of time, we begin to experience the physical consequences of loss of water, or dehydration."
8/4/08 11:57 AM read complete story
Searching For The Fountain of Youth
The search for the highly fabled, disgustingly illusive "Fountain of Youth" continues into the 21st century -- more than 600 years after Juan Ponce de León first claimed he found it somewhere in what is now northern Florida. Today, the quest for eternal youth is scientific in nature -- and researchers are more determined than ever to succeed.
8/4/08 08 AM read complete story
Baby Boomers' Bodies Impacted By Years Of Wear And Tear
As increasing numbers of baby boomer exercise enthusiasts and athletes age, healthcare professionals are treating more overuse injuries, as well as dealing with the results of traumatic injuries experienced by people when they were younger.
5/29/08 4 PM read complete story
Women With Osteoporosis Seen Not Doing Enough To Stay 'Strong To The Bone'
A new nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive of over 1,000 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis found that about one in three women had not currently been prescribed medication and more than half reported they do not know enough about this potentially serious disease.
5/14/08 2:30 PM read complete story
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