Archive for: October 2006

October 30, 2006

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Seniorhood

Filed under: Senior Health - 30 Oct 2006

pinkribbon.jpgDuring the coming year around 211,000 women and around 1600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those diagnosed with this type of cancer, approximately 43,000 women and 400 men will not survive their illness. Like so many illnesses today, early detection could reduce the mortality rate of this disease significantly.

October 26, 2006

Walmart’s $4 Generic Drugs Helpful to Seniors

Filed under: Senior Health,Uncategorized - 26 Oct 2006

Just two weeks after Walmart introduced the $4 generic brand drugs program in Florida, walmartpharmacy.jpgthey have expanded the program to 14 other states. That was one week ago today. Originally, Florida was to be the only state with the program, in test mode, until January of 2007. Apparently, the program has been so successful in Florida and the outcry of other states wanting to be included the program so loud, that those top executives at Walmart with the power to make things happen have done just that yet again.

October 13, 2006

Osteoporosis – Them bones, them porous bones!

Filed under: Senior Health,Uncategorized - 13 Oct 2006

As I begin reading about the various maladies of the aging body, I am fascinated to find that often many of the problems facing seniors could be prevented through early education and minor lifestyle changes. So often we wait until we present with symptoms of an illness or until an illness eventually receives media attention to begin our education, though there are many issues we need to concern ourselves with long before that time.

October 8, 2006

Back to School For Seniors

Filed under: Active Adult,Uncategorized - 08 Oct 2006

After many of Sun City Texas’s residents began requesting educational classes andseniorsatschool.jpg discussion among people their own age (55+), a private institution named Senior University, in Georgetown, Texas, which offers nonprofit and noncredit classes, was …

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