Alternative Spinal Surgery Device Introduced

A new medical implant has been introduced as an alternative to traditional spinal fusion surgeries. The new implant is offered by Premia Spine and can reduce the risk of reoccurring operations and help individuals recovery from spinal surgery more quickly. The device is added to the spine and is meant to help motion from spinal arthritis particularly caused by aging. This device is suggested to have a much higher success rate than spinal fusion surgery. More here

Reverse Mortgages Generate Interest

A new report from housing experts suggests reverse mortgages will become a popular topic over the next few years. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, a new housing policy has been issued to target older adults to help them better understand reverse mortgages. The report specifically covers senior housing recommendations with hopes to aid congress to extend the housing market recovery for older individuals. More here

Healthy Diet May Provide Better Sleep

New research from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that individuals who have a healthy diet consisting of a wide variety of foods, may have better sleep patterns than those who do not have healthy diets. Michael A. Grandner, a Psychiatry instructor at Penn State suggested that people who receive between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night generally feel healthier. More here

Healthy Diet May Provide Better Sleep

New research from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that individuals who have a healthy diet consisting of a wide variety of foods, may have better sleep patterns than those who do not have healthy diets. Michael A. Grandner, a Psychiatry instructor at Penn State suggested that people who receive between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night generally feel healthier. More here

High Ozone Levels May Increase Risk Of Cardiac Arrest

A new study suggests ozone layers may be linked to a higher risk of cardiac arrest. The study was made up of 11,600 individuals in Houston, Texas who had previously experienced cardiac arrest. The study stated that when ozone levels grow to a higher-than-average percentage over a 3 hour period a person’s risk of cardiac arrest may increase by 3-4%. More here

Study Shows Elderly May Be Happier

New studies show that elderly individuals have increasingly shown signs of happiness with age. Two separate studies were conducted on groups of people, age 70 and up and people in their late 40’s to 50’s. Research found that generation may have something to do with the happiness of the middle age and elderly. Experts say that the environment in which people grow up in can play a role in happiness as they age. On average, people seem to increase their state of well-being as they grow older. More here

Medicare Lowering Drug Costs

Disabled individuals and the elderly will receive a break in Medicare drug costs starting next year. Medicare’s standard deductible for their drug program will be approximately 4.6 % lower next year compared to this year, and Medicaid co-payments will also see a price reduction in 2014. The executive director at Families USA, Ron Pollack, talked about how individuals enrolled in the Medicare program would be able to see “a direct and positive impact on their pocket books.” More here

Coffee May Lower Risk Of Oral Cancer

Coffee may lower risk of oral cancer according to a new study. Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee daily has been linked to a lower chance of dying from upper-throat and mouth cancer by 50%. The study involved approximately 968,000  individuals consuming eight-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee a day. American Cancer Society analyst, Janet Hildebrand said, “we wanted to look at this because there had been a handful of studies that had shown consistently that coffee seems to reduce risk of cancer of the oral cavity.” More here

Coffee May Lower Risk Of Oral Cancer

Coffee may lower risk of oral cancer according to a new study. Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee daily has been linked to a lower chance of dying from upper-throat and mouth cancer by 50%. The study involved approximately 968,000  individuals consuming eight-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee a day. American Cancer Society analyst, Janet Hildebrand said, “we wanted to look at this because there had been a handful of studies that had shown consistently that coffee seems to reduce risk of cancer of the oral cavity.” More here

Lowering Sodium Consumption Could Save Lives

Research has found that lowering the amount of sodium-intake annually by 4% for ten years could save between 280,000- 500,000 lives. Americans, on average, consume around 3,500 mg of sodium a day with men averaging over that amount. Pam Coxson who is a mathematician at the University of California San Fransisco said in a news release, “no matter how we look at it, the story is the same — there will be huge benefits in reducing sodium.” More here