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If you’ve been putting off giving a pint or two because you think you aren’t “qualified,” it’s as easy as checking with your doctor. Also, the staff at the blood centers will review your medical history.
The Oxford study found that people who had higher vitamin B12 levels were six times less likely to experience brain shrinkage compared with those who had lower levels of the vitamin in their blood. None of the people in the study had vitamin B12 deficiency. The study was conducted over five years and published in the journal of Neurology.
Starting on January 1, 2011, Medicare patients can plan to see a primary care physician every year for a physical, with no concern about payment. If you are new to Medicare, you will be covered with a one-time “Welcome of Medicare” exam.
Excessive GPS use can shrink your hippocampus, part of the brain that helps with spatial navigation. The hippocampus is one of the first brain areas to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease, causing problems with memory and spatial orientation.
A recent report by the Families and Work Institute and Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging and Work stated that a growing number of older Americans not only feel they need to work after retirement – for additional income – but are looking for work to because it makes them feel good.