Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen health blog ’

Medicare, Why Seniors Should Care

Jan 5th, 2017 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The health industry continues to increase premium costs. This is why some insurance companies chose to opt out of ObamaCare in 2016. They were simply not willing to live with consumer-friendly requirements that bit into their profits. Ryan’s plan, “…would erode much-needed coverage and shift costs to many who live on fixed incomes and continue to struggle in the shadow of the Great Recession.” AARP Bulletin, January-February 2017

A full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) would eliminate all the Medicare benefits created by the law, including free preventive services (flu shots and screenings for cancer and diabetes), savings on prescription drugs and the future of Medicare with a slow-down of spending, fraud, waste and excessive payments.



Cholesterol 101 for Seniors

Sep 27th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you’re like me, I have never been able to understand good and bad cholesterol and keep it straight in my head. And lipids? What’s that got to do with cholesterol?

Well, here are some answers, and I finally have it straight.

Lipids: lipids are the fats in your blood stream; we all have them and they are necessary for good health; but when they get unbalanced, we could be in for trouble.

Cholesterol: waxy, sticky stuff that attaches to proteins in the lipids in your blood stream; cholesterol is required for building healthy cells, but like chocolate,



Senior Health: Older is Better Emotionally

Aug 15th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

A medical report from Australia recently revealed information contrary to what most of us have come to believe about aging… in fact, our emotional stability improves as we age; we get mellower! The Journal of  Neuroscience published the results of a study in the Westmead Milennium Institute, New South Wales, Australia.  The researchers studied 142 people, [...]