Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen health issues ’

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.



Senior Medical Screenings: A Gift to Your Family

Dec 21st, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Wondering what to give your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for Christmas?  If you haven’t already done so, think about the gift of medical screenings that will tell you and them what issues may be of concern for all of you. When was your last colonoscopy?  If you have pre-cancerous polyps, for example, they can be [...]



Health Care Reform: Medicare and Family Health Coverage

Jul 20th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

This week SCJ takes the spotlight off the politics of health care reform and looks at the reality of what is included in the new law.  First Lady Michelle Obama sent out a letter that focused on family care; it is paraphrased here, with an emphasis on Senior Care: Most Senior Americans will find help in [...]



Glaucoma and Senior Citizens: Some Genetic Considerations

Jun 28th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

In the 1990s, Johns Hopkins University and other medical centers conducted some studies and discovered there were genetic considerations in the search for the cause of glaucoma among senior citizens.  That research showed a correlation between glaucoma in a senior and siblings, children and parents also having glaucoma.  Obviously nothing causative here.  But definitely a [...]