All Things Long Term Care

BEE VENOM MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER

BeeResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say venom from honeybees may block the growth or spread of cancer. A substance called melittin found in the venom prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

The author of the study, Dianjan Pan writes, “We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory.” Pan hopes to test the treatment on rats and pigs next before eventually treating human patients. Read more »

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BEE VENOM MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER

BeeResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say venom from honeybees may block the growth or spread of cancer. A substance called melittin found in the venom prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

The author of the study, Dianjan Pan writes, “We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory.” Pan hopes to test the treatment on rats and pigs next before eventually treating human patients. Read more »

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MORE AMERICANS RETIRING ABROAD

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The rate of Americans retiring outside of the United States has doubled over the past 10 years. Low cost of living, warm weather year round, and the experience of a new culture are enticing prospects.

But, there are a few things to consider before packing your passport. Expats are still taxed by the IRS on income, regardless of where they live, Medicare coverage does not extend outside of the US, and some countries do not allow non-citizens to purchase real estate. Read more »

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MORE AMERICANS RETIRING ABROAD

senior couple 2

The rate of Americans retiring outside of the United States has doubled over the past 10 years. Low cost of living, warm weather year round, and the experience of a new culture are enticing prospects.

But, there are a few things to consider before packing your passport. Expats are still taxed by the IRS on income, regardless of where they live, Medicare coverage does not extend outside of the US, and some countries do not allow non-citizens to purchase real estate. Read more »

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

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Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that the warmer months are prime time for growing bacteria. “Food-borne illness does peak in the summer time; that’s partially because bacteria does grow fastest in warm temperatures but also because people are cooking away from their refrigerators.” Read more »

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

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Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that the warmer months are prime time for growing bacteria. “Food-borne illness does peak in the summer time; that’s partially because bacteria does grow fastest in warm temperatures but also because people are cooking away from their refrigerators.” Read more »

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KNOW YOUR SOURCE WHEN ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

A 2007-2010 study by the CDC found that people age 65 and older took an average of 5+ prescription drugs.  Their research also found that the cost of prescription medications has been rising.  The financial burden can be overwhelming, especially for those on a fixed income, and has led many to look for cheaper alternatives over the internet. Read more »

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KNOW YOUR SOURCE WHEN ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

A 2007-2010 study by the CDC found that people age 65 and older took an average of 5+ prescription drugs.  Their research also found that the cost of prescription medications has been rising.  The financial burden can be overwhelming, especially for those on a fixed income, and has led many to look for cheaper alternatives over the internet. Read more »

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