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Anthony Cirillo Patient Expert

Huntersville, North Carolina
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Genetic Testing Costs Coming Down but Do You Want to Know? by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As you sit around the Thanksgiving table, an interesting conversation you might entertain is whether you would like your genes analyzed for $99 to see if there is some h ... Read on »
Only Two Percent of Boomers Have Dental Insurance Benefits by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There have increasingly been studies showing the relationship between dental health and overall health. For example, associations between periodontitis and diabe ... Read on »
Retire at 73. Another Reason Young People Need to Pay Attention to Aging Issues by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This Millenial is the exception. At a recent publicity summit that I attended, I pitched the media on a story angle centering on the ne ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Radiation May Increase Risk of Heart Disease by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (JAMA) Among patients with early stages of breast cancer, those whose hearts were more directly irradiated with radiation treatments on the left side in a facing-up p ... Read on »
BP Drugs May Cut Alzheimer's Dementia by 50% by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (From McKnights) Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer's dis ... Read on »
Are You Getting a Good Night's Sleep? Less Sleep, Poor Quality Sleep May Have Alzheimer's Link by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (From JAMA) Getting less sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with abnormal brain imaging findings suggesting Alzheimer disease (AD) in older adults, according ... Read on »
Are You Being Over-Diagnosed? by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (From JAMA) Cancer screenings can find treatable disease at an earlier stage but they can also detect cancers that will never progress to cause symptoms. Detection ... Read on »
American Postponing Retirement, Have Saved Little and Are Experiencing Workplace Age Bias by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Wow. All good news! Yikes. The Associated Press - NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the results of a new survey exploring ... Read on »
Half Not Taking Meds Properly Resulting in Quarter Million Deaths and Half a Trillion in Expenses by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The National Council on Patient Information and Education released a sobering report “Accelerating Progress in Prescription Medicine Adherence: The Adher ... Read on »
Pill for Alzheimer's May Slow/Stop Disease by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It worked in the lab. A British study shows that a pill for Alzheimer's could treat the disease by halting the death of neurons. However it coul ... Read on »
More Evidence that a Flu Shot is Good for You by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health An increased dose of influenza vaccine stimulates a greater immune response than the standard dose in long-term care residents older than 65 years, according to a n ... Read on »
Surgical Complications From Falling by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (From JAMA) Surgical complications from falling increase if you have fallen six months prior to surgery, no doubt a result of a weakened physical state. Accord ... Read on »
Your Cholesterol Drug May Prevent Dementia by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently ordered that statin labels include a warning about memory problems associated with short-term use. A ... Read on »
You Are Indeed Wiser When You Are Older by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Older and Wiser (From ALFA) A new study has found that although the ability to learn naturally decreases with age, experience accumulated over a l ... Read on »
Americans Confused About How Long Term Care is Paid For by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (From Health Day News / Harris Interactive) A new Harris Interactive/Health Day poll finds that more than two-thirds of Americans are anxious and uncertain abo ... Read on »
Blinded by the Light - Diagnosed with Melanoma, They > Their Exposure by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Too much exposure people. (From JAMA) Patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) (skin cancer) did not remain cautious about sun ... Read on »
Neurotic - A Nursing Home May Be in Your Future by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Researchers from various institutions, including the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Public Health Sciences and the University of Chicago collec ... Read on »
Time Passages by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The following is a guest post from Dorothy Robinson. Doro as she prefers to be called is from Canada, and has written many articles about life’s moments. Now wel ... Read on »