Stroke Rates Decline More Among Men Than Women [AARP]

While the overall stroke rate is declining across the United States, the reduction is mostly driven by decreased rates among men, a new study reports. The results have caused researchers to wonder why women’s rates are not improving. “For decades, women had a lower overall stroke rate than men, but now men appear to be […]

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Repealing Obamacare Debate: Medicare debate heats up in Congress and AARP is fighting for you

We’ll Fight For Medicare Article by Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP CEO AARP has a long history of fighting for affordable health care and against attempts to cut Medicare. We’ve long opposed attempts to force older Americans to pay more for their health care. As the Medicare debate heats up in Congress, AARP will vigorously protect and defend […]

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Avanir’s drug reduces Alzheimer’s related agitation in trial

      “An estimated six million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that has doubled since 1980 and is expected to be as high as 16 million by 2050, the company said.”   Source: Reuters*   (Reuters) – Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer’s, compared with a placebo, […]

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