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Study Reveals Link Between Alzheimer’s & Bacteria | Science & Tech – BabaMail

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that affects one in ten people over the age of 65. As of today, there’s no known cure, and scientists still don’t fully understand every aspect of this disease. However, groundbreaking new research, published in ‘Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience,’ promises to be the next step forward, and will hopefully lead to a cure before too long.

The research shows that the onset of Alzheimer’s could be the result of bacteria bypassing the brain’s defences and infecting the neurons. Scientists studying the brains of deceased donors found that the type and quantity of bacteria differed between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s.

The researchers, from the UK’s University of Bristol, think that there may be a link between neuroinflammation and these newly-discovered bacteria populations. David Emery, one of the researchers, said that, ” Alzheimer’s brains usually contain evidence of neuroinflammation, and researchers increasingly think that this could be a possible driver of the disease, by causing neurons in the brain to degenerate.” Furthermore, he believes that “Neuroinflammation in the brain may be a reaction to the presence of bacteria.”

Read more — Source: Study Reveals Link Between Alzheimer’s & Bacteria | Science & Tech – BabaMail

July 15-30 – Keeping Tradition Alive a Living History Series

The Pioneer Homesteader: Keeping Tradition Alive a Living History Series – Homestead National Monument of America

Visit Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn about how pioneers cooked using Dutch ovens. Also –

  • July 16th: Laundry Day – Learn how the pioneers made their own laundry soap and experience the way they washed their clothing.
  • July 22nd: Pottery on the Homestead – Discover how the homesteaders used clay to make items needed for their homes.
  • July 23rd: It’s a Homesteader Play Day – Learn how the pioneer children created their own toys and games from items they found around them.
  • July 29th: Pottery on the Homestead – Discover how the homesteaders used clay to make items needed for their homes.
  • July 30th: It’s a Homesteader Play Day – Learn how the pioneer children created their own toys and games from items they found around them.

“The Pioneer Homesteader: Keeping Tradition Alive, is a series of fun and educational programs that engage visitors to explore the many ways pioneers lived and played on the prairie ,” said Superintendent Mark Engler.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICATM

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage

Homestead National Monument of America

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Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help: MedlinePlus Health News

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help

Poll found roughly half didn’t, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

By Robert Preidt

Friday, June 30, 2017

HealthDay news imageFRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans who have difficulty paying for their medications don’t seek help in finding cheaper options, a new poll indicates.

“We already know that cost can keep patients from taking the drugs they need to maintain health or prevent complications, but these new data suggest that many older adults aren’t talking to their doctors or pharmacists about cost and less-expensive alternatives as often as they could,” said poll director Dr. Preeti Malani. She is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

“This represents an opportunity for patients, clinicians — as well as health systems, insurers and policymakers,” Malani added in a university news release.

The national poll of more than 2,100 adults aged 50 to 80 found that 27 percent said their prescription drug costs were a financial burden.

About 16 percent had six or more prescriptions and saw more than one doctor. These patients were the most likely to say they struggled with drug costs, the poll found.

Among the respondents who said their medication costs were a burden, 49 percent had not talked to their doctors about the issue. But doing so was effective, because 67 percent of those who talked to their doctor received a recommendation for a less expensive drug, as did 37 percent of those who talked to their pharmacists.

“Based on these findings, and other evidence, we encourage patients to speak up during their clinic visits, and when they’re at the pharmacy, and ask about ways to reduce the cost of their prescriptions,” Malani said.

“But equally, we see a need for health professionals to find ways to more routinely engage with patients about cost — especially through formal medication reviews such as the one that Medicare will cover,” she added.

SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, June 30, 2017

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Source: Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help: MedlinePlus Health News

Versailles’ Dirty Secrets – Video – 53:00

Very interesting look at how the basics of life where managed. -keith

Uncover Château de Versailles’ Dirtiest Secrets…

Royal families across the centuries have been famous for many things, such as constructing towering monuments, feasting on exquisite banquets, and starting many a bloody battle. However, the aristocratic inhabitants of Château de Versailles have made history for a far less pleasant reason. This detailed documentary exposes the dirtiest habits of the filthy rich occupants of Louis XIV’s infamous palace.

Source: Versailles’ Dirty Secrets | Baba Recommends – BabaMail

Health Care Proposals

Health Care Proposals Are Deeply Unpopular
Among Nevada’s Largest Voting Block

Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts.

AARP Nevada has released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans.

“Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean higher costs and less coverage for older Americans,” said Maria Dent, State Director of AARP Nevada. “AARP urges Senator Heller to oppose any bill that would raise premiums, price people with pre-existing conditions out of coverage, weaken Medicare and make cuts to Medicaid that would reduce services for those most in need.”

More details from the survey are below:

  • The Age Tax: 90% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging older Americans five times more than others for their healthcare plan while just seven-percent support the drastic cost increase. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose the age tax includes 80% of Republicans, 90% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.
  • Medicare Cuts: 85% of Silver State voters age 50+ oppose cutting funding for Medicare and increasing premiums for current and future seniors, while just 11% support the harmful cuts. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose Medicare cuts includes 70% of Republicans, 87% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.
  • Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections: 81% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging people with preexisting conditions more for their coverage, while just 16% support doing so. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose removal of this protection includes 68% of Republicans, 79% of Independents, and 94% of Democrats.
  • Tax Breaks for Big Drug and Insurance Companies: 79% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose providing tax breaks for insurance and drug companies, while just 14% support such breaks. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies includes 72% of Republicans, 76% of Independents, and 86% of Democrats.
  • Medicaid Funding Cuts: 75% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose cutting funding for Medicaid, while just 21% support the harmful cuts. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose Medicaid cuts includes 60% of Republicans, 77% of Independents, and 87% of Democrats.

Source: Health Care Proposals

Lincoln Nebraska Solar Eclipse

Definitive 10 minutes video for safe viewing.

Total Solar Eclipse

Witness a once in a lifetime experience right here in Lincoln
on Monday, August 21, 2017.
A total eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. This is a very rare event, the last time it happened in (what is now) Lincoln, Nebraska, was in the year 1442, 575 years ago. The next total eclipse of the sun (in Lincoln) will be 628 years from now, in 2645.
Starting about 11:37 am on August 21, 2017, the moon will begin to cover the sun. This is a partial eclipse. A little past 1:02 pm, the sun will totally disappear behind the moon, this is when the total eclipse occurs. During totality, it will get dark, and birds might begin to roost. In the sky, we will be able to see wispy structures around the moon, this is the solar corona, the sun’s atmosphere, and is only visible during a total solar eclipse. The total eclipse will end around 1:04 pm, and the moon will completely leave the sun (the partial eclipse ends) at 2:30 pm.
Lincoln is on the northern edge of the path of totality. The farther south and west that you are located in the city, the longer the eclipse. At home, at a park, or on break from work, find a comfortable spot and enjoy!
To safely view the eclipse you MUST use protective eye wear, regular sunglasses WILL NOT protect your eyes. NEVER look directly at the sun. Eclipse viewing glasses can be purchased from the Nature Center gift shop. Limited quantities are available.
For more information about how to protect your eyes, proper viewing, where to view, and other facts,
Other Eclipse Activities in Lincoln:
Other helpful information and events can be found through the Lincoln Convention and Visitor Bureau here: http://www.lincoln.org/play/eclipse
Pioneers Park Nature Center | 402.441.7895 | naturecenter@lincoln.ne.gov
parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter
The mission of the Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic;and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.

Investment strategies David Buchanan Seminar

July 27, Thursday, 6:30 PM, or

August 1, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, or

August 3, Thursday, 6:30 PM

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Cornhusker Room
4111 Pioneer Woods Dr. #100
Lincoln, NE 68506

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Your Host, Dave Buchanan

Dave A. Buchanan – A native of Nebraska, Dave has been assisting those in or near retirement to help achieve their financial goals since 1996. Dave has served in the armed forces for six years and after his service attended the University of Nebraska where he obtained his degree in business. Dave specializes in the unique type of financial planning required to help his clients move from their working years and into their retirement years.

Dave Buchanan is an investment advisor representative of Gradient Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. Dave Buchanan serves Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding communities and provides financial planning and asset management. Our mission is to help provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies and planning, that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health. Making strong commitments to our clients and building life-long relationships are tenets of success at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska.

Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska provides investors custom-tailored investment strategies to meet short and long-term needs. We help provide full transparency in the form of separately managed accounts. Our goal at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska is to help our clients realize their financial dreams by offering comprehensive solutions that apply both financial and insurance* solutions to achieve financial independence. As a fiduciary, Dave Buchanan is held to standards to put our clients’ interests first.

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