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Age 60 or Older? You Need Yearly Kidney Disease Test

Posted on 08/2/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSix out of 10 Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new study, and the National Kidney Foundation says there’s an easy way to catch problems early: A simple pee-in-the-cup test once a year if you’re age 60 or older. Data analyzed by researchers with Johns Hopkins University and published this week in the American Journal of Kidney Disease, estimates that 59.1 percent of Americans — about 135.8 million people — will develop moderate kidney disease …

Say What? Hearing Loss Hits Those in Their 50s

Posted on 02/20/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMillions of Americans age 50 and older have significant hearing loss, but only one in seven wears a hearing aid, says a new in-depth survey by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. And if you think hearing loss is just a problem among the most senior adults, think again: The 50-somethings in this country are in denial over their worsening hearing. There are 4.5 million adults ages 50 to 59 experiencing hearing problems, but only a measly 4.3 percent are using …