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Tuesday, September 28th - 5-Minute Podcast Update
Tuesday's 5-Minute Update on Seniors50to120 podcast will discuss The DNA ancestry test industry, and the fact that we are getting information this isn't quite factual. What exactly is going on?
I will also discuss the latest updates on Shingles to sort out facts and fiction. Should you get the shingles jab?
DNA Ancestry Testing
If you’re curious about where your ancestors came from or concerned about diseases you might be likely to get, mail-in DNA tests make it easy to get some answers. Dozens of companies offer them, and they can be done with a sample of your saliva or a swab of your cheek. The catch is, you may learn "facts" about yourself that aren't quite factual.
These tests look for information in your genes that shows you might be more likely to get a specific disease, such as Alzheimer's or cancer. But they can’t tell if you'll end up getting it. They can't even really tell you your chances of it. Other things, like your lifestyle or habits, affect your risk of getting diseases, too.
We are going to talk about a new report that has identified the myths and truths behind ancestry DNA tests.
Shingles - Fact & Fiction
What Is Shingles?
About a third of all Americans will get it in their lifetimes. That’s 1 million per year. Half of the people who reach age 85 will have had shingles at some point.
Myth: It’s Not Contagious
The open blisters of the rash can’t pass on shingles, but they can spread the chickenpox virus to someone who’s never had it. And that can lead to a later shingles outbreak.
Myth: It’s Gone in a Few Days
About 40% of people who get shingles feel a burning, shooting pain for months or years after the rash is gone. It’s called postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN.
Join me on Tuesday, September 28th at 100 AM PST / 100 PM EST and get the details.
Scott Schober joins Seniors50to120. Scott is CEO of Berkeley Vaitronics Systems in Metuchen, New Jersey to discuss his new book 'Senior Cyber'.
Scott is a highly sought after cybersecurity expert for media appearances and commentary as well as technical speaking engagements. Scott is also the author of several books about technology and cyber security.
Recent media appearances include Bloomberg TV, CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NPR, CTV News, CCTV America, Fox Business Channel, Fox News, Al Jazeera America, Inside Edition, MSNBC, CNBC, The Blaze, OAN and many more.
Scott continues to espouse the need for better cyber security practices through his appearances, speaking engagements, products and now his new book entitled Senior Cyber.
Scott and I discuss the basics of the Internet to the fight for privacy and security that is so critical for seniors. Scott offers simple advice and expertise for all levels of user experience. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, great grandparent or the son or daughter of one, this interview is designed with your concerns in mind.
Scott also provides practical cybersecurity advice and examples affecting seniors.
Special Guest: Dr. Jennifer Anderson - Family Medicine, Cannabinoid Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Anderson joins Seniors50to120 to discuss CBD and THC. Dr. Anderson brings a unique perspective to the discussion.
Her passion for Cannabinoid medicine started 4-years ago when her son with intractable epilepsy had failed all treatments and she was forced to close her practice. Seizing multiple times per hour the outlook was dire. However, after one dose of CBD, she saw dramatic results.
Over the past four years, she has committed to helping other patients and physicians explore their options with cannabinoids.
Mark and Dr. Anderson discuss both CBD and THC cannabinoids for seniors. Which cannabinoids are safe and effective, and which are not? Dosages, possible negative interactions with other medications, potential side effects, and more.
Mark has investigated and reviewed the 'Best 3 Senior Dating Sites and apps around, with reviews by friends that have been there, and done that. Whether you're over 50, 60, 70, or older, these websites will help you connect with other single seniors near you.
If you are single, check the review out. You might be surprised at what you find. I was.
Over fifty-percent (50%) of those born in 2000 are expected to live past 100. The latest estimate is 103.
While many researchers use to believe that living longer only brought seniors more years of disability, it's now widely accepted that regular healthy behaviors like eating a nutritious diet, exercise based on each of our situations, healthy sleep, minimizing stress, and more.
The term "Anti Aging" is thrown around so frivolously in today's advertising. This is where Age Management is the proper term. Slowing the aging process takes many different steps. There is not one magical step. However, seniors can become healthier through anti-aging planning.
While many researchers used to believe that living longer only brought us more years of disability, it's now widely accepted that regular healthy behaviors can help us all grow old more slowly, avoid age related disability, and improve our longevity in general. The challenge is knowing where to start.
Finding out a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming. Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed, but all those who care about that person.
Walt discusses his journey as a caregiver for 32 months after his wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Caring for someone who is sick, taking on new responsibilities, and worrying about the future can be exhausting at the very least. Walt’s experience will benefit all caregivers.