Archive for May, 2011

Drink coffee. Lots of coffee.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The media is abuzz about coffee today. We’re not talking about the buzz they get from their cup of morning joe. We’re talking about the buzz from new research that further points to coffee being the miracle drug.

Yesterday, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health published a report that men can significantly reduce their risk of prostate cancer. Men who drank six or more cups a day over an extended period of time reduced their risk by sixty percent. Those who drank less coffee still saw their risk decline, though not by as much. It doesn’t matter if the coffee is caffeinated or decaf, pointing instead to coffee as an antioxidant.

Last week, a study out of Sweden found that women who drank five or more cups of coffee a day had a much lower risk of aggressive breast cancer.

Of course six cups a day from Starbucks could send you and your newfound health to the poorhouse, which is why we present you with this helpful video on how to pick the right coffee. Spoiler alert: in blind tests, the cheapest coffee nearly always wins.

Photo by visualpanic via flickr

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Stay informed with @LifeStation on Twitter

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

While we use the LifeStation blog to pass along as much information as possible, following @LifeStation on Twitter is a great way to get even more news about senior issues. We use our twitter feed to pass along the stories that we think will be of most interest to seniors and caregivers.

Some recent stories that LifeStation has tweeted include:
In An Aging Nation, Making Stores Senior-Friendly from NPR
Ways to Wealth: Things to do to protect your elderly parents from the Memphis Commercial Appeal
What It’s Like To Be An Elderly Widow, All ‘Alone’ from NPR
Small changes enough to keep aging seniors in homes from Seattle Times

Save on LifeStation Medical Alert for Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Give Mom extra peace of mind for Mother’s Day. LifeStation is offering new customers $2.00 off their monthly service when you use code MOTHER2011. (If you’re an existing LifeStation customer and you refer someone to LifeStation, make sure they mention your name so that you receive your LifeStation referral bonus.)

Photo by clevercupcakes via flickr.