Hepatitis C and the Baby Boom Generation – TAPinto.net

Hepatitis C is a disease that affects the liver and can be a cause of liver cancer.  It appears that the baby boomer generation is highly susceptible, and the CDC encourages all people in this age group to get tested.  Please see the PDF that I provided for additional information. http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers.pdf

Per the study, it is unknown why baby boomers seems to be the most likely age group, but the article states that, “People born from 1945–1965, sometimes referred to as baby boomers, are 5 times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults” (CDC, 2016).  The PDF cites a cadre of possible issues that range from blood transfusions to dirty medical equipment as possible reasons. 

The suggestion of getting tested is an excellent method of helping to deal with the illness.  Another article from WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/hepc-guide/digestive-diseases-hepatitis-c#1, discusses symptoms and the need to see a doctor if you exhibit these:

Sign Up for E-News

The CDC recommends you get tested for the disease if you:

  • Received blood from a donor who had the disease.
  • Have ever injected drugs.
  • Had a blood transfusion or an organ transplant before July 1992.
  • Received a blood product used to treat clotting problems before 1987.
  • Were born between 1945 and 1965.
  • Have been on long-term kidney dialysis.
  • Have HIV.
  • Were born to a mother with hepatitis C. (WebMD)

Awareness is the best way to combat this virus.  The Hepatitis C virus can lay dormant in the body for many years without symptoms, so even if you feel healthy, it is good to get tested anyway.   

Medicare covers an initial visit to test for Hepatitis C and annual visits for those deemed “high risk” for the illness. (Medicare.gov)

Your costs in Original Medicare

Medicare will only cover Hepatitis C screening tests if they’re ordered by a primary care doctor or practitioner. You pay nothing for the screening test if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment. (Medicare.gov)

Know how your coverage can help you address this matter.  Medicare advantage plans may address this differently, depending on your plan, but remember that they must offer all the benefits of Medicare. Contact your insurance company, read your EOB (Explanation of Benefits) or your SOB (Summary of Benefits) in your application workbook).  If you need additional assistance contact the telephone number on your Medicare card 1(800) Medicare (1-800-663-4227).  Also, you can call John Clark (973) 518-0676 or email at [email protected]


Babyboomer leicht gemacht (Saida Nails | Nailart leicht gemalt)

Schritt-für-Schritt Nailart-Tutorial

► Produkte aus dem Video (mit Links zum Shop):

– Katzenzungenpinsel (
– French-/Farbverlaufpinsel (

– Make-up-Gel HELL (
– Frenchgel SNOW WHITE (
– Aufbaugel 02 MILKY (
– Quick Gloss (

– Schwämmchen feinporös (
– Nail Protector (



Viele weitere Anleitungen auf meiner Website oder in meinen Büchern, erhältlich im Onlineshop!


Video & Fotos: © Saida Nails
Illustrationen & Schnitt: © impressed media

Die Vervielfältigung, Verbreitung, Bearbeitung und kommerzielle Nutzung der verwendeten Bilder und Illustrationen bedürfen der schriftlichen Zustimmung von Saida Nails.


Jim Yosef – Arrow [NCS Release]

Jim Yosef

Three Major Trends In The Workplace

The workplace as we know it is changing. Employers will need to adjust how they conduct business in order to better recruit and maintain qualified candidates. The new workplace will likely be different then what was experienced in the past. The world is moving into a faster paced high-tech and human orientated environment where all hands will need to be on deck. The major labor and cultural trends are defined below.

Businesses will have to learn how to be flexible and adjust to these changes in the market and workplace. They will be forced to change or perish under the crushing weight of a declining educational system, an aging population and new advancements. The changes are likely to swing into effect in 2010 when the problems become more apparent and realized by corporate executives.

Those workers who are most likely to be advantaged by the situation are those that have earned a college degree or who have entered specialized trade schools. The unskilled and underemployed may find that there are few jobs available for them and those that are available pay sub-standard wages.

Trend 1: Labor Shortage:

“Labor-short companies are increasingly willing to accommodate employees’ desire for more flexible scheduling, evidenced by the growing number of firms offering telecommuting, flex-time, and core hours (Challenger, 2000).”

Starting around 2012 the Baby Boomers will be leaving the employment market in droves and the wont be enough 25-40 year olds to take their place. Even though the younger generation should be large it will create labor shortages in the market. This may drive up wages and require the loosening of immigrants in order to fill the gap.

Trend 2: High Technology

Jobs will become increasing complex. Computers, cell phones, networks, complex robots, machinery, etc… will all be designed for speed and efficiency. The U.S.’s best chance of maintaining business superiority is to have a highly technologically advanced workplace with maximum productivity and efficiency.

Many blue collar jobs are likely to be lost to the new technology. Those jobs that will remain in the blue collar sector will decline in value (due to oversupply of under skilled workers) while the highly skilled jobs will increase in value (due to an under-supply of skilled workers).

For those who have a high level of education and skills they will no longer be bound by the physical requirements of their jobs. Therefore, many of them can work from home, stay home more often or work non-traditional hours. More workers will be freed from their traditional 9:00 am to 5:00 pm responsibilities.

Trend 3: More Women and Minorities

Women college graduates are increasing while male college graduates are decreasing. We will also be experiencing the highly skilled second and third generation children of immigrants. These children of immigrants will have college degrees and will enter into the workforce in jobs not experienced by their parents.

It is also possible to find that the Hispanic culture takes more gripe on American society. Due to international treaties with other American countries (i.e. South American countries) and increases of home grown Latino culture of urban centers many of traditions and culture icons of American culture will become Latinized.

Study paints bleak financial picture among baby boomers, Gen Xers … – Buffalo News

A new study paints a bleak picture of the financial situations of Gen Xers and baby boomers in Erie County.

An AARP New York-Siena College telephone survey found that both groups of Erie County residents are struggling to afford basic necessities, feel unprepared for retirement and worry about having enough money to retire.

The survey questioned 611 Erie County residents age 36 to 70. Those belonging to the so-called Generation X were born from 1965 to 1980. Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964.

The survey results in the report, “Countdown: New York’s Vanishing Middle Class,” revealed more than half of Gen Xers and boomers said paying for basic needs such as food, housing and utilities has a serious impact on their finances. Health insurance and medical costs also caused financial distress to more than 60 percent of middle-class Gen Xers.

Boomers are largely unprepared for retirement and Gen Xers even less prepared, according to the report. Fewer than half of the survey respondents have researched Social Security benefits. A whopping 80 percent of middle-class Gen Xers have not researched medicare benefits compared to 61 percent of baby boomers. The overwhelming majority of both groups haven’t written out a retirement plan or budget, while more than 60 percent have no plan if they become sick or disabled. A third of respondents have not discussed retirement with their family at all.

Perhaps not surprisingly, 63 percent of those surveyed said they often worry about having enough money to maintain their current standard of living once they retire. Just 20 percent of respondents are prepared to pay the estimated $476 per couple out-of-pocket healthcare costs in retirement. Roughly three-quarters of boomers and Gen Xers would be unprepared to pay $50,000 per year for long-term care expenses, let alone the $52,620 annual cost for a home health aide or the $115,000 annual cost of a nursing home in Erie County, according to the report.

Amy Jo Lauber, a certified financial planner, author and owner of Lauber Financial Planning, said she’s not surprised to hear such dismal survey results.

“I’ve been doing this long enough to know that most people feel insecure when it comes to money,” she said.

But she cautioned the report’s negative tone could have the opposite of its intended effect of spurring people to get their finances in shape.

“People tend to get paralyzed by their fear and lack of knowledge and do nothing intentional about their finances,” she said.

Financial decisions require time, thought, energy and risk, Lauber said. People don’t know where to start or who to trust and there are too many variables not under their control. It’s so overwhelming, she said, many people check out of the process entirely.

But it is possible to take control and make positive changes, Lauber said.

Changing people’s financial behavior starts with encouraging them to be honest about what the good life means to them — what their needs and priorities are and how other people affect or influence their financial choices, according to Lauber. Only then will they believe they can succeed and become motivated to do something, no matter how small, to start changing the trajectory of their financial lives.


Reinventing Yourself After Sixty

Sixty years of age is a key milestone for the baby boomer generation. Some say sixty is the new forty with all the advancements in medicine and health consciousness. The fact is, people today are living longer and enjoying a higher standard of living and better health than did their parents and grandparents. According to the 2010 statistics published in The State of Aging and Health in America by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average life expectancy for American citizens has increased to 78.5 years old.

Since people are living longer, the years from age 60-80 have become a very important period in the lives of senior citizens. These are the retirement years. This demographic has fewer career and family responsibilities than other age groups, plus more money and powerful spending potential from investments, and large equities in their homes. They know what activities are fulfilling and have the spare time to learn and do new things. Rather than stay home and watch soap operas, many seniors are now starting new financial enterprises and activities such as stock trading, golf, travel, running a new home based business, volunteering, working in their church, participating in community groups and committees, sports, or joining new social circles such as dance groups, card clubs, fraternal organizations, and country clubs. For those who want to reinvent their life, all of these activities and interests are proving that this period of life can be very fruitful, productive, and fulfilling.

Retirement is different for every individual according to their personal situation and when they plan to retire. For many, a lot depends on their social security income and when they elect to receive benefits. The monthly benefit amount varies according to when a person retires. For seniors born during 1943 – 1954, the full retirement age is 66. Some will choose to retire as early as age 62, providing they meet the 40 minimum earned credit requirement, and their benefit amount will be reduced depending on how many months they receive benefits before they reach full retirement age.

Conversely, there are those who plan to delay retirement and work up to age 70, or longer, in order to draw an increased monthly benefit. Those working past age 66 and born during 1941 – 1942, will receive a 7.5% increase, while those born in 1943, or later, will receive an 8% increase up to age 70.

For many seniors, plans for an early retirement went down the drain along with the equities in their homes when the economy slipped into recession and many people lost their retirement nest eggs. Those not forced to extend their career will no doubt retire, however, those who must work until age 70, or longer, will be forced to reinvent themselves, like it or not. Here are some basic guidelines to help those who will have to experience the ordeal of change during their peak retirement years.

Before you can reinvent yourself, however, you need to take an inventory to see where you are now and determine where you want or need to be. This self-evaluation should include as many aspects of your body, mind, and spirit as you can identify. You need to examine your present belief system and determine your values, your ethics, your morals, and your attitude. One of the primary things you need to evaluate is your ability to change and how you handle stress and new circumstances. You will find that there are some things you can change while there are others that you cannot. It is not true that an old dog cannot be taught new tricks. Just because you are sixty or older doesn’t mean you are set in your ways and cannot adapt.

Remember, nothing changes if you change nothing, or cannot change, so for those who are motivated to alter their present lifestyle and situation; here are some suggestions to help you plan your own metamorphosis and get the ball rolling. Change begins with taking the first step and with baby steps thereafter. Change need not be so dramatic and stressful, or traumatic, but rather it can be a very pleasant experience composed of curiosity, discovery, experimentation, and acceptance; resulting in increased self-esteem, pride, and a new feeling of self-worth and renewal.

Reinvent Yourself Socially –

  • Get involved with others. Meet new friends. Join clubs, committees, and online dating services to maintain communication and interaction with people with common interests.
  • Do more things together with your spouse… take dance lessons, attend a pottery class, play bridge, go swimming, join a health club or country club, golf, browse thrift shops and book stores, watch videos, etc.
  • Do more things with your children or grandchildren… attend their functions, help with homework, teach them a craft, go to the zoo or a ball game, bake cookies, tell stories, or go shopping together.
  • Volunteer at your church or fraternal organization. Organizations always need organizers and workers and directors. Attend regular city council or town hall meetings and get involved in your community. You can also become a companion to shut-in seniors in nursing homes or visit patients in the hospital. Local government always needs volunteers for voter registration, jury duty, planning committees, advisory boards, and similar positions.
  • Get a cell phone. It doesn’t have to cost much. You can use a pre-paid minute phone and learn to text message on it. Texting will keep your fingers nimble and your mind sharp. Just don’t text message while you drive.
  • Get a laptop computer and get on the Internet. Join one, or several, social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or any forum that interests you. Surfing the web is a great way to improve your social skills and to stay informed and connected with current events.
  • Host more dinner parties, barbeques, or get-togethers with friends, neighbors, family, suppliers, customers, and coworkers.
  • Join a network marketing business and attend meetings and recruit new members.

Reinvent Yourself Mentally –

  • Take personality tests in books and online to find your personality type, temperament and preferences
  • Join luminosity.com and participate in their program daily.
  • Play mentally challenging games such as chess, bridge, poker, Sudoku, Mahjong solitaire, and cross-word puzzles.
  • Attend lectures and take personal development classes at a community college or monitor any classes on subjects you are interested in. For example, if you are an art lover, consider taking a primer on Art History. If you have artistic skills, consider taking a drawing or painting class. Learn a new language for an upcoming vacation trip, or just for the sake of challenging your ability to speak a new tongue. Many people devote much of their lives to raising children, building careers, or both, and never took the time to learn new things, so now is a good time to learn something new.
  • Read more and watch less television. Write your autobiography or articles on various subjects that pique your interest. Learn to speed read. Try to read at least one book a week. If you don’t have the spare time, then subscribe to an audio book club and listen to at least four books per month to stay informed.
  • Start a new hobby or expand an existing one. Collect rocks, stamps, coins, or go bird watching; whatever brings you joy and satisfaction. Make a little hobby area where you can make candles, do pottery, grow plants or bonsai trees. Learn to paint landscapes or portraits. Learn to knit or crochet or perhaps you want to finally restore that old car out in the garage.

Reinvent Yourself Physically –

  • If you want to reinvent yourself quickly and effectively, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, eat less red meat, eat more vegetables, stop eating fast foods, take vitamins, and exercise more. It’s the same advice your doctor and mother probably gave you in high school and just think if you’d followed it back then, where would you be now? I know you didn’t want to hear this again, but it was true then and its true now.
  • Join an athletic club if you’re looking for moderate activity with some social aspect, or join a walking group, or start one with your neighbors. Keeping fit and active is vital to make the most of the years after 60. Play tennis, racquet ball, or ping-pong with friends, or join a team sports league for bowling, volleyball, soft ball, or some similar sport designed for senior adults. The exercise will keep your energy up and the interaction with other participants will enhance your social life.
  • If you are on a tight budget, get more aerobic exercise any way you can. Walk, swim, ride a bicycle, or climb a hill at least three to four times per week. Increase your heart rate up to training levels lasting for twenty minute durations. Do something to work up a sweat. If you are overweight, then try to exercise at least three times a week for a minimum of twenty minutes each time to increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Cardio exercise is recommended, but check with your doctor first. Compute your body mass index (BMI) and follow guidelines for your ideal height-weight ratio. If you cannot be active, then try yoga or tai chi or chi gong exercises which will strengthen and stretch your muscles, improve your breathing, balance, and coordination.
  • Pay more attention to your diet and eat less. Stay within the recommended calories per day for your body and try to maintain your proper weight in proportion to your height. Your diet should contain fewer simple carbohydrates and more vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast food, sugar, salt, candy and try to eat more green salads. Try juicing and eating more dinners with less red meat. Fasting one day a week is also highly recommended.
  • Take food supplements and vitamins. Visit your health food store and start reading more information about your health. You should take a multi-vitamin supplement daily at the very least, but you can also custom design whole cocktails of supplements to accentuate and support desired conditions and specific areas such as memory function, eye sight, digestion, diabetes, stress, sleep, heart, liver, and colon cleanse.
  • Determine your body and blood type and follow the recommendations for your category. Check your blood pressure and pulse daily
  • See a medical professional for exams; at least twice a year, and have a complete blood work performed at least once a year. A complete annual physical exam should include monitoring blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen, peripheral circulation, weight, listening to your heart, examining your body for lumps, moles, lesions, abrasions, bruises, and examining your mouth, ears, nose, throat, feet, and genitalia. Women should receive a pap smear and men should have their prostate gland examined and a hernia exam.
  • See your dentist at least twice a year, or if you have dentures, schedule an annual exam to ensure your dentures fit properly and your mouth is not changing which could result in discomfort or sores later on.
  • Develop an active lifestyle… which may include boating, hunting, fishing, skiing, jogging, bicycling, and similar activities if you are able.
  • Get adequate rest; at least seven hours of sleep is recommended with a twenty minute long nap after lunch. As people age, they tend to need less sleep, but don’t become a night owl and stay up late. If you snore, ask your doctor about the potential for sleep apnea and follow his advice. If you find yourself sleeping a lot, especially during the day, or experience fatigue with wide spread flu-like pain, then ask your doctor about anemia and fibromyalgia. Don’t sleep your life away.

Reinvent Yourself Spiritually –

  • Attend your church, temple, or religious group regularly. Spiritual growth enriches life and gives hope and support for difficulties that arise as you age. You may wish to join yoga or a tai chi group in your community or attend Bible studies or even make a pilgrimage to some city or country that you have wanted to visit all your life.
  • Volunteer at public organizations, religious functions, food banks, free clinics, blood donation centers, parks and recreation departments, and local animal shelters so you can give back to your community by donating your time. Volunteer for an organization or cause that you truly care about. If you have loved animals all your life, then volunteer to walk dogs, socialize cats or organize fundraising events for your local shelter. If you have previously supported development projects in other parts of the world, contact the organization and ask if you are able to volunteer your time in your community as well. No matter what you do, reinventing your life after 60 should be about making your life the one you want to live. You only go around once, so make it count, and do it your way.

Reinvent Yourself Emotionally –

  • Change your diet so that you consume less alcohol, less fat, and eat more foods that support serotonin and dopamine production in the brain.
  • Fight bouts of depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) with SAMe and herbal supplements and exercise.
  • Find someone or a pet to love. Love is the best medicine for almost any problem and you can never get or give too much of it.
  • Laugh daily. Surround yourself with positive people who cause you to laugh and maintain a positive attitude despite difficult situations. Watch comedies more often and find funny and interesting videos on YouTube.com and similar web sites. Read funny stories, jokes, and watch uplifting and inspiring television programs.
  • Don’t live alone. If you can’t live with family or friends, find a roommate so that you always have someone who can look in on you and keep you engaged. Loneliness breeds fear, solitude, depression, and withdrawal.
  • Join a senior center for regular companionship and scheduled activities such as potluck dinners, bingo, card games, and music entertainment.
  • Visit family members often and call them all on a regular basis just to stay in touch. Remember birthdays with a card or gift and try to attend all holiday dinners and traditional get-togethers.
  • Nothing improves your self-esteem better than changing your wardrobe. If you have always wore blue jeans, then buy some nice slacks. If your old shoes have seen better days, then buy a nice new pair of shoes. Try wearing a suit around once a week; that will perk you up. When you look good, you feel good.

Reinvent Yourself Financially –

  • These are hard times. If the economy has robbed you of your nest egg and forced you into austere circumstances, then you may have to swallow your pride and apply for public assistance. With high unemployment, you may have no choice. You have to eat. Contact your local food bank, Health and Welfare office, and any free medical clinics for assistance. Do what you have to do to get by until things improve. Make the smart move. Do the right thing. This is a temporary economic condition that will pass.
  • Instead of retiring early, or at the regular age; work longer and your monthly social security benefit will increase when you do finally retire.
  • If you lost your life savings when the “too large to fail” banks collapsed, then you may be reluctant to save or invest. However, making safe investments is still one of the best ways to increase your net worth. Consider safe growth stocks.
  • Day trading and saving your money in a bank are not good ideas. Consider buying tax deed certificates (paper trading) from county governments which yield high interest rates.
  • Finding employment that pays a realistic living wage is tough these days. You may have to return to school and retrain in a new occupation or field. For example, there are many loggers and construction workers who have switched to become insurance salesman, truck drivers, welders, CADD drafters, project managers, inspectors, and similar alternative occupations when their industries collapsed during the recession. Search online and find the best source for your training and secure a loan, or pay as you go, in order to acquire the knowledge necessary to change careers. It will be worth it.
  • Consider moving to a new city if you can’t find work in your community. If you have always wanted to live in a different location, take the opportunity to do it after 60. If you want to test out living in a new town without committing long-term, sublet an apartment or room for a couple of months. Check with the Chamber of Commerce and Senior Centers for recommendations. If your children have already relocated to another city, try to visit them and check out the area before you commit to a permanent relocation. If you don’t want to change cities, but do want to see more of the U.S., consider using a recreational vehicle for part of the year. You can live in RV parks and stay in new locations in comfort, providing the weather and fuel prices cooperate.
  • If you are inclined to gamble, then trading in binary options online promises higher gains in a short period of time with a potential of earning thousands of dollars monthly from the comfort of your home.
  • Start an online affiliate business. Create a web site with affiliate links that point to major league suppliers like Amazon.com and ClickBank.com, and drive traffic to that site to earn sales commissions. There is a learning curve involved, but the dividends are well worth it.
  • Turn your hobby into a small business operation. If you enjoy making things, you can sell your crafts on eBay, in local auctions, craft fairs, at garage sales, and at farmer’s markets. Make your venture low-risk and stay focused on something you like doing, regardless if sales are adequate or consistent. Reinvest some of your profits back into the business to grow and earn more income. Don’t forget to take all your tax deductions.

Sports Cars Sales Struggling As Baby Boomers Get Too Old : Tech … – iTech Post

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of atmosphere during the Ford launch of the Mustang ICON 50 with partners ESPN The Magazine, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, Mashable and Zagat at Pillars 37 on September 30, 2014 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of atmosphere during the Ford launch of the Mustang ICON 50 with partners ESPN The Magazine, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, Mashable and Zagat at Pillars 37 on September 30, 2014 in New York City.
(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Ford Motor Co.)

People who were born around 70 years ago are no longer interested in sports cars. This seems like the case after sales of sports cars dropped as the first baby boomers are turning 70 years old.

People who were born between 1946 and 1964, particularly the men, are now too old for sports cars. According to a report, that is one of the major reasons why sales of sports cars have been down lately.

According to Forbes, the first sign that the baby boomers have indeed become too old for such “toys for the big boys” is when a number of car manufacturers reported a drop in the sales of their popular sports cars.

Ford Motor Co. even had to stop manufacturing the popular Ford Mustang in their Detroit plant. The plant was idled for one week to let the demand catch up with the supply. Fortunately for their employees, they were paid during the work stoppage. Unfortunately for the company, their Mustang sales fell by 32 percent from the previous month.

The drop in the Mustang’s sales allowed the Chevrolet Camaro to overtake it for the best-selling sports car during the month of September. However, Chevrolet also reports a drop in their sales.

Car owners and prospective buyers now prefer sport-utility vehicles. This is understandable according to Eric Noble, president of a consulting firm called CarLab. “Boomers are starting to age out of sports cars,” said Noble. He also believes that people in their 60s are looking more at comfort rather than style.

The fear of these auto manufacturers is that no specific demography is currently seen as replacements for the baby boomers. The population of the Generation X is generally fewer than those of the baby boomers so there are fewer people between the age of 35 and 50 who will even think of buying a sports car.

The next generation – the millennials – are generally too young to afford sports cars. Plus, most of them prefer electric cars, hybrids, and small-bodied cars.

© 2016 iTech Post All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Medical Assistant Job: Outlook, Description, Demographics And Openings

In today’s economy where unemployment has reached unheard of heights it is important to go into a field of study in which the job outlook looks promising. Jobs for medical assistants fit this bill and have a promising future through the year 2020 based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Most of the top five jobs projected to grow in the next decade are in the health field and at 31 percent growth the jobs for medical assistants are anticipated to grow faster than the national average. This is the result of the aging baby boomers who continue to require both preventive and curative medical care given by doctors. The expanding practices of doctors require the services of medical assistants to perform both clinical and administrative duties. The duties performed will depend on the location of the job and range from answering the telephone and redirecting the calls, welcoming patients and getting them ready for the doctor, maintaining patient records, filling insurance forms, handling billing as well as clinical tasks. The training required will depend on the office needs, however most offices will hire an assistant with at least 2 years training and some work experience. The assistants on the whole will be used to perform as many duties as possible in place of more expensive personnel such as nurses.

With the job description constantly changing for these workers they are becoming indispensable for any medical team. These changes continue as most doctors’ offices catch up with the electronic age and their records become digital. So assistants must be knowledgeable in electronic health records (EHR) computer software and its security measures. Lawsuits have made keeping patient records confidential a priority and they can only be discussed with other medical personnel as part of the treatment process.

Most of these jobs are occupied by women almost 95 percent but more and more men are beginning to enter into this field. This is the result of the high demand for these assistants and how their job description has evolved. It is no longer about keeping patient records some of their work now even involves exerting energy.

Across the country there is a high demand for these medical assistants but the cities that are very popular in terms of job availability are Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago and San Antonio. Even though competition for these jobs is higher in these cities you can always find a job as long as you are qualified. Some websites that have openings for these jobs are Indeed.com, Career USA and Medical Assistant Net but once you get online you will see that if you are not picky the list for these job openings is endless.

This job has both emotional and financial rewards and the training period is not too long just two years and at the end there is a job waiting for you. Working with other people dedicated to helping others can help you build relationships that can last a lifetime and also this is a job that can act as a stepping stone to another career in the medical field. So whether you choose to remain a medical assistant all your life or use the job as a ladder to greater things you cannot lose. The medical field, the medical assistant job in particular has a bright future.

Myth Busted: Baby Boomers Don’t Actually Have a Better Work Ethic Than Millennials – The Cheat Sheet

An unpaid intern sweats it out under the guidance of baby boomer overlords

An unpaid intern sweats it out under the guidance of baby boomer overlords | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Who doesn’t love inter-generational sniping? If you’re a millennial or a member of the up-and-coming Generation Z, you’ve probably gotten an earful from an older family member, teacher, boss, or co-worker regarding the laziness and cluelessness of your generation. You know the old tropes — “I walked uphill both ways to so-and-so;” or, “We did this or that miserable thing, and we liked it.” Seemingly fabricated stories meant to make you feel like the unpaid internship you took, along with your classes and part-time minimum wage job simply weren’t enough.

Yes, baby boomers and many members of the Silent Generation love to tell you how it is. And since you have a newfangled pocket computer and use Uber on occasion, you don’t know the meaning of “hard work,” and lack a real work ethic.

We Hear: Baby Boomers Moving Away From Sports Cars – Motor Trend

Swapping coupes and convertibles for high-po SUVs.

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote

Baby boomers are purchasing fewer sports cars, according to a new report from Automotive News. Although they have more disposable income than other age groups, the eldest of the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are approaching 70 years. Not only are they passing the “mid-life crisis” stage, but many are finding it more difficult to climb into a low-slung sports car.

Many baby boomers are moving into high-performance SUVs from BMW M and Mercedes AMG. Over at Porsche, sales of passenger cars are down 8 percent, while sales of the new small Macan SUV are up 30 percent this year to become the brand’s number one selling model.

Earlier this month, the Flat Rock, Mich., plant that builds the Ford Mustang was idled in order for demand to catch up with existing supply. Sales of the Ford Mustang were down 32 percent in September compared to the same month last year and 9 percent year-to-date. According to the report, baby boomers made up half of total Mustang sales in 2013. This year, they account for about 40 percent. Younger buyers are picking up some of the sales slack – but not all. Today, 22 percent of Mustang buyers are in their 20s and 30s – that’s up from 15 percent in 2013. About 25 percent of Mustang sales through the first seven months of the year were corporate fleet sales including some to car-rental agencies.

Other sports cars are feeling the pinch too. Sales of the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro are down 14 percent and 11 percent, respectively. According to GM, retail sales for the Camaro are only down 1 percent. The remaining sales decrease is attributed to the automaker selling fewer Camaros to fleet customers. The automaker is also trying to lure in younger buyers with the Camaro’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 and availability of aftermarket high-performance parts.

Despite automaker’s efforts to attract younger buyers, there are less Gen Xers (35-50-year-olds) than there are baby boomers. While the sports car segment won’t go away, it is expected to shrink. Additionally, Millennials buyers don’t have the income to purchase a sports car. Base Mustang and Camaro coupes start in the mid-$20,000 range, while the Corvette starts above $55,000 and can top over $110,000  with options.

Source: Automotive News

How to Treat Dementia and Alzheimer’s With the Best Brain Food

“Nootropic” is a term for a supplement that is ingested primarily for its effects on the brain. Nootropics is a Greek word meaning ‘Towards the Mind’. Nootropics are an emerging class of drugs that are designed to enhance cognitive function. Many of the cognition-enhancing “supplements” on the market make all the usual claims about “natural” enhancement – meanwhile they predictably contain just vitamins, herbs which have not been shown effective, perhaps nootropics, and often a stimulant, like caffeine. The only drug in the mix which is likely to have a noticeable effect by the user is the stimulant.

The concept behind nootropics is to target some metabolic or nutritional aspect of brain function, especially a function involved with memory or attention, and then to provide a nutritional precursor to that metabolic pathway, or a drug that enhances the activity of a neurotransmitter, enzyme, or other metabolic factor.

It is true and likely relevant that the brain is a very metabolically hungry organ. Optimal brain function depends upon most metabolic and physiological parameters functioning well. For this reason the brain is often the canary-in-a-coalmine of biological function – the first thing to go when something is off. Sick hospital patients, for example, are often sleepy or confused because their bodies are simply under stress, or their metabolic parameters are off. It can often be challenging to figure out exactly what is making a patient confused, because so many things can affect brain function. Further, in everyday healthy life our brain function can be off simply from having insufficient sleep, not eating well, being depressed, or being physically or mentally exhausted.

To be clear, nootropics are not steroids for the mind. In fact, true nootropic fanatics (who call themselves “noots”) claim simply that nootropics grease the cognitive wheels, enabling the brain to operate at its “cleanest” and for longer periods of time.

The terrifying symptoms of dementia start with mild memory loss. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You do not have to accept a failing memory as a natural part of getting older. Did you know there are currently over 36 million people worldwide with dementia? With the aging baby boomer population, that number is only going to explode.

According to the World Health Organization, if you’re over the age of 40, you personally have an almost 1 in 2 chance of getting Dementia. And if your memory is already starting to fail you, you need to take action today or you risk it getting worse and worse as you age.

The esteemed director at the UCLA Memory Clinic, Dr. Gary Small says, “The only cure for Alzheimer’s is prevention.” There is more money spent on brain research than on cancer research today. There are literally thousands of scientific studies which prove that it all starts with getting a healthy brain.

Is it possible to give your brain exactly what it needs, naturally, so that it can clear itself of toxins and perform at its best? The answer is, thankfully, YES! Dr. Small insists that you can create new neural pathways and alter your brain activity at a biochemical level. A Healthy Brain = A Healthy Body.

There is an array of brain healthy foods that you need to eat every day, but to make it easy for you, here is a list.

BRAIN SUPER FOODS: vitamin B-12, olive oil, garlic, peas, green tea, kale, blueberries, nuts and seeds, oily fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines & kippers, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, blackcurrant, broccoli and sage.

Eating the exact correct foods in the exact correct proportions would require a tremendous amount of effort. This led to the development of the study of nootropics, or ‘smart supplements’ as they are more commonly known. These are brain supplements that help your memory, focus, and overall brain health.

One noted researcher states that he read over 252 research studies on nootropics. He found that people using them were getting upwards of 20% improvement in their memory in as little as 20 days. He discovered that there were over 50 products on the market that claim to help your memory.

There are now thousands of clinical studies on how to improve your memory, reduce your risk of getting Dementia and how to get a better life, today. The problem is finding a single supplement that has all the right ingredients, much less any that had the right doses that supports the clinical trials. Some say that the supplement industry skimps on quality.

The US National Library of Medicine reports that about 40% of all people 65 years old or older have age associated memory impairment. That means you have a little less than a 1 in 2 chance of your memory failing you simply because of your age, not to mention stress, lack of sleep, diet, genetics, and the list goes on. What can you do about it?

Do you think that bringing your memory degradation to a screeching halt, preventing the bizarre and scary onset of dementia and staying more alert and focused… plus, knowing that your mind and memory are getting all of the support they need is a worthwhile endeavor? With the field of nootropics burgeoning, taking the time to evaluate the “smart supplements” available today would appear to be a worthwhile endeavor.