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January 2013 Blog Posts (34)

Pneumonia Cannot Be Reliably Diagnosed Without X-Rays, Study Finds

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Doctors may miss some cases of pneumonia if they rely solely on their patient's medical history and…
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Added by Right at Home DC on January 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Precautions Urged for Drivers With Diabetes

By Laura Geggel, NY Times

Dan Fried, a 47-year-old videographer who has …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Drug-Dose Gender Gap

By Roni Caryn Rabin,The New York Times

Most sleeping pills are designed to knock you out for eight hours. When the Food and Drug Administration was evaluating a new short-acting pill for people to take when they wake up in the middle of the night, agency scientists wanted to know how much of the drug would still be in users’ systems come…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Folic Acid And Cancer: High Doses Of The B Vitamin Don't Raise Cancer Risk

Folic Acid Cancer

Jan 28 (Reuters) - People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analysis - easing some concern about the possible side effects of national programs aimed to raise intake of the vitamin.



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Added by Right at Home DC on January 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory

By Benedict Carey / NY Times

Scientists have known for decades that the ability to remember newly learned information declines with age,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Disease Outbreaks, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post  |  By Lily Avnet

Talk about going viral.

New research from Brigham Young University suggests that Twitter might actually aid health officials in locating potentially troublesome…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Beta blockers may reduce dementia risk

If you take drugs to lower your blood pressure, your medication may also lower your risk of dementia, according to a new study released Monday by the American Academy of Neurology.

According to the study, people taking beta blockers, a class of drugs used to treat a number of conditions including high blood pressure, glaucoma and migraines, were less likely to have less cognitive impairment…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The question your doctor may start asking

By Ben Tinker,CNN



At your next doctor's appointment, amid questions about alcohol, smoking and medications, don't be surprised if you're asked, "How are things at home?"

Roughly one-third of women and one-quarter of men report experiencing some form of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Many Medicaid Patients Could Face Higher Fees Under a Proposed Federal Policy

By Robert Pear / The NY Times

WASHINGTON — Millions of low-income people could be…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Unexpected Secret to Successful Aging

Agingcare.com

How do you define success?

Here are a few famous responses to this question:

  • “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill
  • “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily…
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Added by Right at Home DC on January 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Caring For A Flu Patient? How To Stay Healthy

Flu Patient

The Huffington Post  |  By Sarah Klein 

General wisdom tells us to steer clear of the walking sick, especially given the severity of this year's flu season.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Workplace Engagement Linked With Healthier Lifestyle, Report Shows

Workplace Engagement Healthier

Huffington Post

How engaged would you say you are in your job? If your answer is very, chances are you are also highly engaged in your health, a new study suggests.

A report from Gallup researchers shows an association between workplace engagement and leading…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Pace of Flu Vaccinations No Greater Than Last Season

By Nicholas Bakalar NY Times

The percentage of Americans who had received a flu shot by the end of the 2011-12 flu season was 47.6. 

There is a rush on now to get a flu vaccine, but …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 22, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Trust Your Aging, Healthy Brain

By Karen Springen / lifegoesstrong.com

Families, take note: Wisdom and age can lead to good decisions and smart financial choices.

Wisdom and age go together, after…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tough Flu Season in U.S., Especially for the Elderly

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. NY Times…
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Added by Right at Home DC on January 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Most Common Reasons For Seeing A Doctor Revealed In New Study

Common Reasons See A Doctor

The Huffington Post

If you've ever sat in the doctor's office and wondered what, exactly, everyone else was there for, a new Mayo Clinic study might quench your curiosity.

Surprisingly, researchers found that the most common condition people visit their health care providers for isn't heart disease or…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Whole body vibration may help elderly get up and go

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Fox News

When the elderly can't exercise, stints on a vibrating platform may help older adults become slightly stronger, faster and more agile, according to a small short-term study.

Exercise is the best option for good health in older age, lead author Alba Gómez Cabello told Reuters Health in an email. But for those unable to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Presidential inauguration guide for the disabled and elderly

By Alan Rudansky / The Washington Post



If you’re disabled, elderly or frail, attending the inauguration is not necessarily out of the question. Designated pedestrian routes, wheelchair-accessible…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Flu Prevention: What Can You Do?

Flu Prevention

The Huffington Post

In a flu season that is expected to be the worst in a decade, the 39.6 million Americans aged 65 years or older are among some of its most-likely victims. In just a few months, there have already been 17 flu fatalities among older people in Connecticut and North Carolina alone.

So as an older…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

88-Year-Old Marries For The First Time

Marriage After 50

The Huffington

Betty Jane Allshouse knows exactly what people mean when they say, "It's never too late."

In November 2012, the 88-year-old retirement home resident got married for the first time to a fellow resident she had met just six months earlier.

The …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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