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March 2013 Blog Posts (31)

Is Your Senior Loved One’s Money Safe?

 

At first, the signs of misuse of a senior’s finances may seem quite innocuous – an unpaid bill or purchase of an item the older person doesn’t need.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 29, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Heart Disease: What Are the Medical Costs?

By R. Morgan Griffin

WebMD Feature

Heart disease can affect more than your health. It can have an impact on your finances, too.

Here's a rundown of the costs of heart disease -- and some advice about…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Group appointments with doctors: When three isn't a crowd

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Health reform turns 3, with the hardest part yet to come

Image: President Obama Signs Health Care Reform Bill

Win Mcnamee  /  Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The historic bill was passed by…
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Added by Right at Home DC on March 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Decision-Making In Older People Improved By Parkinsons' Drug

Medical News Today

A drug widely used to treat Parkinson's Disease can help to reverse age-related impairments in decision making in some older people, a study from researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging has…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Could Predict Dementia With Lewy Bodies, Study Finds

Dementia Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder

The Huffington Post

Acting out dreams could be a sign of the second most common kind of dementia among the elderly, a small new study suggests.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that when a man has a risk factor for dementia with Lewy bodies (such as hallucinations or cognitive…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Soybean Meal Peptides Could Stop Colon, Liver And Lung Cancer Growth

Soybean Cancer

The Huffington Post

The bean used to make tofu could also have powerful anti-cancer properties, according to a new study published in the journal Food Research International.

Researchers from…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Targets Identified For Treating Osteoarthritis

Medical News Today

Few things in life are inevitable - death, taxes, and, if you live long enough, osteoarthritis. 



No treatment will stop or significantly slow the disease, and joint replacement is the only definitive treatment. That may change, however, as researchers such as Dr. Brendan Lee, professor of molecular and…

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

We're Eating Too Much Salt -- And It's Associated With Heart-Related Deaths

We are eating way too much salt.

And it's killing us.

That's the message from…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Greek Coffee May Help You Live Longer

Greek Coffee Longevity

The Huffington Post

So what's the key to longevity? Is it clean living? What about fasting or exercise or happiness? Actually, the key to long life may be something you are extremely familiar with that's right under your nose: a cup of coffee.

But not just any java. Researchers studying heart health…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

When Should Someone Be Called 'Elderly'?

Ann Brenoff, The Huffington Post

NPR had a recent story about a 72-year-old midwife. It was an interesting story, but its point -- about how the woman couldn't retire because she lacked anyone to take…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Men get osteoporosis, too -- but they probably don't know it

By Brian Alexander

 

When a 77-year-old tennis player fell during a match and fractured his hip while on vacation in Key Largo, Fla., he became part of a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

High Blood Pressure Alzheimers

The Huffington Post

Uncontrolled high blood pressure could be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Researchers found that people who have uncontrolled hypertension and a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's (a gene called APOE-e4) had higher levels of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Labels That Translate Calories into Walking Distance Could Spur People to Eat Less

Labels Calories Walking Distance

By Roxanne Khamsi The Huffington Post

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to limit sugary drinks is losing juice, but an idea the city has used to convey caloric information about these beverages might actually have legs. Public awareness posters used by the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dystextia: Man's Bizarre Text Messages Were Clue To Acute Ischemic Stroke, Researchers Say

Dystextia

The Huffington Post

A string of bizarre text messages helped to clue doctors in to a man's acute ischemic stroke, according to a new study.

The study, which will be presented…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

6 Ways Sleep Can Save Your Skin

By Karen Appold The Huffington Post

A good night's sleep can mean good skin health because when you're sleep -- deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can lead to increased stress and inflammation in the body,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Device That Keeps Liver 'Alive' Outside Body Could Double Those Available For Transplant

Device Keeps Liver Alive

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent



LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - A donated human liver has been kept alive, warm and functioning outside a human being on a newly-developed machine and then successfully transplanted into patients in a medical world…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Funding Needed To Tackle Disease Spread

Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

By Kate Kelland for Reuters 



LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - Deadly strains of tuberculosis (TB) resistant to multiple drugs are spreading around the world, and authorities urgently need another $1.6 billion a year to tackle them, global health officials said…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bitter Melon Could Hinder Survival Of Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Study Suggests

Bitter Melon Pancreatic Cancer

The Huffington Post

A fruit commonly consumed in Asian countries could also play an important role in fighting cancer, according to a new study in mice.

Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that the juice of the bitter melon --- a green squash-shaped produce with a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Outdoor Heat Increases Risk Of Emergency Respiratory Hospitalization In Elderly

Medical News Today

Outdoor heat is associated with a significantly increased risk of emergency hospitalization for respiratory disorders in the elderly, according to a large epidemiological study of more than 12.5 million …

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Added by Right at Home DC on March 15, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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