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In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those who did not. This study is published in the Journal of the American…Continue
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New research from Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with research groups in the USA sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.
The study, published in Nature Immunology, reveals that the deterioration in gum health which often occurs with…Continue
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Doing exercise every day can considerably reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, even if you start becoming physically active after 80 years of age, researchers from Rush University Medical Center reported in the journal Neurology. Increased physical activity may include becoming involved in daily chores, such as housework, the authors added.
Lead author, Dr. Aron S. Buchman, said:
"The results of our study indicate that all physical…Continue
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Families hoping to use Medicaid to help pay for long-term care are facing tougher restrictions—though some states are getting stricter than others.
In Texarkana, Texas, for example, you can get Medicaid to pay for a nursing-home stay after simply buying an annuity with any…Continue
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By Judith Graham for kaiser health news
Large numbers of seniors aren’t receiving recommended interventions that could help forestall medical problems and improve their health, according to a new survey from the John A. Hartford Foundation.…Continue
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By Shefali S. Kulkarni for kaiser health news
What was once a novel idea for long term care for the elderly — small, homey facilities of 10 to 12 residents each — is now a model cropping up around the country.
On Thursday The Green House Project – an alternative to…Continue
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Rhonda Randall for the huffington post
Since making their debut in 1946, baby boomers have been a major force for social change in the United States. Their epic numbers and independent spirit have influenced everything…Continue
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New research suggests that video game technology can be a valuable tool for helping people of all ages improve lifestyle and health habits and manage disease.…Continue
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By DR. AMAR NARULA via abcnews.com
Resistance training could be an important part of reversing memory decline in elderly women with…Continue
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By Carrie Gann, ABC News Medical Unit
Thought the worst of allergy season was behind you? Think again. For many allergy sufferers, the peak of season may be just ahead.
Things got off…Continue
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BeClose “intelligent algorithms” offer meaningful information about aging loved ones--when you need it the most
Metro Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 via YAHOO
"Is Mom sleeping well?" "Did Dad wander outside in the middle of the night?" "What…Continue
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LONDON (Reuters) - Older drivers may now be able to stay on the road for longer thanks to new technology being developed by scientists that uses pictures of mail boxes…Continue
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NEW YORK, NY, Apr 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Companies in the Drugs Store Industry have posted some impressive gains so far in 2012. As a result of an…Continue
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans…Continue
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A chicken McNugget from a U.S. McDonald's is not identical to a chicken McNugget from an Australian McDonald's ... or a Canadian, French, New Zealand or U.K. McDonald's, for that matter.
A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that…Continue
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