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Right at Home DC's Blog – January 2012 Archive (59)

Potential New Therapies For People With Declining Sense Of Smell

via Medical News Today

University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists have discovered a genetic trigger that makes the nose renew its smell sensors, providing hope for new therapies for people who have lost their sense of smell due to trauma or old age. 

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Don't Slip On Icy Surfaces This Winter

Written by Grace Rattue 

Copyright: Medical News Today via Medical News Today

Each year around 1 million individuals fall - with winter officially here, take precautions in order to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Swimming Lowered Blood Pressure In Non-Active Persons Over 50s

via Medical News Today

Older adults who don't do much exercise, and whose blood pressure is getting to the point where they may need treatment, should perhaps consider swimming as a way to help bring it back down, at least that is what a small US study of sedentary over-50-years-old might suggest.…

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Going To Physician Visits With Older Loved Ones Could Improve Care

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/240712.php

Family companions who routinely accompany older adults to physician office visits could be helpful to health care quality improvement efforts, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The authors found that three-quarters of older adults who attend physician visits with a family…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 30, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Allergic to cold? It's a real condition, experts say

By Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY via USA Today…

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How Muscle Growth Is Triggered By Exercise

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/239887.php

We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique. Now, researchers have identified a key ingredient needed for that bulking up to take place. A factor produced in working muscle fibers apparently tells surrounding muscle stem cell "higher ups" that it's time to multiply and join in, according to a study…

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Stem cells offer first glimpse of blindness treatment

Written by
Dan Vergano, USA TODAY 

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120124/NEWS01/120124010/HEALTH-Stem-cells-offer-first-glimpse-blindness-treatment

In the first published results of a therapy using human embryonic stem cells, the controversial treatment…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Don't We Remember Being Babies?

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Older drivers make mistakes, even when healthy

By Amanda Chan
updated 5/17/2011 2:26:44 PM ET msnbc.msn.com…
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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

No joke! Your laugh lines may reveal bone health

Women in their 40s, 50s with deep wrinkles have lower bone density, study finds

updated 6/6/2011 9:17:41 AM ET via msnbc.msn.com

Your laugh lines may…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why Some People Live to 110

news.yahoo.com

SUNDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- People who live 110 years or longer have as many disease-associated genes as those in the general population, but they may also be blessed with protective genes that help them live so long,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

6 Fun Ways to Sharpen Your Memory

By Natalie Wolchover | LiveScience.com – Tue, Jan 10, 2012 http://news.yahoo.com/6-fun-ways-sharpen-memory-150306538.html…

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65-and-Older Population Soars

By Emily Brandon | U.S.News & World Report LP – Thu, Jan 12, 2012

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There are now more Americans age 65 and older than at any…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

AARP's best movie for grownups? "The Descendants"

By Kimberly Potts | Reuters – Fri, Jan 20, 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Add another accolade to the pile already collected by "The…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Social Security Changes Coming in 2012

By Emily Brandon | U.S.News & World Report LP – 47 mins ago

news.yahoo.com

Social Security recipients will see bigger payments this…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 24, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Online doctors a new reality

CANCER patients and the elderly will be able to see their specialist or GP with the click of a mouse, even if they are hundreds of kilometres…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Woman gets kidney after posting Craigslist ad

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Eating Healthy in A Flash

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chocolate may be good for heart, but don't go crazy

Five out of seven studies showed it aided heart health, but experts say there are better ways to improve cardiac health

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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