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How well can you chew? For the elderly, it may say something about risk of cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Karlstad University found an association between problems chewing hard foods, like apples, and increased risk of…Continue
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It's finally barbecue season. I'm always surprised that many of my patients who work hard throughout the winter to look and feel good in a bathing suit wind…Continue
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Nick Collins, The National Post
Elderly people could stave off Alzheimer’s disease by taking supplements of B vitamins, after they were found to reduce the brain shrinkage associated with the disease…Continue
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The Huffington Post | By Shelley Emling
Built on a foundation of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with everything…Continue
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By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter
Spring is here, and so are seasonal allergies. For the millions who suffer from hay fever or asthma in the United States, a new under-the-tongue treatment may hold promise.
Pills and drops designed to desensitize the immune system to allergens could bring some of these…Continue
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For critically ill patients who need ventilator support, listening to some favorite tunes could help quell anxiety levels, according to a new study.
Researchers from Ohio State University found that patients who were on acute ventilatory support because…Continue
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The right home care can make it possible for many seniors to age in place.
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By Stephanie Stephens, guest contributor to Caring.com
If you have diabetes, your blood sugar doesn't call your cell phone and say, "My readings are too high right now." Instead, blood sugar rises slowly and gradually, causing complications that may damage your organs -- heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet, and even skin are…Continue
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Rodney Taylor, M.D / ABC News
Question: What are common symptoms of allergies?
Answer: Allergies are caused by an imbalance in a person's immune system resulting from exposure to an environmental substance or allergen which when present may cause a wide range of symptoms. When a person is allergic…Continue
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Anita Monik, standing, and Emilia Rysinka attend a technology class for seniors offered by OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) in New York City.
Several years ago Garrison…Continue
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The rising cost of Medicare can be cut through strategies such as increasing premiums and raising the eligibility age, but those moves could drive many elderly Americans from the program, leaving them…Continue
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Exercise may lower a woman's risk of breast cancer by affecting the way her body breaks down estrogen, according to a new study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers &…Continue
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The Huffington Post | By Sarah Klein
Most moms could probably recite their child's medical history from day one. They keep…Continue
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By: Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer
Challenging yourself with a brain-teasing game for just two hours a week may help slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process, a new study finds.
Researchers at the University of Iowa in Iowa City conducted a study of 681…Continue
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Right at Home of DC is currently seeking a LPN or RN to be our Client Services Coordinator in Washington, DC. Send cover letters and resumes to…
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National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The 2013 theme is Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.
Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests,…Continue
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