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Strokes found to be less intense with Omega-3-rich diet

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

A diet with a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids may protect the brain from damage incurred by a stroke, according to a recent study by researchers at Université Laval in Quebec City.

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Active lives yield healthy aging results

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

The benefits of physical activity are cumulative, according to a recent study conducted by researchers in England and Australia.

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Dementia's numbers expected to grow with boomer population

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Association chapters nationwide are preparing for an increase in people afflicted with the debilitating cognitive disease.

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Floating in the Dead Sea could help diabetes

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

A short dip into the salty waters of the Dead Sea may help to lower the blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study, the AFP reports.

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Glen Campbell's new album inspires dementia cause

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Depression

Country singer Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's disease diagnosis did not stop him from continuing his music career. Rather, it inspired him, the New York Post reports.

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More men become caregivers in weak economy

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The struggling economy has found more men out of work and holding down the fort at home instead, ABC News reports.

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Dementia patients in the UK respond well to retro decor

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Senior Care

Healthcare providers are turning to retro decorating techniques to soothe patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the Guardian reports.

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How to care for a chronic illness

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

A chronic illness is one that is always there and requires ongoing medical care.

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Eye health is crucial to road safety in seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Eye care providers in Michigan say that more resources would be helpful to accurately assess the driving capabilities of their older patients, according to a recent study by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan.

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Too much salt, too little exercise may lead to cognitive decline

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Senior Care

Older adults who consume a high-sodium diet and lead a sedentary lifestyle are more at risk for cognitive health problems than those who participate in just one or neither of those activities, according to a recent study by researchers from Baycrest, a research organization in Toronto.

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Exercise may increase lifespan by three years

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Physical Therapy, Senior Care

Exercising for 15 minutes each day may help people live three years longer than those who do not exercise, according to a recent study published in The Lancet.

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Lower the risk of diabetes by eliminating red meat

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Consuming processed red meat may increase a person's risk of developing diabetes by as much as 51 percent, according to research released by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

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Post-menopausal women can lose weight but keep muscle

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Many older women who have passed menopause encounter a problem when trying to lose weight - they lose their muscle, too.

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Dogs may be able to detect cancer

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Previous studies have concluded that dogs have a heightened sense of smell that may be able to identify disease in humans.

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Breast cancer drug may raise risk for heart problems in elderly

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Elderly women who have a history of heart disease or diabetes may want to exercise caution when considering using trastuzumab to treat breast cancer.

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Plastic surgery in seniors on the rise

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

On average, people are living longer than previous generations did. With the extension of health, many seniors are seeing reason to also extend their beauty.

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Study: People with arthritis don't exercise enough

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

More than half of women and 40 percent of men with arthritis do not exercise, despite the fact that it is one of the best ways to improve their condition, according to a recent study by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Veterans' caregivers get help from VA

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will launch a program this month that offers stipends, health insurance, respite care and other services to families who are caring for soldiers injured in Afghanistan or Iraq, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Home health nurses play important role in long-distance caregiving

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

An estimated 14 million people will serve as long-distance caregivers to a loved one by 2012, according to a new study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, Nurses.com reports.

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Study: Parkinson's disease is characterized differently in proteins than thought

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

The protein that is key to Parkinson's disease has most likely been mischaracterized, according to a new study by researchers funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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