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Cognitive therapy holds benefits for arthritis patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Older adults who have arthritis often rely on physical remedies to lessen the characteristic joint and muscle pain, but some scientists think targeting the mind may also have benefits.

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Key to controlling type 2 diabetes may be intensive treatment

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes where the way a person's body metabolizes sugar is affected.

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Study analyzes stress' role in Alzheimer's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Stress can lead to a number of ailments. It has been known to cause everything from a greater risk of heart disease to depression.

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Drinking coffee may reduce people's heart failure risks

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Heart failure is the leading cause of death in the U.S. among men and women.

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Gout prevalence grows in U.S., may lead to other serious conditions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Arthritis is a serious chronic condition that attacks a person's joints and bones and can leave its sufferers unable to live independently without the help of senior home care.

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Scientists find immune-component that may help keep the flu at bay

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The flu virus continues to plague the U.S. and other nations with seniors and children most at risk of suffering serious side effects.

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Patients who undergo cardiac surgeries may be at greater risk for acute kidney failure

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Acute kidney failure occurs when a person's kidneys are no longer able to properly eliminate excess fluids and salts.

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Exercise may play a role in keeping mature women free from breast cancer

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Although there is no cure or way to prevent breast cancer, a woman and her family members or those who provide in home health care can help a person lower their risks of the disease in many ways.

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Certain type 2 diabetes medications may pose mortality risks

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way a person's body metabolizes sugar, the body's main source of fuel, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Hospitalizations for coronary disease drops 50 percent in seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a bit of good news for seniors care advocates.

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Some Parkinson's disease patients find benefits in good sleep, napping

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic medical issue that affects the vital nerve system in the brain.

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Hospital stays can be dangerous for Alzheimer's patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Home health care services can help keep Alzheimer's patients out of the hospital, and a new study highlights just how important that can be.

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Study finds many seniors willing to be screened for dementia

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Finding out a person has dementia can be overwhelming and scary. Although it may be helpful to catch the condition in the early stages, some people might rather not know.

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Alzheimer's risk factor more pronounced in women

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Identifying risk factors for Alzheimer's disease may be one of the best ways to fight the condition, and researchers believe a person's gender may have an impact.

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Long-term cancer survivors found to take more sick time from work post diagnosis

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Cancer is a serious disease that continues to affect millions of people around the U.S. and the entire world.

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Living alone raises mortality risk in heart disease patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and a recent study uncovered one of the greatest mortality risks - living alone.

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Calcium and vitamin D may reduce mortality risks among the elderly

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Keeping seniors' bones strong and healthy is crucial to their overall health, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in three seniors age 65 and older experience a fall each year.

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Tai Chi may be a good exercise for the elderly

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Tai Chi is a relaxing, low impact, slow-motion form of exercise meant to increase blood flow, flexibility and strengthen in a calm manner, according to Harvard Health.

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Stone fruits may help prevent obesity-related diabetes

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Currently more than 25 million Americans are living with diabetes, though eating right, working out and sleeping well have all been shown to reduce a person's chances of developing the disease, ABC News reports.

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Using a pedometer may encourage exercise among seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Senior home care providers are always looking for new ways to motivate elders to get up and moving to help them avoid dangerous falls.

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