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Cancer survivors report quality of life issues

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

For cancer patients, beating the disease is of the utmost importance, and while doing so should be hailed as a success, new research suggest they still face a number of hurdles later on.

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Prostate cancer websites have reading levels too high for many to understand

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

In America, nearly 90 million adults are unable to read above the high school level, prompting the National Institutes of Health to recommend that patient-education literature be between the fourth and sixth grade reading levels.

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Exercise offers as many benefits in water as on land

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

From arthritis pain to lowering the risk of heart disease, exercise can help seniors manage a wide variety of health conditions.

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Seniors may encounter trouble with mobile health apps

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Mobile apps have certainly changed senior health for the better, and while some programs offer assistance in managing medical conditions, in some instances they may not be providing all the benefits they could be, researchers say.

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Study: COPD tied to higher stroke risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common senior health conditions, and new research suggests it may be tied to another serious health concern.

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Exercise does the body good, brain included

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Exercising has long been found to help people age better, as its effects can reduce a person's risk of developing serious medical conditions like heart disease and can keep problems like falls at bay.

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Aspirin could extend lifespan of colon cancer patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

A daily aspirin regimen has shown promise when it comes to treating a number of medical conditions, including preventing heart attacks.

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Diabetes raises Alzheimer's risk, study finds

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

There has been an increasing amount of evidence suggesting that Alzheimer's may be a metabolic disease, and results of a new study could confirm the notion.

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Northwestern researchers make potential Parkinson's breakthrough

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

While there are some effective treatments, scientists have yet to discover a cure for Parkinson's disease.

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"Crusty" foods may cause issues for people with heart problems and diabetes

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

For many people, the best part of a piece of chicken or steak is the crust section that forms from cooking.

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Proposed medicare change could be helpful to seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The cost of long-term care can sometimes be a burden for seniors living with chronic conditions, but a new settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit may make it easier for older adults to get coverage for such services under Medicare.

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COPD patients often managing other conditions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which refers to a number of different respiratory illnesses, is one of the most significant health concerns facing seniors.

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Weight lifting linked to reduced metabolic syndrome risks

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Metabolic syndrome, a collection of risk factors that up a person's chances of developing heart disease and diabetes among other conditions, is a serious problem.

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Physical activity may slow brain shrinkage, scientists say

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

There has long been an emphasis placed on seniors staying physically active as they get older. Exercising can help prevent a number of common health conditions, from heart disease to diabetes, and it can even manage pain caused by arthritis.

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Study finds new possible cause of Alzheimer's development

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease continues to plague both the medical community and the elder care providers who take care of loved ones with the neurological disorder.

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Alzheimer's could be predicted by biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease continues to be somewhat of a mystery for many within the medical field, as the disease is the only one in the top 10 list of killers in the U.S. that has no cure or real treatment method, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

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Researchers begin large study on genetic causes of Alzheimer's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Much of the research concerning Alzheimer's disease is aimed at understanding the reasons behind the condition, and a new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital is investigating whether the cause could be genetic.

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IOF report highlights care gap in senior fractures

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Fractures are a serious concern to many senior care providers, but a new report from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) suggests they may not get the attention they deserve.

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Study finds better method for tracking MS progress in patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which a sufferer's immune system starts to eat away at the protective region that covers nerves.

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Less invasive treatment offers hope for Parkinson's patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease often have very little recourse for non-invasive therapy, but a new method may change how the condition is treated.

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