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Widely-used medication may raise seniors' fall risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Many seniors experience sleep problems, but a common drug prescribed to help treat them may be putting them at a greater risk for falls.

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Could coconut oil be a natural treatment for Alzheimer's?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease affects around 5.4 million Americans, and experts estimate the number of seniors with the condition will likely increase in the coming years as the population ages.

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Program may help type 2 diabetes patients live better

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Many patients with diabetes must rely on help from a home health care nurse as the condition worsens.

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Dementia, ALS may have similar causes

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and dementia are two of the most serious health concerns facing seniors, and new research suggests they may be more closely linked than originally thought.

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New research uncovers possible neurological cause of arthritis pain

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 27 million adults in the United States, and despite the fact that it can seriously threaten independent living, there is still no known cure for the common condition.

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Changes in weather could be linked to influx in arthritis pain

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Many home health care nurses may have heard their patients with arthritis complain that their symptoms are more intense when the weather is raw and damp.

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Eye exam may hold key to measuring progression of MS

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Tracking the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) is important as doctors look for effective therapies and treatment options, and researchers believe a simple eye scan could paint an accurate picture of the disease's progression.

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Some seniors may not be getting enough mental health care

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

Senior care encompasses more than just the physical well-being of older adults.

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MRI scans may predict Alzheimer's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is typically used to address trauma in a patient's head or body following an incident. MedicineNet reports it is also used to accurately detect diseases and other issues in a person's body.

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Senate committee issues report on Alzheimer's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is one of the most serious health issues facing the United States, and earlier this year the Obama administration announced a national plan to address the devastating disease.

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Scientists find possible link to repairing hearts following heart attack

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Heart conditions continue to be a major problem in the U.S. and finding new treatment options for preventing heart attacks and heart disease is of the utmost importance.

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Small strokes can cause significant brain damage, study finds

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California in San Diego found that a single blood vessel in the brain can cause a great deal of damage, possibly even altering a person's behavior.

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Study finds calcium scan may predict if diabetes patients will develop heart disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Diabetes is a serious condition on its own, as more than 25 million Americans are living with some form of the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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Positive outlook on aging will help seniors recover from illness more quickly

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

There are a lot of factors that go into helping seniors successfully recover from injury or disability.

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Study finds many men with fibromyalgia live with condition undiagnosed

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Fibromyalgia is a relatively new disorder in which a person suffers from widespread musculoskeletal pain along with issues affecting their sleep, memory and mood, the Mayo Clinic reports.

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Stroke risk raised by psychological distress, study finds

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

Mental and physical well-being are closely linked, and this is especially true for older adults. Health experts have even found that depression and anxiety are tied to physical disability and other ailments.

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Study finds some diabetes patients may be over-medicated

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Diabetes is a huge issue facing the population, and this disease plagues more individuals as they reach senior status.

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Hard to detect 'silent strokes' may raise Parkinson's risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Strokes often leave those who suffer them with disabilities, some of which may even necessitate the use of home care. However, in some cases, events known as "silent strokes" don't present any noticeable symptoms yet may be just as damaging.

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Stress test could predict heart disease risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most serious conditions in the U.S., as it is the leading cause of death among both men and women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

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Losing weight tied to aerobic exercise

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

For many seniors, aging in place is their main goal. Whether they are able to do so independently, or with the help of home health care providers, being healthy and residing in the home they love is the hope for most elders.

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