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Robots could be useful for some tasks, healthcare providers suggest

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

With the possibility of robots becoming the wave of the future, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers recently conducted a survey to see how healthcare professionals would feel about dealing with robots.

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Heart failure cases to skyrocket by 2030

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Cardiovascular issues are one of the biggest threats to senior health, and a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that the number of heart failure cases is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades, and with it, costs from the condition.

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Senior driving lesson could boost safety on the road

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

A new study conducted by scientists from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society tested how beneficial driving school could be for seniors.

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New gene could be key to Alzheimer's treatment

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Understanding Alzheimer's disease at its most basic level is one of the most pressing matters facing researchers. Numerous studies seek to uncover the condition's inner workings in an effort to shed light on potential treatments.

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Arthritis medication could improve eye condition symptoms

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Eye conditions can greatly affect the life of all people, though could be more detrimental to seniors' overall health.

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Newly-minted doctors visit patients less frequently than in years past

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Just how much time doctors spend with their patients may greatly decline in the coming years.

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Fiber may protect against stroke

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Though exercise and diet are two of the best ways seniors can keep stroke risk down, a new study has found consuming more fiber might also be beneficial.

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Alternative therapies popular among MS patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, dietary supplements and herbal remedies have become increasingly popular among patients managing chronic conditions, and that includes multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Braces helpful for certain types of knee osteoarthritis

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Knee replacements and other surgeries are popular ways to help alleviate knee pain associated with the osteoarthritis, while a new study shows wearing a knee brace could also boast benefits.

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Parkinson's patients face dangers at hospitals

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Avoiding trips to the hospital is an important aspect of senior care regardless of the patient, but it may be especially crucial for older adults battling Parkinson's disease.

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Breast cancer survivors aren't exercising as much as they should

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Even though treatment options and survival rates have improved over the years, a new study has found breast cancer survivors might not be working out enough to reap certain health benefits.

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Many older adults living with multiple condition present senior care challenges

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Regardless of the condition, senior care is often a difficult task. Whether it is Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease or anything in between, there are many challenges associated with looking after the well-being of the elderly.

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Social media could help seniors thrive

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Even though many people might assume social media is used mostly by younger people, a new study has found home care providers might want to start teaching senior patients about the forums.

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Communication key in avoiding hospital readmissions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Avoiding hospital readmissions is a cornerstone of effective senior care, but doing so is often difficult. An estimated 20 percent of Medicare recipients return to the hospital within 30 days of leaving, which not only takes a significant toll on the health and well-being of patients but also has a steep financial price as well.

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Western diets could be bad for overall health

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Even though it's OK to eat a piece of fried chicken or indulge in a soda once in a while, a new study has found maintaining a Western diet throughout life could mean earlier mortality.

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Cognitive exercises seen as best way for seniors to keep mind sharp

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Preventing cognitive decline is one of the biggest priorities of the senior care community, and it's easy to see why. According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 16 percent of people between 70 and 89 have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is often seen as a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.

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Alcohol impairment may be more profound for seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Even though older Americans should be able to have fun and enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer every now and then, a new study has found seniors might need to be more careful when they drink.

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New mechanism of heart disease could lead to additional treatment

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

As the cause of an estimated 600,000 deaths each year, heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Boxing Parkinson's patients highlight the benefits of physical activity

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

From tremors, to loss of balance, to muscle rigidity, patients with Parkinson's disease face many physical challenges. While medication can be effective at treating some of the hallmark symptoms of the disease, many people managing the condition have turned to unique methods, and for one group of patients in Indianapolis, that could mean hitting the punching bag.

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Study: 1 in 5 seniors taking risky medications

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Communication between every member of a senior's comprehensive care team is essential. If doctors aren't on the same page as home care providers, not only will patients not receive the best treatment possible, but their well-being could be put at risk, and results of a new study bring that into focus.

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