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Broccoli tied to slowed progression of arthritis

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is among the most common health issues in the senior population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 27 million Americans have arthritis, and the condition can make it difficult for them to stay active and maintain their independence.

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Sleeping pills a necessity for many senior citizens

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

America's senior citizen population appears to have trouble getting to sleep at night, based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Q&A: Diane Omdahl, Medicare expert

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

There's no denying the Medicare enrollment process can be complicated. There are many plans to choose from, but having a knowledgeable expert's opinion can certainly help.

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Johns Hopkins researchers discover potential biological cause for Parkinson's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Researchers have long been searching for clues as to why Parkinson's disease destroys brain cells. Uncovering the root cause behind the disease's hallmark symptoms could offer insight into potential treatment options, and now a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins University believes it may have made a significant breakthrough.

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Seniors must not ignore the signs of depression

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

While people of all ages can have depression, older adults are especially at risk of developing this mood disorder.

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Doctor opens center for senior surgery patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Surgery can pose a significant senior care challenge. While older adults often require surgery for a wide variety of reasons, it's hard to know whether they are able to withstand the stress associated with going under the knife.

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Study suggests video game could aid in stroke recovery

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Stroke recovery often requires patients to focus on a variety of areas. Patients may encounter a number of side effects ranging from limited mobility to problems with speech, and while options such as physical therapy and senior care are both effective and vital, recent research suggest a new method - video games - could offer some benefits.

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Knee replacement surgery may yield greater savings over time

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Joint Replacement

Gone are the days where an active lifestyle meant senior years with less physical activity due to damaged joints.

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Visiting with familiar physician can reduce rehospitalization risk in heart failure patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Hospital readmissions have been at the center of discussion when it comes to improving senior care. This was especially evident when the Affordable Care Act included language that punished hospitals with a high number of patients returning for treatment within 30 days.

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Study: Making health care decisions for a loved one is a complicated process

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Having an advance health care plan offers a wide variety of advantages, but perhaps most importantly is that it provides family members some insight into the wishes of their loved ones. This can be especially helpful if a patient becomes cognitively impaired and unable to make decisions for themselves.

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Boomer generation spurs changing attitudes toward end of life care

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

The baby boomer generation - those born between 1946 and 1964 -  has changed the way a lot of people view retirement living. Boomers are working later, pursuing more active second acts and are heading back to the classroom in greater numbers.

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How to speed up recovery from hip replacement surgery

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Joint Replacement

Undergoing hip replacement surgery is a common practice among many older adults. The procedure can help alleviate pain and, in turn, allow seniors to increase their mobility and regain much of their independence.

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Ways to address caregiver challenges

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Most people take on the task of caring for an older loved one because they want to. While some might assume working, raising a family and carving out time to provide for a parent may be a walk in the park, most realize doing so much can leave them feeling stretched to their limit.

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Eye test may offer insight into stroke risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Identifying risk factors for stroke can go a long way in helping patients prevent cardiovascular events and allowing senior care providers to stay vigilant.

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Study findings could change the way doctors view heart disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American adults, with an estimated 600,000 people succumbing to the condition each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Brain may be able to repair itself after radiation, study suggests

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Treating brain tumors presents many challenges, but one of the biggest is that the radiation that kills the tumor often permanently damages brain tissue. Although doctors have long believed it is impossible to regenerate new, healthy brain cells after radiation therapy, research suggests otherwise.

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Rheumatoid arthritis may raise risk of blood clots

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis makes independent living difficult for millions of Americans. An autoimmune disease, the condition affects the lining of joints in the hands and feet, causing swelling that results in joint deformity and bone erosion.

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CDC: Suicide rate spikes among seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

Recent studies have indicated that general satisfaction tends to increase as adults get older. A 2012 study from Northeastern University suggests that older adults are better able to hold on to positive memories.

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No genetic link between Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease present some of the most significant senior care challenges, and while health care experts have long speculated that there's a common link between the two neurodegenerative conditions, a new study suggests that's not the case.

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Seniors urged to discuss end of life plan ahead of time

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Sitting down to discuss an older relative's end of life plan might be a tough conversation for family caregivers to have, but it's an important one.

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