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Understanding how obesity affects overall health

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

The problems associated with obesity are well documented, but many individuals are unaware of just how big of a role the issue plays in personal health.

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'Age' is now more than just years

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis recently focused their efforts on determining what factors should be considered when dealing with the aging population.

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Research identifies ways to prevent depression in ill individuals

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

A recent study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center looked at the rates of depression among patients with this disease, including examining several ways it may be improved or prevented.

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Managing risk factors can reduce the chance of heart disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

There are preventative measures that can be taken to stave off the onset of many common diseases, but patients and their families need to be aware of what the major risk factors are.

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Study shows treatments are preventing stroke deaths

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

For decades, strokes have been one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. However, some recent research found that the fatal instances of this cardiovascular event are decreasing - good news for people young and old.

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Study shows link between heart disease and dementia

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

According to the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, older women who have heart disease face a greater risk of being diagnosed with dementia.

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Understanding how seniors with dementia can live at home

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Although there is no easy way to handle a loved one being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, there are many ways to make the experience easier on all involved.

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Palliative care consults can result in shorter hospital stays, study shows

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, those patients to had a palliative care consult while in the emergency room benefited from the experience.

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Study: Most Americans avoid planning for end-of-life decisions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

According to a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, the majority of people throughout the country are not addressing end-of-life decisions with their loved ones.

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Study finds link between obesity and hearing loss

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

While the sheer number of people dealing with hearing loss may lead many to believe that it is inevitable, in reality, there are a few lifestyle components that play a role as well.

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Study: Diabetes drugs may affect men and women differently

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently looked at how the treatment of type 2 diabetes affects men and women

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Study shows exercise reduces risk of chronic diseases

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

After tracking the behavior and medical issues of more than 2,200 men over almost four decades, researchers managed to draw some conclusions about the role that healthy movements and positive lifestyle choices play in personal health.

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Study: Rheumatoid arthritis patients today better off than in the past

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

A study recently published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal from the American College of Rheumatology, found that patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis today generally have an easier time dealing with the condition.

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Doctor shortage could affect treatment of joint pain

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Receiving proper medical care and treatment is necessary for learning to live with some type of a chronic condition.

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Vitamin D may relieve pain associated with diabetes, depression

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

One recent study looked at the symptoms that can arise in women with type 2 diabetes. Depression and general pain are common occurrences that are related to this illness, and the prevalence of these bothersome problems has caused many experts to search for a problem.

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Research finds older Americans are afflicted with frequent pain

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Physical Therapy

Results of the research showed that nearly half of all older adults in the U.S., or approximately 18.7 million people, deal with frequent bothersome pain.

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Study shows meditation could fight Alzheimer's disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Researchers found that meditation, and more specifically the stress relief that goes along with the practice, may slow the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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A bad night's sleep may lead to falls, study shows

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Recently, researchers conducted a study to determine if there was a relationship between disturbances in sleeping patterns and falls within the elderly population.

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