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High doses of Ibuprofen, NSAIDs could raise risk of heart problems

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Ibuprofen is one of the most commonly used pain killers, and is a popular treatment method for people managing rheumatoid arthritis. While certainly a help, the medication, often referred to as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), carries some significant health risks when it is taken in high doses.

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Stroke costs to skyrocket by 2030, AHA says

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death among seniors, and experts anticipate their numbers to increase in the coming decades. The American Heart Association estimates that instances of stroke may grow 20 percent by 2030, and aside from the physical toll, the financial consequences could be dire.

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Elderly hospital patients spend too much time in bed, experts say

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Helping older adults stay active is often a cornerstone of senior care. Whether they're managing a chronic conditions such as arthritis or recovering from joint replacement surgery, the simple act of moving around can offer considerable benefits.

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Vitamins show promise in preventing spread of dementia

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

For years, researchers have been looking for a potential treatment to delay the onset of dementia and other cognitive diseases. Much of their efforts have relied on testing drugs and other pharmaceutical routes, but some scientists believe that a more natural path of vitamins could be the best option.

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Aspirin could protect seniors against cognitive decline post-surgery

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Going in for surgery can be stressful for anyone, but the risks and issues that can arise greatly increase among the senior population.

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Injections of sugar water could curb knee pain

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Though there's currently no cure for OA, scientists from the University of Washington have discovered sugar water injections to the knee could help alleviate some of the pain it causes.

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Depression in seniors tied to different cellular activity

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

An estimated 6.5 million Americans 65 and older experience symptoms of depression, according to the National Alliance of Mental Health, and a considerable amount of research suggests the condition can have a substantial impact on their physical health.

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Switching doctors more common among obese patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Though there are different reasons why certain obese people go on to develop certain conditions, a new study finds "doctor hopping" could be to blame for worse treatment options and care.

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USC researchers find drugs could prevent, treat Alzheimer's in mice

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

A class of drugs commonly used to map images of the brain may offer medical experts the best chances yet to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.

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Diabetes medication may offer other heart-healthy benefits

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

New diabetes medication may offer patients more benefits that its original purpose.

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Stroke treatment effective regardless of age

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

How a patient is treated immediately following a stroke has a significant impact on how success his or her recovery is, and new research suggests that older patients should not be viewed any differently when it comes to stroke recovery care.

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Study breaks down what causes blood pressure to spike

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Since heart disease is one of the biggest issues facing the home care industry, finding new ways to curb high blood pressure, or what triggers blood pressure to rise, could help reduce its prevalence.

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CDC's 'Strive for Five' program targets arthritis

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

With more than 50 million Americans living with some form of the condition, arthritis is one of the most common ailments affecting the independent living of seniors. Although the joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis can make it difficult to stay active, doing so is one of the best ways to manage the condition.

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Poor sleeping habits could be tied to prostate cancer risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

A new study out of the University of Iceland has discovered poor sleeping habits could also be tied to an increased risk of prostate cancer.

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Effective Alzheimer's markers dedicated at Washington University

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Among the most significant challenges associated with Alzheimer's care is that once symptoms start to show, it's often too late, which is why early diagnosis is the key to treating the condition.

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Harvard study reveals potential breakthrough for heart failure patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Heart failure is one of the biggest threats to senior health and is often caused by the thickening of the organ's walls that typically comes with getting older.

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Peppers could aid in preventing Parkinson's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

The struggles of providing care to an aging loved one are challenging whether a parent has Alzheimer's, arthritis, hearing problems or many other conditions that require help. One issue that poses plenty of problems is Parkinson's disease.

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Cancer drug may treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

The accumulation of abnormal proteins on brain cells are one of the hallmark signs of cognitive disease such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and a team of researchers from Georgetown University believe they have found a potential method of removal.

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Spending time in the sun my lower blood pressure, stroke risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Many senior care providers encourage their patients to spend time outside, and with good reason. Walking out the front door has shown to offer a host of health benefits, and new research from scientists at the University of Edinburgh suggests there may be more than people realize.

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Not enough arthritis patients walk to treat symptoms

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Arthritis affects millions of older adults in the United States, and the pain and discomfort associated with the condition can often make it difficult for seniors to maintain their independence.

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