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Healthy lifestyle could add years to seniors' lives

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

It's no secret that healthy lifestyle habits are an important part of senior living, but a recent study sheds light on exactly how big of an impact it can have.

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Screening method may be breakthrough for diabetes patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Older adults managing diabetes have many potential health risks to contend with.

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Pumping up exercise routines midlife may offer healthier golden years

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

There have been a number of studies conducted that highlight the perks of eating right and exercising throughout life.

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Aspirin regimen can benefit prostate cancer patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

There has been a considerable amount of research performed on the potential health benefits of regular aspirin use, especially in the case of older adults managing a chronic condition.

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Sensor may non-invasively test glucose levels of diabetics

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Currently more than 25 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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As flu season approaches, NCOA encourages seniors to get vaccinated

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

With flu season rapidly approaching, many senior care providers are bracing themselves for the threat of the common virus.

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Study finds ICU misdiagnosis occur in one in four critically ill adults

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

A recent study conducted by scientists from John Hopkins University School of Medicine has found misdiagnoses in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be to blame for a substantial number of ill older adult deaths across the nation.

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Alzheimer's drug trials offer mixed results, scientists optimistic

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Though a recent trial of the latest Alzheimer's drug was not successful, the results do offer some cause for celebration.

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Study confirms effectiveness of PSA test

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Prostate cancer is one of the biggest health threats facing older men, but there has been considerable debate over the effectiveness of prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests.

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CAC scans found to be best predictor of heart disease risks

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death among men and women in America.

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Parkinson's patients may improve memory skills with a good night's sleep

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Parkinson's disease affects more than 1 million Americans, with approximately 60,000 new cases each year, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

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Care providers need to educate themselves on food safety, study says

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Whether due to poor eyesight, decreased sense of smell or lack of judgement, older adults are often at a greater risk for contracting foodborne illnesses.

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Obesity, metabolic syndrome linked to faster cognitive decline

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Obesity has long been linked to other medical conditions including higher risks of diabetes, coronary diseases and metabolic syndrome.

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Researchers point to berry wine as possible new diabetes treatment

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Seniors receiving diabetes care frequently try to reduce their symptoms.

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Cognitive training may have long-lasting impact

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Cognitive decline is one of the most significant health challenges older adults face, and it can often be difficult or impossible to reverse some of the effects.

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More older adults managing multiple chronic conditions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

As the aging population increases, there has been a renewed focus on senior health, and recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest the situation may be more dire than once thought.

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Dementia-free aging may be genetic, researchers say

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Staying dementia-free is a crucial component of healthy aging, and while many older adults make a point to keep their minds sharp to increase their lifespan, a lot of it may have to do with genetics.

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Combined exercise and compound therapy may benefit stroke victims

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Stroke is among some of the most common fatal and debilitating medical conditions in the world. Approximately 128,842 people in America die from a stroke each year and it is the fourth leading cause of death around the nation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

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Adding exercise to daily routine can cut fall risk

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Avoiding falls is one of the most important aspects of independent living, and researchers believe they have developed a new program that can help seniors stay on their feet.

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New study brings hope of future heart disease vaccination

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death among both men and women in America, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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