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Senior men benefit from regular exercise

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Working out on a regular basis has been tied to a variety of benefits in older adults, from improving heart health to reducing the likelihood of developing certain disorders, such as cancer. New research indicates that staying active may be particularly helpful for senior men.

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New blood test may help detect pre-diabetes

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

A variety of methods are used to test for diabetes, and new studies indicate that certain options may help identify the disease earlier than ever before.

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New study ties adult asthma and depression

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Across the U.S. more than 8 percent of all adults report symptoms of later-onset asthma.

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Seniors in hospice care may benefit from pet companions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression, Hospice

One of the most successful methods for preventing or minimizing depression, particularly among older adults in hospice care, has been partnering patients with support animals. Whether full-time companions or occasional visitors, pets have been proven to add value to the lives of people in hospice care and seniors in general.

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Falls leading cause of spinal cord injuries in U.S.

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Physical Therapy, Senior Care

In previous years, the majority of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries occurred as a result of automobile crashes, however that statistic may no longer be true. According to a study conducted by scientist at Johns Hopkins University, falls may in fact be responsible for more spinal complications than any other factor.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning more common during winter

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The polar vortex responsible for record low temperatures across the U.S. has brought to light a number of health concerns that may be particularly dangerous for seniors.

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Could fruit flies be the key to detecting cancer?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

In the past, a variety of methods have been used to detect cancer. The latest research from scientists in Konstanz, Germany, and Rome, Italy, adds one more approach to this list: fruit flies.

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Fish oil tied to decreased risk of Alzheimer's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Chronic Disease, Senior Care

New studies from the University of South Dakota published in the journal Neurology indicate that taking fish oil supplements or eating more fish may help boost the brain and prevent cognitive decline.

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Heart attacks deadliest during hospital off hours

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Heart attacks can be deadly at any time, but people who experience them may be at a particularly high risk when they occur outside of normal hospital hours. This conclusion comes from research published recently in the British Medical Journal.

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Telestroke technology benefits patients, hospitals

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

For hospitals without a stroke specialist, proper and efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients who experience the event can be particularly complicated. 

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New treatment for diabetes-related vision problems

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Recent studies from Emory University published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicate that treatments currently in use for patients with Parkinson's disease may also improve visual function in people with diabetes.

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People with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from shoulder replacement

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Joint Replacement

According to new research from the Mayo Clinic published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, shoulder replacement may be a solution for reducing the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Want better mobility with age? Be happy

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression, Senior Care

New studies indicate that a person's physical capacity as they age may be directly related to their level of happiness.

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Understand blood glucose targets to minimize other risks

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Managing diabetes entails keeping close track of diet, exercise regimens and body weight, but perhaps even more importantly, it means being well aware of blood glucose levels.

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Is snacking the key to better health?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Many people may be living under the impression that snacking outside of three daily meals can increase body fat and lead to complications in health such as heart disease and diabetes.

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Active lifestyle may reduce risk of chronic disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis, Senior Care

People who spend prolonged periods of the day sitting may be putting themselves at a higher risk of developing chronic disease.

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Bath Safety Month promotes at-home attention

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

During January, National Bath Safety Month provides an opportunity to address common household concerns.

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Preventing diabetes with the Mediterranean diet

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

As people age, their likelihood of developing diabetes increases, but there are ways to decrease the chances of experiencing symptoms before the disease becomes a problem.

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Risk of diabetes increases with age

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Every 17 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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Aging and cataracts: What to watch for, what can help

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

By the time they reach 80, more than half of Americans experience problems with cataracts, according to Aging Care.

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