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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.
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.
Across the U.S. more than 8 percent of all adults report symptoms of later-onset asthma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For hospitals without a stroke specialist, proper and efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients who experience the event can be particularly complicated.
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.
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.
New studies indicate that a person's physical capacity as they age may be directly related to their level of happiness.
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.
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.
People who spend prolonged periods of the day sitting may be putting themselves at a higher risk of developing chronic disease.
During January, National Bath Safety Month provides an opportunity to address common household concerns.
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.
Every 17 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.
By the time they reach 80, more than half of Americans experience problems with cataracts, according to Aging Care.
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