Category Archives: HealthCare News

Judging Quality of Life in Care Facilities

What do residents in long-term care facilities value most? What makes them feel most “at home” in their new home? An international group of researchers asked over 15,000 residents of long-term care facilities around the world these questions, publishing the … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: A Risk for the Elderly

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), osteoporosis and osteopenia affect more than half of adults over the age of 50 in the United States. The IOF points out that low bone density is a major health threat for US … Continue reading

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Be Sure To Discuss The Crucial Health Issue At Your Annual Exam

Whether you’re 20 or 80, healthy or sick, there is an important conversation you need to have with your doctor at your next annual exam. It’s not a conversation about your current health concerns, but about your future ones. It’s … Continue reading

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New AHA Report Shows Cardiovascular Disease Continues To Rise In U.S.

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, though cancer is a close second, and chronic respiratory diseases are third. In order to combat the threat of cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently published … Continue reading

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A Healthy Diet Can Help In The Treatment Of Depression

Although diet has been directly linked to a variety of physical illnesses, a recent study shows that it even impacts mental health. Dr. Joseph Firth, a research fellow at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, led the meta-study, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus refers to a group of diseases in which the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. In Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin, the hormone that regulates … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis Breakthrough Increases Bone Mass by as Much as 800%

Osteoporosis is commonly associated with women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25% of women over the age of 65 have this disease of thinning, brittle bones. Although a high percentage of adult men are … Continue reading

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ADLs and IADLs: What is the Difference?

Caregivers for the elderly often find themselves drowning in acronyms. There are acronyms for diseases and conditions, like COPD; for classes of medications, like NSAIDs, and for types of care, like LTC. And the list goes on and on. Two … Continue reading

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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

It is a well-known statistical fact that women have a longer lifespan than men — not just in the United States, but across the world. What is less well-known is that this difference applies across most the animal kingdom as … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s and Normal Aging: What’s the Difference

You walk into a room, but forget why you entered it. You struggle to find a common word. Moments like these can make you worry that you have Alzheimer’s. How can you tell? Here’s a short guide to knowing the … Continue reading

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