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Nursing Home Know-How

Nursing Home Know-How

The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities

Heart Failure: Your Treatment Options

A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that U.S. heart failure rates are rising. The number of Americans who have the condition increased from about 5.7 million between 2009 and 2012 to about 6.5 million between 2011 and 2014, according to the AHA’s Heart Disease and Stroke

New Stroke Risk Factors Identified, Guidelines Issued for Women

A stroke is a devastating event that changes the lives of nearly 800,000 U.S. adults every year. When a stroke doesn’t kill, it often leaves the victim seriously disabled and unable to live independently. Stroke is the primary reason for nursing home admission.

Ischemic strokes are caused by blood clots and

Nursing Home Know-How

The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities

Stand Up to Health Posture and Improve Quality of Life

Good posture can do more than just improve your appearance. It can improve your health and wellbeing too. Slouching and slumping places intense pressure on specific body points, such as your jaw, neck, chest, and low back.

“This can lead to a variety of issues, such as breathing problems, headaches, digestive

Extra Zinc Boosts Immune System in Older Adults

Your immune system weakens as your body ages, making older adults more susceptible to infections. But the mineral zinc may play an important role in staving off such infections. Previous research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts has shown that 30% of

Newsbriefs: In-Home OT; Flu Treatment

In-Home OT May Not Help Dementia Sufferers
In-home occupational therapy (OT) does not help Alzheimer’s disease (AD) sufferers maintain physical function, according to researchers writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Nov. 22, 2016. Previous studies had suggested that this type of intervention might slow the neurological and physical decline that

New Approach May Help Manage Dementia-Related Behavior Issues

Problems with memory and decision-making are often the challenges we associate most with dementia. But for people with this condition, emotional and behavioral issues can be just as difficult for the patients and those around them. It’s not unusual for someone with dementia to act aggressively or become easily agitated.
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Newsbriefs: Helicobacter Pylori; Infections; UTIs; Hearing

A New Look at Helicobacter Pylori.
The stomach bacteria helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), found in about two-thirds of the world’s population, can lead to complications such as gastritis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, and stomach and bowel cancer. The infection typically is treated with antibiotics, which also destroy “good” gut bacteria. But

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