Which Illness Is More Likely To Send A Senior To The Emergency Room

Which Illness Is More Likely To Send A Senior To The Emergency Room

According to some new research, diabetes-related complications are the most likely culprit that sends them to the ER. Additionally, senior patients tend to remain in the hospital for longer amounts of time and require a higher degree of care and hospital resources, say the authors...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 7, 2019

How to Find A Good Nursing Home

How to Find A Good Nursing Home

A new study has revealed that families that have seniors situated in nursing homes have greater satisfaction and approval of nursing homes that have a bigger staff, in addition to being non-profit. The leader of the study, Tetyana Shippee, an associate professor at the

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 6, 2019

People with Multiple Sclerosis might find hope in new organic compound called alpha-lipoic acid

People with Multiple Sclerosis might find hope in new organic compound called alpha-lipoic acid

Some researchers have started taking alpha-lipoic acid into consideration in hopes of helping patients with Multiple Sclerosis with gait and balance.There is an organic compound, called alpha-lipoic acid, that shows antioxidant properties, and it might be of help to people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in terms...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 5, 2019

Psychological distress might increase the risk of Alzheimer's

Psychological distress might increase the risk of Alzheimer's

New research has shown that exhaustion, which is an indicator of psychological distress, might add up to the risk of people developing Alzheimer's disease. A lot of factors might increase the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, and they include, but are...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 4, 2019

Seniors Are Advised to Treat Hearing Loss

Seniors Are Advised to Treat Hearing Loss

Two new studies looked into seniors' awareness about their hearing loss and concluded that when hearing loss goes on undiagnosed, it may eventually increase the medical bills, as well as lead to more health problems for many seniors. In one of the studies, researchers went...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 4, 2019

Marijuana Increasingly More Popular with seniors

Marijuana Increasingly More Popular with seniors

New research shows that marijuana isn't only popular with youngsters anymore as more and more seniors decide to light one up. Federal survey data reports that 9% of people aged between 50 and 64 and almost 3% of people aged 65+ have tried marijuana during...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Feb 1, 2019

Intense Stem Cell Therapy - a Possible Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Intense Stem Cell Therapy - a Possible Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

A new Intense Stem Cell Therapy known as HSCT has shown promising results during a clinical trial. However, experts give words of caution, saying that it might not work for everyone. Stem cells might prove to be an important breakthrough for the treatment of multiple...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 31, 2019

HIV drugs might help treat Alzheimer's

HIV drugs might help treat Alzheimer's

According to a new research, an HIV enzyme has an important role in driving Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology by way of modifying the APP gene. For the authors of this study, these results ask for an "immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer's disease."

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 31, 2019

Does daily aspirin help seniors to prevent a heart attack or a stroke in the elderly

Does daily aspirin help seniors to prevent a heart attack or a stroke in the elderly

Doctors recommend a daily low-dose of aspirin for people that have survived a heart attack, or people that have a high risk of getting one, but up until now, these daily doses of aspirin have not been recommended for seniors that are in good health condition.

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 29, 2019

Joint Swelling might lead to Knee Osteoarthritis

Joint Swelling might lead to Knee Osteoarthritis

Heberden’s nodes usually show up in finger joints and are associated with osteoarthritis in the knees. This kind of finger joint swelling is long known to be a potential sign of osteoarthritis, but it might also be a sign of arthritic damage to the knees.

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Sholem Berkowitz | Jan 29, 2019

Should Alzheimer's patients be given medical marijuana

Should Alzheimer's patients be given medical marijuana

Minnesota joins the fray by legalizing medical marihuana to be used by people with Alzheimer’s. Some states have already adopted this new legalization, and even more are in the process of allowing the use of marihuana by people that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Some researchers, however, state that this...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 20, 2018

Coffee might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Coffee might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers are saying that coffee might contain some compounds that help in plaque buildup prevention, but they also state that they need some more research on the matter. It is a well-known fact that Americans love drinking coffee, since 6 out of 10 Americans have a...

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Sholem Berkowitz | Dec 12, 2018

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