Anthony Cirillo

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.

    CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narro...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows.

    The treatment involves plac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide scandal -- were caused by delays in care.

    A draft report from the VA's Office of Inspector Gen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.

    Researchers compared the spatial attention skills of 60 older adults and younger people. Spatial attention is importa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

    In Alzheimer's patients, sleep disruption can be especially severe and often results in nighttime ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

    Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to wom...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.

    "Sons provide a lower relative share of total parent care if th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The high-dose flu shot protects seniors better than the standard dose does, a new study finds.

    About one in four cases of flu in older patients vaccinated with the standard dose could be prevented if the high-dose vaccine were used instead, the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals.

    Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A region of the brain that plays a key role in contextual memories has been pinpointed in rats by researchers.

    Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders can affect contextual memory.

    Contextual memories help you recall your location w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults' minds may be sharpest in the morning, a new small study finds.

    Canadian researchers used functional MRI to monitor the brain activity of 16 younger adults (aged 19 to 30) and 16 older adults (aged 60 to 82) as they did a series of me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESSDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in 20 older adults in the United States may be financially exploited, a new study suggests.

    In fact, most older adults have had their money or property stolen or used improperly at some point, the researchers found. What's wors...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study.

    "There is no doubt that women over 65 suffer from asthma much more than men over 65," ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.

    Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garde...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review sug

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