Anthony Cirillo

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.

    The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having eithe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light physical activity may benefit older adults' hearts -- even if they have mobility issues, a new study suggests.

    It's well known that regular exercise can do a heart good, at any age. But there's little evidence on whether light activity ca...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research links the virus behind chickenpox and shingles to a blood vessel condition that afflicts the elderly and can sometimes be deadly.

    The study doesn't prove that the so-called varicella zoster virus causes the condition, known as gian...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people age 70 or older who struggle with a chronic illness, loneliness is often a complicating factor, a new study finds.

    Canadian researchers looked at 121 older adults, mostly in their 70s. They found that feelings of loneliness rose after t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study seems to lend credence to the adage that there may be snow on the rooftop but there's fire in the furnace.

    People in the early years of marriage have sex more frequently, but then levels of intimacy typically taper off over time. Howe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation may help older adults get a better night's sleep, a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that among 49 older adults with sleep problems, those who learned mindfulness practices started sleeping better within six weeks. I...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the flu season continues to show signs that it has peaked, it is hitting those over 65 the hardest, sending record numbers of older Americans to the hospital, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

    Seniors may be hit harder by influenza this...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in two U.S. nursing home workers gets an annual flu shot, a new study says.

    "Low staff vaccination rates put vulnerable populations at risk of contracting influenza," wrote the authors of the study in the February issue of the Am...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a blood test that they say could help neurologists detect Parkinson's disease and track the illness as it progresses.

    "If successful, we expect our findings will translate into a valuable diagnostic tool for Parkinson's ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)....Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression and other distressing symptoms, a new study finds.

    Experts said the study, published Feb. 2 in Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights disturbing shortco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

    Spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) is a diuretic widely used in treating hear...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is a common and troubling symptom for critically ill hospital patients, and medications are often used to ease the condition. But a new study suggests that non-drug alternatives are available.

    According to the st...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

    These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.

    T...Full Article