Anthony Cirillo

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  • Sharecare News
    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

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    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

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

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

    A study involving hundreds of older women foun...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more chronic medical conditions people have at retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy may be, a new study claims.

    Since nearly four in five older Americans have multiple health issues, scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For older Americans, a fall can sometimes bring serious health consequences. And a new study finds that seniors are more likely to fall while carrying out routine daily errands than when they are walking for exercise.

    As the researchers noted, s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the exact reason why Alzheimer's disease develops still remains elusive, scientists report that they've found a new protein that may play an important role in the devastating memory illness.

    What they don't yet know is whether or not t...Full Article