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  • 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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals.

    "We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years," said senior study author Dr. Jos...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study.

    For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found.

    "For those who had a mild memory problem, los...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's heat puts everyone at potential risk for heat-related illness, but seniors and people with chronic health problems are especially vulnerable.

    Heat illnesses -- collectively known as hyperthermia -- include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of breast cancer screening for older women has soared because of increased use of new technologies, but that hasn't led to earlier detection of breast cancer, a new study shows.

    Researchers compared data from 2001-02 and 2008-09, and foun...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics Nursing:

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns.

    Already, a growing number of older Americans a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Think soccer is only for young elite athletes playing in the World Cup?

    Not so: A new Danish study finds that the game Europeans call "football" can bring serious health benefits to men in their 60s and beyond.

    "...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.

    They analyzed ch...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    As people get older, many begin to take multiple medications. This can increase th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have preached that the lower the blood pressure, the better for preventing heart disease and stroke.

    But a new study suggests that having low blood pressure in later years may be linked with worse memory, at least in those dia...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Speaking two or more languages helps protect your brain as you age, even if you learn new languages as an adult, new research suggests.

    The study included 835 people born in Scotland in 1936 whose first language was English. They were given mental ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have schizophrenia appear to face a higher risk of getting dementia, new research suggests.

    "The rates of dementia in those with schizophrenia in the study were twice that of non-schizophrenic patients," said lead researcher Hugh H...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older black trauma patients are 20 percent more likely to survive their injuries than their white peers are, a new study shows.

    The finding is surprising because studies typically show that black trauma patients have worse outcomes than whites, ...Full Article