Christine Ganzer

Bio

Specialties:

  • geriatrics nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.

    The findings suggest it may be possible to use brain scans to detect such leaks and rep...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests.

    However, even a little exercise -- a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example -- is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 percent, the British...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that adults with HIV tend to have worse hearing than those not infected with the AIDS-causing virus.

    Researchers led by Peter Torre, of San Diego State University, assessed the hearing of 262 men averaging 57 years of age, and 13...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests.

    Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, more than one-third of the more than 10,000 weather-related deaths in the United States occur because of extreme heat conditions, according to recent federal statistics.

    Now, a new study finds that heat stroke is the leading cause of h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that decades of financial experience help seniors stay smart about money matters, despite the mental declines that come with age.

    It all has to do with the various ways the brain handles financial issues, explained study lea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A high-dose influenza vaccine is better than the standard vaccine for frail seniors under care in nursing homes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that the high-dose shot produces a stronger immune response in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who feel "young at heart" may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests.

    Seniors who said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age experienced a lower death rate over the course of eight years ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of Americans over the age of 65 -- about 16 million people -- live with at least one disability, a new federal government report shows.

    The findings are cause for concern because more than 13 percent of Americans (almost 41 milli...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American seniors go online to check their health records, a new study suggests.

    Many doctors offer patients online access to certain parts of their electronic medical records, including immunization records, lab ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

    Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say.

    Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.

    The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-relate...Full Article