Christine Ganzer

Bio

Specialties:

  • geriatrics nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests.

    The study, which did not prove a cause-and-effect link between the two brain-based ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Including women older than 70 in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease, a new study finds.

    In fact, mass breast cancer screening programs could result in older women being over...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. That could help explain why some older people who have beta-amyloid deposits do not develop dementia, California researchers repor

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.

    "The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

    • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand t
    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help older loved ones cope with life changes:

    • Learn more about how people grieve, and understand t
    ...Full Article
  • 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

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • 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

  • 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