Christine Ganzer

Bio

Specialties:

  • geriatrics nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years.

    "The main cause of mortality arise...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less likely than women to reach 100, but those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers, a new study finds.

    Although women are four times more likely than men to hit 100, they are more likely to suffer broken bones or develop ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

    Low scores on such tests could serve as a "red flag" for the progressive brain disease up to 18 years before it can be diagnosed, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have led to an increase in malaria deaths last year, a new study finds.

    Research in Guinea, one of the countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, indicates an extra 74,000 cases of malaria went unt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a bad neighborhood can accelerate aging, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at more than 2,900 people in the Netherlands and found that those living in neighborhoods with high levels of noise, crime and vandalism were biologically...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study.

    Moderate-intensity physical activity has been shown to be good for your health. But, this study suggests that seniors should also be enco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.

    Researchers who reviewed 18 studies recommended against the procedure as a treatmen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain proteins can be detected in the blood of people long before they develop Alzheimer's disease and may offer a way to diagnose and treat the disease earlier, a new study suggests.

    The proteins -- called lysosomal proteins -- play a ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental activity don't appear to prevent the brain from developing the telltale beta-amyloid deposits that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    "While it was hoped that early, or current, engagement in these ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Spinal Cord Injury Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.

    "Spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury that often results in perm...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A fairly simple scoring system appears to accurately estimate patients' risk of dying within a year of hospitalization, a new study finds.

    Researchers said the tool could be useful in comparing hospitals' quality of care in a more accurate way. But...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TBD, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even when shingles vaccination does not prevent the disease, it reduces the risk of long-term pain that can occur as a complication of the condition, according to a new study.

    Although the U.S. Advisory Council on Immunization Practices recommends shingles va...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests.

    "There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate canc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive care unit patients who develop delirium have a higher risk of death, longer hospital stays and are more likely to have mental impairment after leaving the hospital, a large review finds.

    Delirium includes confus...Full Article