F. Michael Gloth, III

Bio

Specialties:

  • gerontology

Affiliation:

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Activity

  • 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 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
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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.

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  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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