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Specialties:

  • geriatrics nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests.

    The study of 10 centers in New York state found that, in the space of just one month, nearly 20 perce...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey.

    The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonw...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements may not reduce seniors' risk of memory loss, according to a new study.

    Past research hinted that taking vitamin B12 and folic acid might help protect memory and thinking skills, according to backgrou...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report.

    Researchers performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 people olde...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pain and depression before an operation may increase seniors' risk for delirium after surgery, a new study suggests.

    Rates of delirium after surgery are highest among older patients, occurring in up to 51 percent of tho...Full Article