Bio

Specialties:

  • geriatrics nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have preached that the lower the blood pressure, the better for preventing heart disease and stroke.

    But a new study suggests that having low blood pressure in later years may be linked with worse memory, at least in those dia...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There will be almost twice as many elderly Americans in 2050 as there are now, posing serious issues for the nation's health care system, according to two U.S. Census Bureau reports released Tuesday.

    "The United States is projected to age signific...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to exercise, reaching "retirement age" is no time to slow down: Seniors who maintain or boost their physical activity levels are less likely to suffer a heart attack, a new study suggests.

    Exercise improves the electrical well-being of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does little to reduce seniors' risk of falls, a new review finds.

    Researchers analyzed 20 studies that included nearly 30,000 people and tested how vitamin D supplements affected fall risk...Full Article