Sharine Forbes

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests.

    Surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 found that far fewer retirees who said they used the Internet for communication...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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined survey data gathered from more than 1,000 English-speaking black and white adults across the United States who were at least 65 years ol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests.

    Folks with mild impairment of memory or thought had an 80 percent higher de...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span.

    Genetic mutations have been...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds.

    But there's a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on brain power, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. Mehraneh Jafari of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine ex...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated, according to a new study.

    Researchers in Sweden cautioned that hearing loss could a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.

    It included 86 women, aged 70 to 80, who had mild mem...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and elderly people with HIV may have deficits in their mental skills that affect their ability to drive, according to a small new study.

    The study included 26 adults with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), aged 40 and older, who were g...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.

    It included more than 2,800 men, average age 76, in six locations across the United States. Sleep data was collected from the men through a wrist device ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement.

    People with jobs that require problem solving, planning and information analysis appear more likely to retain a clear memor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A record number of elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision maker, a new study finds.

    The percentage of seniors with living wills -- also called advance d...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A 25-year study finds that monkeys who consume a very-low-calorie diet live much healthier, longer lives than monkeys who ate what they liked.

    The findings may be welcome news for those who believe that caloric restriction might also help humans ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links heart disease with increased odds of developing dementia.

    Researchers found that artery stiffness -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheim...Full Article