Dr. Christine Ganzer

Bio

Specialties:

  • Geriatrics Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's we...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

    Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- varied between doct...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New medications are boosting quality of life for many older people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study indicates.

    The drugs Avastin and Lucentis have significantly increased the number of people with AMD whose vision remains go...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows.

    "These findings have substantial implications for the future of high blood pres...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests.

    In 2015, slightly more than 12 million Americans had a vision problem. But by 2050, that num...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospitalist:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients may face an increased risk of death when medical residents leave their monthly rotations, new research suggests.

    "Most hospitals have guidelines for the handoffs that occur on a daily basis, and usually those handoffs include a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report.

    Family-style meals and music, in particular, showed promise for improving eating and drinking habits, British researc...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Loved ones acting on behalf of critically ill patients are often more optimistic about outcomes than physicians. But not necessarily because they don't grasp the gravity of the case, new research suggests.

    The study of more than 200 surrogate "dec...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of all heart attacks may be "silent" -- without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest.

    Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 percent of all heart attacks w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

    The study results, f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.

    Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, researchers explained.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about General Practice:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are joining Facebook in large numbers for the same reasons as kids and younger adults -- to develop social connections, a new survey finds.

    "Earlier studies suggest a positive relationship between bonding and bridging social capital an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are at high risk for falls, but there are ways to reduce that risk, experts say.

    One-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall each year. And, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older Americans, according to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The front windshield of your car probably shields you from the sun's UV-A rays as you drive, but the same may not be true for side windows, a new study finds.

    Experts have long known that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays can raise ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While Americans suffered fewer strokes overall from 2000 to 2010, stroke rates climbed substantially among younger adults and blacks, a new study found.

    Hospitalizations for strokes caused by artery blockages dropped 18.4 percent overall during ...Full Article