Judith Hertz

Bio

Specialties:

  • Geriatrics Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

    "Air pollution remains a clear, mod...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in a particular gene may help explain why some people appear more youthful than others, researchers say.

    The gene, known as MC1R, is already well known for influencing skin and hair color. Certain variants of MC1R are more common in ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.

    "We know that hearing aids can keep older adults with hearing loss more soc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

    However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosacea should not be over...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulty remembering how to get around in new surroundings may be an extremely early sign of Alzheimer's, a small study suggests.

    The findings, if borne out in future research, might help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's long before someone shows ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smaller families may be one reason why women now outlive men, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from 140,600 people in Utah and found that men who were born in the early to mid-1800s lived an average of two years longer than women b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, federal health officials reported Friday.

    By 2014, the total suicide rate reached 13 per 100,00...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.

    Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, sit less and sleep mo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a childhood cancer can take a toll on health, and new research shows that young adults who've been through the ordeal often feel aged before their time.

    "Our findings indicate survivors' accelerated aging, and also help us understand ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you're rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Medical Biochemical Genetics:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy elderly people have a higher-than-normal number of genetic variants that protect against mental decline, a new study reports.

    The findings suggest a possible link between long-term brain health and protection from chronic diseases such ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen mothers may not be following recommendations meant to reduce the risk of SIDS in their infants, a small study finds.

    The study included 43 teen mothers with infants aged 2 months to 21 months. The mothers were recruited from high school da...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.

    Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer's increases, researchers report.

    The 71-year-old man was diagnosed a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The term "palliative care" triggers negative feelings among many cancer patients, and needs "rebranding," researchers say.

    The stigma surrounding palliative care can mean patients wait too long to receive supportive care that improves their qual...Full Article