Judith Hertz

Bio

Specialties:

  • Geriatrics Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates.

    The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the start of the study period. P...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of American and Canadian adults believe a cure for cancer will be found in their lifetime, and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, according to a new Harris Poll.

    Nearly three out of five Americans and Canadians exp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

    "The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women," said study author Dr. Thomas Gill,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mice lived more than one-third longer than normal after scientists eliminated a certain type of cell from their bodies, according to a new study.

    The finding might one day lead to ways to reduce age-related health problems in people, the researc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a traumatic brain injury may lead to a buildup of Alzheimer's-type plaques in the brain, including in regions not typically affected by such plaques, a small new study suggests.

    Building on previous research indicating traumatic brain ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

    However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodiazepines -- can have ot...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

    The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving -- particularly in ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

    Researchers who examined human brains confirmed th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that, among 18-year-old men, those who had the lowest stress-resilience...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.

    People who lose weight over decades appear to have an increased risk for losing memory and thinking skills -- called mild cog...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests.

    However, pot use does not appear to damage or dim other mental capacities, such as the ability to ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized on a weekend because of medical emergencies tend to be older and more disabled than those admitted on weekdays, a new study shows.

    That could be one reason why weekend arrivals may be more likely to die, the Irish researchers...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia.

    The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the de...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you worry that forgetting names, or where you put your keys, might be a sign of impending dementia? If you're like most older Americans, you don't bring this up with your doctor, a new study shows.

    Researchers who looked at federal governme...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in the brain may hold a key to slowing progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    And boosting this protein might be as simple as increasing exercise and social activity, experts say.

    The protein is encoded by a...Full Article