Rick Olderman

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  • Denver, CO

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

    Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that concussed high school and college students had more trouble performing at a normal ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

    "A sudden increase in height affects the body's ability to control established motor skills, such as walking," said lead author M...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.

    Many college athletes, however, don't immediately recognize or report concussion symptom...Full Article

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    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 Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike women, men at risk for osteoporosis don't get routinely screened for bone loss, a new study shows.

    As a result, men may not receive treatment or take the steps necessary to protect their bone health, the researchers found.

    "Women h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuromusculoskeletal Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Professional football players aren't at greater risk of suicide than the general U.S. population, federal health officials report, although players are far likelier to suffer concussions.

    For the study, the researchers calculated the suicide dea...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may spare people with narrowed leg arteries from the possibility of amputation and even death, a new study suggests.

    The higher the dose of these drugs, the lower the risk of both outcomes, the researchers found.

    Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American seniors have severe vision impairment, and with it comes the risk of a fall that could lead to disability, a new report finds.

    About 2.8 million seniors are thought to have severe vision impairment -- defined as either blindne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that strength training, such as lifting weights or doing pushups, is good for you, but now new research suggests it may help you live longer, too.

    When people 65 and older did strength training twice a week, they lowere...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If possible, people who've had a stroke should be sent directly to inpatient rehabilitation after their hospital discharge. This would be instead of a skilled nursing facility or nursing home, according to new guidelines by the American Heart Association

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical robot outperformed human surgeons in stitching the small intestines of pigs back together, researchers report.

    Without any direct human interaction, the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) reconnected the intestines with sutures that ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about their children's use of social and other media, many parents may set a less-than-ideal example by spending a lot of time using the technology themselves, British researchers report.

    The study included 107 parents of children ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes may take longer to recover after a concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms -- aches and pains caused by mental distress -- before their head injury, new research suggests.

    The study included 127 high school and college athletes ...Full Article

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    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