Sharine Forbes

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  • Los Angeles, CA

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like a fun way to exercise while going easy on aging joints. But new research shows that bicycling may be more risky for older Americans than thought.

    Injuries among older bicyclists have jumped dramatically in recent years, investigat...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.

    Your "heart age" is based on a risk profile that includes blood pressure, smokin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.

    That's the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    The "results are quite intriguing," study co-author Dr. Evan H...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

    Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop the memory-robbing diso...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American seniors seen at emergency departments overestimate their mobility, according to a recent study.

    Researchers asked seniors who visited an ER to get out of bed, walk 10 feet and return to bed. The investigato...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with a higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are less able to care for themselves, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data on more than 5,800 people, aged 70 to 82, who had risk factors ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whatever your religious beliefs, they're unlikely to get addressed in the intensive care unit, a new study finds.

    Religion or spirituality is important to many people nearing the end of life, but intensive care clinicians rarely talk to patients o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds.

    The chances of a heart attack were more than eight times greater in the first 30 days a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.

    The drugs -- sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Trad...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly cancer patients use alternative medicines, including some that could interfere with their treatment, a new study shows.

    Even though alternative medicines are marketed as "natural," many contain active ingredients that can react with o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

    Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds.

    That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before, said lead investigator...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy among people worldwide has risen by more than six years since 1990, and healthy life expectancy has climbed by more than five years, a new report shows.

    The analysis of data from 188 countries found that life expectancy f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are much more likely than younger people to find themselves in the hospital after outpatient surgery, a new study finds.

    "These seniors were supposed to stay out of the hospital since the procedures were performed in the ambulatory settin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows.

    There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial...Full Article