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Grant to Improve Wellness, Preventive Care for Developmentally Disabled

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[16/04/2014] The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has received a five-year, $4.4 million federal grant to find ways to improve wellness and preventive care for adults with developmental disabilities.Grant to Improve Wellness, Preventive Care for Developmentally Disabled - Read more

Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis

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Photo: Woman drinking a glass of milk [07/04/2014] New research reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women. Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients

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Photo: Woman having a stroke [04/04/2014] Analyzing federal health care data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches.ER Doctors Miss More Strokes among Women, Minorities and Younger Patients - Read more

Independent Living for Seniors

Today’s seniors no longer just fit the image of an old person with a walker. Many people from the baby boomer generation are in great health. They are well connected – offline and online. And they get involved in things that are close to their hearts.Independent Living for Seniors - Read more

Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers

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Photo: Husband holds his wife's hand [31/03/2014] Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Texas at Austin.Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers - Read more

Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality

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Photo: Blood sugar measurement [28/03/2014] People with type 2 diabetes who report good self-management behavior have a reduced mortality risk. This was the result of a population-based study conducted by scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München emphasizing the great importance of patient behavior in the diabetes treatment process.Diabetes: Good Self-Management Helps to Reduce Mortality - Read more

Better Health Care for Adults with Down's Syndrome

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Photo: Cover of the health book [21/03/2014] The Down's Syndrome Association's annual awareness week campaign aim is to improve health care for adults with Down's syndrome. People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population, yet are less likely to access regular health checks and routine screening.Better Health Care for Adults with Down's Syndrome - Read more

Tequila Plant Is Possible Sweetener for Diabetics

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[20/03/2014] A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, according researchers.Tequila Plant Is Possible Sweetener for Diabetics - Read more

Hospital Readmission Rates after Inpatient Rehabilitation

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[24/02/2014] Nearly 12 percent of Medicare patients who receive inpatient rehabilitation following discharge from acute-care hospitalization are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge from the rehabilitation facility according to new research. Before now, there was a lack of research on the frequency and causes of patients returning to hospital after rehabilitation.Hospital Readmission Rates after Inpatient Rehabilitation - Read more

Loneliness Is a Major Health Risk for Older Adults

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Photo: Old woman sitting on a bank [21/02/2014] Feeling extreme loneliness can increase an older person's chances of premature death by 14 percent, according to research by John Cacioppo, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.Loneliness Is a Major Health Risk for Older Adults - Read more

 
 

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