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Youth with autism spectrum disorder need better health care transition services

Photo: Teenager at the doctor [11/07/2014] As of 2014, approximately one out of every 68 children born has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Historically, less than one in four youth with ASD successfully transitions into a fully independent adult. Youth with autism spectrum disorder need better health care transition services - Read more

Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients

Photo: Older men playing soccer [13/06/2014] Studies show that 24 weeks of twice-weekly recreational soccer training sessions lower blood pressure and improves heart function in men with high blood pressure and men with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes lost 12 percent of their abdominal fat and reduced their blood sugar 20 percent more than inactive control subjects.Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients - Read more

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

[04/06/2014] Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers.New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds - Read more

Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother

Photo: Mother breastfeeds her child [02/06/2014] Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother - Read more

One in 5 Older Americans Take Medications that Work against Each Other

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Photo: Elderly woman holding drugs in her hand [12/05/2014] About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs that work at odds with each other – the medication being used for one condition can actually make the other condition worse.One in 5 Older Americans Take Medications that Work against Each Other - Read more

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