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New growth charts developed for US children with Down syndrome

Photo: Girl with Down syndrome [30/10/2015] Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for U.S. children with Down syndrome since 1988. These new charts provide an important tool for pediatricians to evaluate growth milestones for children and adolescents with this condition. With these new charts, pediatricians will be able to compare each patient's growth patterns with peers of the same age who have Down syndrome.New growth charts developed for US children with Down syndrome - Read more

More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed

Graphic: Bar chart [21/09/2015] More than half of Asian Americans and nearly half of Hispanic Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their results were published Sept. 8 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.More than half of Asian-Americans with diabetes are undiagnosed - Read more

Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [05/11/2014] The price tag for informal caregiving of elderly people by friends and relatives in the United States comes to $522 billion a year, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Replacing that care with unskilled paid care at minimum wage would cost $221 billion, while replacing it with skilled nursing care would cost $642 billion annually.Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually - Read more

Dementia: Long-term care must be improved

Photo: Physician holding an older person's hand [27/06/2014] As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says – and it offers possible ways to do so.Dementia: Long-term care must be improved - 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

Chronic Neck Pain Common Among Car Crash Victims

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[27/01/2014] A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first large prospective study to evaluate musculoskeletal pain outcomes after motor vehicle collision in the United States.Chronic Neck Pain Common Among Car Crash Victims - Read more

US Show My Gimpy Life: “Many People with Disabilities Can Identify with it”

This actress is no longer a YouTube insiders’ tip among people with disabilities: Teal Sherer. In her show “My Gimpy Life” she introduces her viewers to the life in a wheelchair – with lots of humor. Thanks to YouTube she reaches out to a worldwide audience.US Show My Gimpy Life: “Many People with Disabilities Can Identify with it” - Read more

Teen Years May Be Critical in Later Stroke Risk

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[02/05/2013] The teenage years may be a key period of vulnerability related to living in the "stroke belt" when it comes to future stroke risk, according to a new study.Teen Years May Be Critical in Later Stroke Risk - Read more

Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases

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Photo: Dementia patient and nurse [08/04/2013] The costs of caring for people with dementia in the U.S. are comparable to – if not greater than – those for heart disease and cancer, according to new estimates by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and nonprofit RAND Corporation.Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases - Read more

Household Income Affects Chronic Disease Control in Kids

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[08/04/2013] Researchers at the University of Montreal have found that the glycated hemoglobin levels of children with type 1 diabetes followed at its affiliated Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital (CHU Sainte-Justine) is correlated linearly and negatively with household income.Household Income Affects Chronic Disease Control in Kids - Read more

 
 

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