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Medicare recipients using rehabilitation services report major functional improvements

28/04/2017

A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America's 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That's assuming Medicare - the nation's largest federal health insurance program for seniors - survives recent talk of its demise.
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Can unemployment increase stroke risk?

26/04/2017

Unemployment appears to increase the risk of having a stroke in middle-age Japanese men and women, and may have similar implications in the U.S, according to new research published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
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Study shows hearing tests miss common form of hearing loss

26/04/2017

Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to the findings of a University at Buffalo-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
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Antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients

24/04/2017

The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents as communication of their unmet needs, according to a new study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, associate professor of quantitative health sciences.
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Don’t Miss Out guides and video launched to improve healthcare provision for people with a learning disability

24/04/2017

Learning disability charity Mencap, in partnership with NHS England, has launched a new animation and online guides called Don’t Miss Out to raise awareness of the importance for people with a learning disability to be on their GP’s learning disability register.
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Rising of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes among children, teens

21/04/2017

Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Money is a barrier to independence for young adults with autism

19/04/2017

More than 3 million people in the United States are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and annual diagnosis rates continue to rise. Researchers suggest parents, caregivers and financial institutions can play a role in helping young adults with autism improve financial literacy.
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Retraining the brain to see after stroke

19/04/2017

Patients who went partially blind after having a stroke regained large swaths of rudimentary sight after undergoing visual training designed by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Flaum Eye Institute.
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