Photo: Unrecognizable elderly man standing on a bosu balance trainer to increase his balance keeping; Copyright: panthermedia.net/halfpoint

Virtual reality could improve your balance, study finds

03/04/2019

Vision changes can entail major problems in everyday life. To a high degree, vision affects our ability to keep our balance, and balance affects our ability to move around.
Read more
Photo: A doctor tells a girl he is about to measure her blood pressure; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

Cardiovascular screenings uncover diabetes in middle schoolers

01/04/2019

A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels (HbA1c) in the diabetes range.
Read more
Photo: Tired female teacher sitting at computer desk in the classroom; Copyright: panthermedia.net/VitalikRadko

Mentally tiring work may increase diabetes risk in women

27/03/2019

Women who find their jobs mentally tiring are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study findings suggest that mentally draining work, such as teaching, may increase the risk of diabetes in women.
Read more
Photo: Man during bench press training; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ArturVerkhovetskiy

Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes

20/03/2019

Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research shows building muscle strength may be one way to lower risk for the disease.
Read more
Photo: Optometrist testing the eyesight of an elderly man; Copyright: panthermedia.net/SimpleFoto

'Alarmingly high' rate of visual problems in stroke survivors

20/03/2019

A new University study, published in PLOS ONE, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke survivors.
Read more
Photo: Dr. Ralf Suhr

"The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated"

25/06/2015

Abuse in care has many different forms and is still a taboo subject. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wants to shed a bright light on this issue. This year, the Center for Quality in Care, ZQP, introduced its new featured report titled "Preventing Violence in Care". REHACARE.com spoke with ZQP foundation president Dr. Ralf Suhr about seamless transitions and active prevention.
Read more