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One in every 17 college students smokes marijuana on daily or near-daily basis

One in every 17 college students smokes marijuana on daily or near-daily basis

Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. [More]
Chapman University study provides complete analysis of skill development in traditional society

Chapman University study provides complete analysis of skill development in traditional society

Chapman University's research on aging and skill development appears as the lead article in the latest issue of American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The study, called "Skill Ontogeny Among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists," provides the most complete analysis to date of skill development in a traditional society. [More]
Virtua to bring high-quality wellness services to residents of Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield

Virtua to bring high-quality wellness services to residents of Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield

Virtua has partnered with Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield to bring high-quality medical care, rehabilitation therapy, and wellness services to residents of the new assisted living community located at 132 Warwick Road. [More]
Older people drink unsafe amounts of alcohol, study finds

Older people drink unsafe amounts of alcohol, study finds

One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels - over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week - according to a study by King's College London. The research in inner-city London, published in BMJ Open, found these unsafe older drinkers are more likely to be of higher socioeconomic status. [More]
NIH grants Clinical and Translational Science Award to UC San Diego

NIH grants Clinical and Translational Science Award to UC San Diego

The Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at University of California, San Diego has received a five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) for approximately $52 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
UCLA wins $2.5 million grant to enhance geriatric care in Riverside County

UCLA wins $2.5 million grant to enhance geriatric care in Riverside County

The UCLA division of geriatrics has received a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to enhance geriatric education, training and workforce development in Riverside County. The grant will fund a new partnership between UCLA, UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside County Regional Medical Center and the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services. [More]
WSU biomedical engineering students invent remote health monitoring system

WSU biomedical engineering students invent remote health monitoring system

A team of biomedical engineering students from Wichita State University has invented Mobile HealthLink, a remote health monitoring system that allows physicians to check on patients via a programmable smartwatch. [More]
Older patients more likely to be readmitted to hospital after ambulatory surgery

Older patients more likely to be readmitted to hospital after ambulatory surgery

Patients 65 and older who have ambulatory surgery are much more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than younger patients, regardless of their health before surgery, reports a new, large national Northwestern Medicine study. The likely cause, based on previous research, is difficulty understanding medication dosing and discharge instructions, as well as cognitive impairment among older patients. [More]
Many older adults tend to overestimate their mobility

Many older adults tend to overestimate their mobility

Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. The results of the study were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Self-Reported vs. Performance-Based Assessments of a Simple Mobility Task Among Older Adults in the Emergency Department"). [More]

Capital Impact Partners provides $27.5 million in financing to support underserved communities

Capital Impact Partners announced today that it provided nearly $27.5 million in financing to projects delivering social impact for underserved communities across the U.S. during the second quarter of 2015. These projects are expected to increase access to health care services, dignified aging options, healthy food, and education for low-income people in seven states, while also creating nearly 250 jobs. [More]
15th Annual Geriatric Health Care Symposium now open for registration

15th Annual Geriatric Health Care Symposium now open for registration

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Geriatric Health Care Symposium, "Maximizing Independence for Optimal Aging," presented by the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. [More]
Seniors’ inability to assess their mobility tasks may lead to hospital readmission later on

Seniors’ inability to assess their mobility tasks may lead to hospital readmission later on

Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. [More]
Psychotropic medication use widespread among older adults, new study finds

Psychotropic medication use widespread among older adults, new study finds

Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, a new study finds. [More]
NYSNA commemorates Medicare’s 50th anniversary

NYSNA commemorates Medicare’s 50th anniversary

As part of national events honoring this essential healthcare provision, the New York State Nurses Association kicked off its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare by releasing its first photo of the day, with nurses and a birthday banner against the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty. [More]
Special dog makes monumental impact on children with autism

Special dog makes monumental impact on children with autism

From the day he arrived as an 8 week-old puppy at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, Virginia, black lab Godrick has profoundly touched hundreds of lives. More than three years later, this special dog has found his path, and is making a monumental impact on the family he was destined to be with. [More]
New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

Today the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a white paper, Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults, that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors and offers recommendations on how industry, government, and health care experts can improve patient compliance. [More]
Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Inflammation plays role in onset of delirium in older adults

Delirium is an acute state of confusion that often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center confirms that inflammation - an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli -- plays a role in the onset of delirium. [More]
Trustees Report on Social Security suggests need for reforms

Trustees Report on Social Security suggests need for reforms

Today, Our Generation responded to the Trustees Report on Social Security released Wednesday. The Report stated that Social Security's retirement trust fund is on track for insolvency in 2034 while the disability trust fund could run out by the end of 2016. This new data on the program suggest that reforms to the program are needed. [More]
Houston Abilities Expo to take place on July 31-August 2 at NRG Center

Houston Abilities Expo to take place on July 31-August 2 at NRG Center

Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on July 31-August 2, 2015 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), Hall E. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. [More]

Teens using marijuana for medical reasons more likely to become addicted to it

A new University of Michigan study finds that teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally. [More]
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