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ACA increases accessibility of recommended cancer screening for millions, research finds

ACA increases accessibility of recommended cancer screening for millions, research finds

The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new University of Virginia research. [More]
Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. [More]
New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

Nearly 20 percent of older Americans experience depression and the highest rate of suicide is among older adult Caucasian males. [More]
Older adults with chronic illnesses, depression more likely to be problem drinkers, study shows

Older adults with chronic illnesses, depression more likely to be problem drinkers, study shows

Older adults suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly five times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression, according to researchers at the University of Georgia. [More]
Bilingualism makes the brain more efficient and economical with resources, research shows

Bilingualism makes the brain more efficient and economical with resources, research shows

New research findings show that bilingual people are great at saving brain power, that is. To do a task, the brain recruits different networks, or the highways on which different types of information flow, depending on the task to be done. [More]
Clarity Pointe announces groundbreaking of new memory care community in Tallahassee

Clarity Pointe announces groundbreaking of new memory care community in Tallahassee

Clarity Pointe is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its newest memory care community, Clarity Pointe Tallahassee. [More]
USA Medical shares 3 tips to help people stick to New Year's resolutions for better health

USA Medical shares 3 tips to help people stick to New Year's resolutions for better health

At the beginning of each new year, many people make resolutions to improve their health; they may aim to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, remember to take prescriptions as directed. [More]
Military health system to test U-M-developed V-BID approach

Military health system to test U-M-developed V-BID approach

A health care reform idea originated by University of Michigan faculty will get a major test among members of the nation's military and their families, thanks to a provision in the national defense spending bill signed by President Obama on Friday. [More]
Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

What are the secrets of well-being of populations with increasing elderly people, the key elements to help them to stay longer socially and professionally active and thus also to help young people, by supporting the new generations? [More]
New research suggests only 12% of older Americans have dental insurance

New research suggests only 12% of older Americans have dental insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. [More]
LivHOME Connect offers new way for seniors to stay safe, secure and connected with family

LivHOME Connect offers new way for seniors to stay safe, secure and connected with family

Seniors living at home now have a new way to stay safe, secure and connected with the world: LivHOME Connect. [More]
New study finds downward trend in dementia prevalence among American seniors

New study finds downward trend in dementia prevalence among American seniors

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation's brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds. [More]

IU receives NSF funding to establish ‘HomeSHARE’ project for research on older adults

As part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University has received over $670,000 to establish "HomeSHARE," the first networked system of smart homes designed to advance research on older adults. [More]
Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

It's never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and that includes older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, according to a study. [More]
Simple picures could help seniors understand medication instructions

Simple picures could help seniors understand medication instructions

Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and reduce the economic burden of non-adherence to treatment. [More]
Comfortable living conditions, independence can help elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in the U.S.

Comfortable living conditions, independence can help elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in the U.S.

Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. [More]
Many diabetic patients skip sight-saving annual eye exams, study finds

Many diabetic patients skip sight-saving annual eye exams, study finds

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a large study presented this week at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
Physical fitness in elders may play key role in protecting from cardiovascular risk factors

Physical fitness in elders may play key role in protecting from cardiovascular risk factors

It may not be enough just to meet public health guidelines for physical activity if you want to stave off the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. [More]
High age-specific fitness reduces cardiovascular risk posed by extended sedentary time

High age-specific fitness reduces cardiovascular risk posed by extended sedentary time

More and more studies confirm that sitting is bad for our health, increasing the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease and other lifestyle-related illnesses such as diabetes. [More]

Student and faculty researchers develop smart skin biomedical sensor to measure physiological parameters

Student and faculty researchers at Wichita State University are creating a smart skin biomedical sensor that could someday be used by NASA. [More]
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