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Natural environments promote healthy aging in seniors

Natural environments promote healthy aging in seniors

Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending time outside, often in remote places to "get away from it all." Now research conducted by a University of Minnesota graduate student with a team in Vancouver, B.C., shows that green and "blue" spaces (environments with running or still water) are especially beneficial for healthy aging in seniors. [More]
UBC research finds that gender plays vital role in healthy diets for seniors

UBC research finds that gender plays vital role in healthy diets for seniors

Strategies to support healthier diets among seniors need to take into account differences between elderly men and women, according to UBC research. [More]
Researchers find way to measure the aging process in young adults

Researchers find way to measure the aging process in young adults

An international research team from the US, UK, Israel and New Zealand has found a way to measure the aging process in young adults -- a younger population than is usually tested in aging studies. [More]
Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve cardiovascular health of healthy seniors

Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve cardiovascular health of healthy seniors

Bethesda, Md. (July 6, 2015)—Fish oil is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S. because of the perceived cardiovascular benefits of the omega-3 it contains. [More]
Disproportionate number of older people hospitalized in Canada with TBI

Disproportionate number of older people hospitalized in Canada with TBI

A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in Canada with traumatic brain injuries are 65 years or older, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. [More]
Study could provide paradigm shift in treatment of age-related disease, cancer

Study could provide paradigm shift in treatment of age-related disease, cancer

Intermittent dosing with rapamycin selectively breaks the cascade of inflammatory events that follow cellular senescence, a phenomena in which cells cease to divide in response to DNA damaging agents, including many chemotherapies. [More]
New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

Marijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. [More]
Unique program enhances sense of purpose and meaning in life for seniors living independently

Unique program enhances sense of purpose and meaning in life for seniors living independently

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. [More]
Genesis HealthCare facilities recognized with Bronze National Quality Award for improving lives of patients

Genesis HealthCare facilities recognized with Bronze National Quality Award for improving lives of patients

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced that 16 of its Centers have been recognized as 2015 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through quality care. [More]
Molecules derived from avocados could help combat acute myeloid leukemia

Molecules derived from avocados could help combat acute myeloid leukemia

Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. [More]
Genesis inks asset purchase agreement with Revera

Genesis inks asset purchase agreement with Revera

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Revera Inc., a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector, to acquire 24 of its skilled nursing facilities along with its contract rehabilitation business for $240 million. [More]
New research finds that stroke ages person's brain function by almost eight years

New research finds that stroke ages person's brain function by almost eight years

Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. [More]
New York State lawmakers lend critical helping hand to CARE Act

New York State lawmakers lend critical helping hand to CARE Act

New York State lawmakers lent a critical helping hand today to millions of family caregivers and those for whom they care by giving final legislative passage to the CARE Act, top priority legislation for AARP that will help New Yorkers age safely at home. [More]
New UA research reveals factors that can impact aging adults' quality of life

New UA research reveals factors that can impact aging adults' quality of life

As the world's population of older adults increases, so do conversations around successful aging -- including seniors' physical, mental and social well-being. [More]
New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

The Affordable Care Act helped many become insured, yet 31 million people are "underinsured" with high deductible plans and face out-of-pocket medical costs that can cause serious financial stress. [More]
New MSU research finds that use of tablets can help older adults cross the 'digital divide'

New MSU research finds that use of tablets can help older adults cross the 'digital divide'

One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops. [More]
Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Avalere Health study finds that even largest home healthcare providers face very low overall margins

Reflecting the impact of deep reimbursement cuts that have been implemented in recent years, a new study by Avalere Health finds that even the largest home healthcare providers are facing very low overall margins. [More]

CVS Health enters into definitive agreement to acquire Omnicare

CVS Health Corporation and Omnicare, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health to acquire Omnicare, the leading provider of pharmacy services to long term care facilities, for $98.00 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $12.7 billion, which includes approximately $2.3 billion in debt. [More]

California PACE enrollment continues to rise

Enrollment in the California Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) nearly doubled during the last four-and-a-half years based on the latest numbers reported from 11 programs operating 30 PACE centers in the state. [More]
One-quarter of Americans over age 65 at risk to become elder orphans

One-quarter of Americans over age 65 at risk to become elder orphans

With an aging Baby Boomer population and increasing numbers of childless and unmarried seniors, nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are currently or at risk to become "elder orphans," a vulnerable group requiring greater awareness and advocacy efforts, according to new research by a North Shore-LIJ geriatrician and palliative care physician. [More]
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