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Childhood stress, psychiatric disorders linked to cellular changes that cause aging

Childhood stress, psychiatric disorders linked to cellular changes that cause aging

In a new study published online in Biological Psychiatry on January 16, 2015, researchers from Butler Hospital identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. [More]
Almost 42% of US drinkers use alcohol-interactive prescription medications, study finds

Almost 42% of US drinkers use alcohol-interactive prescription medications, study finds

Approximately 71 percent of American adults drink alcohol. While alcohol interacts negatively with a number of commonly prescribed medications, little is known on a population level about the use of alcohol-interactive (AI) prescription medication among US drinkers. A new study has found that almost 42 percent of drinkers in the US population have used one or more alcohol-interactive prescription medications. [More]
Kaiser named one of INROADS' Top 10 Corporate Sponsors

Kaiser named one of INROADS' Top 10 Corporate Sponsors

Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, has been named one of INROADS' Top 10 Corporate Sponsors. The nation's largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships, INROADS, Inc. develops diverse, skilled talent to become Corporate America's future business, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders. [More]
LongROAD project launched to improve safety and mobility needs of older adults

LongROAD project launched to improve safety and mobility needs of older adults

In the coming decades, the population of older adults in the United States will reach unprecedented numbers. By the year 2029, more than one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. And most of them will continue driving. To understand their safety and mobility needs, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has launched a five-year, $12 million Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) project with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and six other institutions. [More]
CareSouth Health System to commence national rebranding of CareSouth agencies

CareSouth Health System to commence national rebranding of CareSouth agencies

CareSouth Health System, Inc., a national senior living services provider based in Augusta, Ga., announced today that it will begin a national rebranding of its CareSouth agencies across all CareSouth branded business lines including CareSouth Home Health, CareSouth Hospice, CareSouth Private Duty and CS Health & Wellness. [More]
New intervention study examines health outcomes among private-pay home care recipients

New intervention study examines health outcomes among private-pay home care recipients

Researchers from Harvard Medical School's Department of Health Care Policy have launched a joint partnership with ClearCare, a company that provides a software platform for home care agencies, and Right at Home, senior home care franchise. [More]
SAFE Family Wearables releases SAFE Kids Paxie Band for children

SAFE Family Wearables releases SAFE Kids Paxie Band for children

SAFE Family Wearables today launches the SAFE Kids Paxie Band, a fashionable GPS-enabled wearable device designed for children, with an accompanying mobile management application. [More]
ARC Healthcare declares common stock dividend for January 2015

ARC Healthcare declares common stock dividend for January 2015

American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. announced today that, pursuant to the prior authorization of its board of directors, on January 15, 2015, ARC Healthcare will pay a distribution of $0.056666667 per share to stockholders of record at the close of business on January 8, 2015. [More]
Only few older adults use apps to help manage Type 2 diabetes, says new study

Only few older adults use apps to help manage Type 2 diabetes, says new study

Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older. [More]
High-dose flu vaccine better than regular flu shot for frail, older adults of long-term care facilities

High-dose flu vaccine better than regular flu shot for frail, older adults of long-term care facilities

The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study. [More]
Survey reveals use of 'fake weed' among college students

Survey reveals use of 'fake weed' among college students

A survey of more than 300 college students reveals that college students who use "fake weed" or synthetic THC are most likely to have tried the drug because they were curious. Rebecca Vidourek, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of health promotion and assistant director of the Center for Prevention Science; Keith King, a UC professor of health promotion and director of the Center for Prevention Science; and Michelle Burbage, a graduate student and graduate assistant for UC's Health Promotion and Education Program, published their findings in the current issue of the Journal of Drug Education. [More]
National survey shows decrease in alcohol, cigarette and illicit drug use among U.S. teens

National survey shows decrease in alcohol, cigarette and illicit drug use among U.S. teens

A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use. [More]
Landmark GRACE study helps shape the practice of geriatric medicine

Landmark GRACE study helps shape the practice of geriatric medicine

The seminal 2007 GRACE study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has been identified as one of 27 studies conducted over the past quarter century that have helped shape the practice of geriatric medicine. The GRACE study involved community-dwelling seniors and their primary-care physicians in a team approach to optimize health and decrease cost of care. [More]
More U.S. teens try e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes, study reveals

More U.S. teens try e-cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes, study reveals

In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product—the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes. [More]
New study investigates ways to help people with MS respond to sudden balance challenge

New study investigates ways to help people with MS respond to sudden balance challenge

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have trouble with balance and a fear of falling, which can have severe negative effects on their quality of life by keeping them away from social events, regular exercise and community activities. And, if they do get out, the fatigue and anxiety of walking can be very taxing. [More]
Disease-associated malnutrition imposes economic burden on society

Disease-associated malnutrition imposes economic burden on society

Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition. Because of the impact on patient health, disease-associated malnutrition imposes a significant economic burden on society of $157 billion per year, according to new research published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and supported by Abbott. [More]
Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder--when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket (glenoid)--can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review appearing in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). [More]
Griffith University student explores impact of computer games on older adults

Griffith University student explores impact of computer games on older adults

Griffith University PhD student, Milton Nyawata, is looking for people over the age of 60 to take part in a study into the effects of computer games on older Australians. [More]
Caregivers may need to be mindful of seniors' ability to manage their own money, say experts

Caregivers may need to be mindful of seniors' ability to manage their own money, say experts

Many Americans have struggled with the thorny issue of suggesting an elderly loved one should give up the car keys, but experts suggest caregivers may also need to be mindful of seniors' ability to manage their own money. [More]
Despite evidence of value of PAs, several provinces still lag behind

Despite evidence of value of PAs, several provinces still lag behind

As political and health care leaders from across Canada celebrate and recognize the value of Physician Assistants (PAs) on National PA Day, the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA), released a National Report Card highlighting the progress in some provinces vs. others in integrating PAs into the health care system. [More]
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