(AP) Getting older does not just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and creaky knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 American seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The latest vaccine indications are available for doctors and other clinicians through the ACP Immunization Advisor app currently available for iPhone and iPad at http://immunization.acponline.org/app.
Immunology Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Todays senior citizens are reporting fewer visual impairment problems than their counterparts from a generation ago, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Improved techniques for cataract ...
Ophthalmology Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Go ahead - do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down. Awkward, right?
Health Jun 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
A Queen's University study of two eye drugs used to treat wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) has determined the cheaper of the two could lead to eye inflammation, a potentially blinding adverse effect.
Ophthalmology Jun 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study finds an association between an increase in assisted living options, which provide older adults with an array of services such as help with everyday tasks in homelike settings, and a decline in ...
Health May 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, suggests that an active lifestyle in late life protects grey matter and cognitive functions in humans. The findings are now published in the scientific journal ...
Neuroscience May 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study that looked at the hunger trends over a 10-year period found that 14.85 percent of seniors in the United States, more than one in seven, face the threat of hunger. This translates into 8.3 million seniors.
Health May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to an annual projection released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments.
Health May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The best doctors strive to relieve their patients' burdens. A physician in Houston asked Rice University students to help him do so in the most literal way.
Medical research May 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Rose Ferrara looks as spry at 97 as some people do at 77, but if a health concern arises outside of a regularly scheduled doctors appointment she would rather not leave her comfortable home to get evaluated. A University ...
Health Apr 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
Health Apr 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Can a simple diagnostic test used to measure a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks? And can that knowledge help doctors reroute their patients away from coronary heart disease?
Cardiology Apr 10, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, involving nearly 2000 people, describes the sexual practices of senior citizens in Spain. The most common are kisses, caresses and vaginal penetration. ...
Health Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The notion that senior drivers have higher rates of crashes because they are poorer drivers is largely a misconception, according to a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Health Apr 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 1