Archives: May 2010

Doctors Ordering Unnecessary Imaging Studies

The [embed_youtubei>Journal of the American College of Radiology[embed_youtube/i> reports that too many primary care doctors are making inappropriate patients referrals for CT and MRI scans. [embed_youtubep>A review of 459 elective outpatient CT and MRI examinations conducted at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle showed that 74 percent were considered appropriate and...

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When Seniors Tutor Kids They Sharpen Their Own Mind

[embed_youtubea href=”http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=635874″>Here is an interesting article from Health Day worth a read. [embed_youtube/a>It backs what we have been saying regarding not only the need to stay active and lifelong learning but also the value and importance of inter-generational programs.

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Happiness is Good for Your Heart

From Health Day News – Researchers from Columbia University report that people who are enthusiastic and content are less likely to develop heart disease. Researchers concluded that if everyone did more of the things that made them happy, they could significantly reduce their risk of heart attack and angina. [embed_youtubep>”We...

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104 Year Old Still Drives and Lives Independently

[embed_youtubespan class=”storyDateline”>OATESVILLE, Pa. – May 24, 2010 (WPVI) — [embed_youtube/span> She’s about to turn 104-years-old, yet she lives alone and still drives![embed_youtubep> So what’s her secret? [embed_youtube/p>[embed_youtubep> “A lot of it is mental, a lot of people give in to something and they wait for the graveyard. It’s going to...

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I’m Healthy You’re Not! At least that’s what the survey says.

This from Health Day – Despite rising rates of obesity and diabetes, a survey has found that a majority of Americans believe their health is just fine – it’s everyone else who has the problem. More than 50 percent of respondents said that other people’s health “was going in the...

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CMS Issues Donut Hole Discount Guidelines for 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance to Part D plan sponsors to guarantee that Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Part D prescription drug plans will see 50 percent savings on their brand name and some authorized generic drugs when they enter the coverage gap, or donut...

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Fear of Falling Can Lead to Falling

[embed_youtubediv id=”ctl00_ctl00_cphAllPageContent_cphMainContent_ucArticleView_articleBody” class=”articleBody”>[embed_youtubep>An elderly person’s fear of falling can actually exacerbate underlying physical conditions, creating a ‰ÛÏvicious circle,‰Û which could lead to a greater risk of falling, according to a new report.[embed_youtube/p> [embed_youtubep>Difficulty walking as a result of old age often have many causes. These can include visual defects, degeneration...

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Caffeine Can Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

From McKnight’s -[embed_youtubebr />[embed_youtubediv id=”ctl00_ctl00_cphAllPageContent_cphMainContent_ucArticleView_articleBody” class=”articleBody”>[embed_youtubep>Caffeine helps us stay alert. Research suggests it also could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.[embed_youtube/p> [embed_youtubep>In a new collection of studies from around the world on the effects of caffeine on cognitive decline, a number of researchers present evidence of the drug’s...

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Success In Caregiving

[embed_youtubespan style=”font-style: italic;font-size:85%;” >[embed_youtubespan style=”font-family:arial;”>The following is a guest post by [embed_youtube/span>[embed_youtubespan style=”font-family:arial;”>[embed_youtubea href=”mailto:jbeaty@serenityhealthcarellc.com”>Jeff Beaty[embed_youtube/a>, chief development officer for [embed_youtubea href=”http://www.signaturehealthcarellc.com/Corporate/Corporate.aspx?ptp=24&pid=574″>Signature HealthCARE[embed_youtube/a>[embed_youtube/span>[embed_youtubespan style=”font-family:arial;”>. His company’s recent research on Alzheimer’s shows that increasing the knowledge of the caregiver can improve the clinical application of care to the resident with dementia.[embed_youtube/span>[embed_youtube/span> [embed_youtubebr...

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Women Often Miss Signs of Stroke

(HealthDay News) — A new online survey of U.S. women finds only about one in four women aged 25 to 75 can name more than two primary symptoms of stroke.[embed_youtube!– /Dbk:xxlA –> [embed_youtube!–/#xxl-a–> [embed_youtubep>The survey also found that women think that breast cancer is five times more common than stroke...

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