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Archives: January 2013
Patients with Diabetes More than Twice as likely to Have Hearing Impairment
Source: McKnight’s LTC NewsPatients with diabetes are more than twice as likely to have hearing impairment than individuals without, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).The study’s lead author said diabetic patients should be screened for hearing impairment...
Meditation More Effective in Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes (VIDEO)
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Joint Replacement Increases Stroke Risk Fourfold (VIDEO)
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Meditation More Effective in Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes
Transcendental meditation is more effective than health education in reducing heart attacks and strokes among African-Americans with heart disease according to researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Almost half of the 201 study participants were women with an average age 59. Many members of the study took...
Hip Replacement Increase Stroke Risk Fourfold
Individuals who underwent a total hip replacement had at least four times the risk of suffering a stroke in the weeks immediately following, a Dutch study reported. Researchers say more cautious monitoring after such a procedure is warranted. Hip replacement patients showed nearly five times the rate of ischemic stroke...
Long-Term Costs Continue to Rise (VIDEO)
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Long-Term Costs Continue to Rise
Courtesy MetLife MetLife Mature Market InstituteÛªs 2012 market survey shows that average national long-term care costs continue to rise. The national average annual charge for a private nursing home room rose to $90,520 this year, while semi-private rooms climbed to $81,030 and assisted living residency jumped to $42,600. Nursing home...
The 10 Biggest Changes That Our Bodies Go Through During Aging
More Retiring in Other Countries (VIDEO)
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