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When it comes to treating the depressed elderly, sometimes an older category of medication is better than a newer one. At least that’s what scientists from the University of Nottingham concluded in a recent study regarding the safety of antidepressant medications in the elderly, according to Time magazine. The researchers…

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Skin Patch Monitors Vital Signs Getting accurate, timely information on a person’s vital signs will soon be as easy as putting on a skin patch that’s like a temporary tattoo, according to Medicalnewstoday.com. The collaboration between a group of University of Illinois scientists and a few Northwestern University engineers has…

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Sleep Problems in Elderly Linked to Aging of Eyes The chronic sleep problems that plague people as they get older may be due to normal aging processes that take place in the eye, new research, reported by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, suggests. In the study, published in the…

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Risk of Bladder Cancer from Smoking is Growing Smoking has long been linked to bladder cancer. But a large new study shows that even though there are fewer smokers now than there were 25 years ago, it’s now a bigger risk factor for the disease—possibly because cigarettes now contain more…

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New Nutrition Labels Could Mean Less Confusion, Better Choices for Seniors An initiative to revamp the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, making them less-confusing and easier to read, is entering its final stages, according to an article in USA Today. For almost a decade now, the FDA has been…

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Take Dementia Out With the Trash: Daily Chores May Prevent Cognitive Decline Getting an elderly person to be active by having them help with daily chores like doing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom, and folding laundry might just help prevent them from developing dementia, according to a study reported by…

Healthcare Networks Boost Prescription Adherence | Franklin, MI

A new Kaiser Permanente study has revealed a way to help increase prescription adherence among people taking medications for serious chronic conditions: integrated health care delivery systems. Published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study involved 12,061 people who had just been prescribed medicine for diabetes, blood pressure,…

CLASS Act Implementation Halted | Warren, MI

Though initially touted as a plan that would kill two birds with one stone—saving the government billions of dollars while providing affordable long-term care insurance for the elderly and disabled—the Obama administration has temporarily deserted the CLASS Act. As reported by the Associated Press, the actuary appointed to the CLASS Act office…

Removing Dormant Cells May Slow Aging Process, Delay Disease | Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out how to delay the onset of arthritis, cataracts, and other maladies associated with old age, according to recent research. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic conducted a study that discovered that the removal of certain types of inactive cells helped mice remain healthier in old…

People With Alzheimer’s Take Conflicting Meds | Sterling Heights, MI

Would you ever try to ride a bike by pedaling backwards? According to recent research, this is precisely what a lot of people with Alzheimer’s are doing. A study conducted by scientists at the Group Health Research Institute, has discovered that a large number of seniors taking a cholinesterase inhibitor…