Tag: "elderly" at medical news
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...tizens with air-conditioning are urged to check on elderly
relatives, friends or neighbors and take them in ...y an important role by hand-delivering the mail to elderly
customers on their route." Dr. Kellermann is director of the Division of Emergency Medicine, De...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
... Care Surveys -- longitudinal surveysof the U.S.'s elderly
population sponsored by the National Institute onAging -- as well as information on Social Security and disability insurancepayments. On average, they said, increasing the normal retirement age to70 could save 95 cents of every dollar now spent on pe...
Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
...--80 decibels or greater--and sleep arousals among elderly
patients ina hospital's intermediate respiratory c... personnel aren't sure how disrupted sleep affects elderly
patients.Some studies show that at least one-third of sleep-deprived hospital patientshave what is c...
Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants
...e-approved lung transplantcenter, which means that elderly
patients who need the surgery no longer have totravel outside the mid-Atlantic region. The University of Maryland Medical Center becomes the onlyMedicare-approved lung transplant center between Philadelphia and Durham, NC. Itis the 24th in t...
Fat: It's Not For Breakfast Anymore; Study Finds Fat Linked To Clotting
...th margarine or a croissant. A study of 91 elderly
women reported in this month's Arteriosclerosis,Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association findsthat a fatty breakfast can cause elevations in a blood-clotting factor, calledfactor VIIa, that has been associated with h...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...aving the leg amputated. Such patients are usually elderly
andhave another disease, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes;the condition occurs in more than 40,000 people in the U.S. eachyear. Physicians found no statistically significant difference inthe rate of death or amputation, whether patient...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...ancioli recommends that education programs include elderly
adults andpromote the message that "stroke is an emergency -- call 911 immediately." Because stroke patients often have an impaired ability to communicate or recognize symptoms themselves, people of all ages who might witness a stroke should also kn...
Beta-Blockers Underused In Older Patients After Heart Attacks, Major Study Of 45,000 Patients 65 Years Or Older Reveals
...ehensive evaluation of the use of beta-blockers in elderly
survivors ofacute myocardial infarction.... The results of our study reinforce the survivalbenefit associated with the use of beta-blockers and suggest the need for anational effort to address this issue." In addition to Krumholz, who is with...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...tudy in Winston-Salem and elsewherefinds that many elderly
patients with high cholesterol levels are undertre...factorfor death from coronary heart disease in the elderly
in otherwise good health. "Given the clinical trial evidence for benefit, those aged 65 to 7...
Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America
...id. "There are chronic patients, people with AIDS, elderly
people, and pregnantwomen who fear being abandoned in emergencies. The epidemics take the entirestage, and it is difficult to perceive the psychological crises and acute mentalhealth problems that can arise as a result of the disaster. However, viol...
Study Offers Hope For Immune Reconstitution After HIV Infection
...lands had significantlyhigher TREC levels than did elderly
individuals whose thymus glands had beenremoved during heart surgery or other medical procedures. Analysis of blood samples from a group of HIV-infected individuals showed thattheir TREC levels were significantly lower than TREC levels in blood froma...
UPMC Study Shows What May Be The Most Effective Treatment For Depressed Elderly
...the rate of recurrence in a group of 124 depressed elderly
participantsaged 60 and older who had been split i...ed health care coststo society. Depression in the elderly
is usually treated over asix-to-twelve-month period, but the chance of a recurrence during the two t...
Ultrasound Measurement Of Neck Arteries May Help Doctors Identify Older Adults
At Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
...ituteproject to study cardiovascular disease in an elderly
population. Besides ultrasound of the carotid arteries of the neck, CHS uses othernon-invasive, objective measures of both subclinical and clinical chronicdiseases -- such as echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, spirometry to measurelung func...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...an contribute to harmfulozone levels, which affect elderly
people, children and those with asthma orcardiovascular ailments. "Many of the health effects of climate changes-and inparticular, heat-related effects-could be avoided through strong public healthprograms to monitor and treat people," says Gopalan. ...
Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job
Flu shots, generally accepted as necessary for the elderly
and for other adultsand children at high-risk for ...ractice that risks spreading flu to debilitated or elderly
hospitalpatients. The influenza infection rates of flu-vaccine recipients and of controlsnot...
'Motion Blindness,' Not Just Poor Memory, Causes Alzheimer's Patients To Lose Their Way
..., Duffy tested six healthyyoung adults, 12 healthy elderly
adults, and 11 elderlyAlzheimer's patients. Scient...ered 88 percent of the questions correctly,healthy elderly
people answered 73 percent correctly, andAlzheimer's patients got only 32 percent right. The ab...
News About Osteoporosis: Fruits And Vegetables Prevent Bone Decay
...ables were determinants of bone mineral density in elderly
men and women. Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, Associate Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University and lead investigator of the study says, "This suggests that agood quality diet in adulthood is important to bone health beyond the better known contributio...
New Research Identifies Outcomes And Future Trends Based On Past Behaviors, Experience
...aints for later cognitive decline among unaffected elderly
people. AYale Medical School study "Psychological and Behavioral Functioning inAdolescent Psychiatric Inpatients Who Report Histories of Childhood Abuse,"[Grilo, p. 538, #6830] identifies a correlation between patients reportingchildhood abuse and p...
Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April
...ter. For example, a 1989 Kaplan study showed that elderly
smokers had a 76percent increased risk of death compared with those who never smoked. Kaplanhas also showed that men and women 60 years old and older who infrequentlyexercise have a 40 percent higher mortality risk than those who exercise more. Also...
Better Integration Of Long-Term And Acute Care Of Elderly Needed
(Profile of disability in elderly
people: estimates from a longitudinal population s...r integration between acute and long term care for elderly
patients is needed, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Their claim is based on an analysis of the ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10