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Lonely Elders at Risk for Health Problems by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Sat 11 Dec 2010 12:00am Numerous studies show that humans are social creatures and too much isolation can have a negative effect on mental and physical health. Lonely elders are abundant in our society. Though we may not always succeed, we caregivers need to do what we can to encourage them to get out and socialize. Read more about lonely elders and ... Read on »
Lonely Elders at Risk for Health Problems by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 12:00am Most of us know at least one elder who insists that life is fine though he sits in front of the TV for the greater part of each day and barely eats. Yet this person maintains that going out is too much trouble and having people in just doesn't make sense. For some, this becomes a real sickness called agoraphobia which is the fear of ... Read on »
Lonely elders have a higher risk for health problems by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Sun 27 Nov 2011 12:00am Numerous studies show that humans are social creatures and too much isolation can have a negative effect on mental and physical health. Lonely elders are abundant in our society. Though we may not always succeed, we caregivers need to do what we can to encourage them to get out and socialize. Read more about adult day care a ... Read on »
Does your elder have an alcohol problem? by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 12:00am Many people find it hard to believe that an elder with health problems may actually have an alcohol abuse problem. It simply doesn't occur to them. This also doesn't occur to many doctors. However, there are many elders who slip into alcohol abuse as loneliness or illness becomes a way of life. Read more about elders and alcohol ... Read on »
People Who Get Diabetes in Middle Age Develop More Serious Health Problems Later in Life by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:12pm If you get diabetes in middle age (aged 40 to 64), you'll get more serious health problems later in life than if you develop the disease in your old age, suggests compelling new research from Johns Hopkins University in the November issue of Diabetes Care. WebMD.com reports about these fascinating findings. "Our study reinforces the need ... Read on »
Recognizing Depression in Seniors Sooner Can Avoid Health Problems by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 9:24am Professors of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center have pinpointed a number of prime factors for determining an elderly individuals risk for developing depression. The most apparent factors that contribute to depression include low-level depression symptoms, the perception of poor-quality social support, and a past history of ... Read on »
Jan 16, 2009 COPD often joined with multiple health problems/co-morbidities by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Fri 16 Jan 2009 1:06pm COPD often joined with multiple health problems/co-morbidities...just a few of them, fibromyalgia, arthritis & tendonitis addressed below, top that off with need to lose weight, ouch, this is an extremely difficult challenge, to be taken one day at a time. One reason to keep moving & exercise is that in ' almost' every other problem/disease/a ... Read on »
Let's Be Careful Out There: Falls Prevention for Elders by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Sep 2013 8:30am Next Sunday, 22 September, is Fall Prevention Awareness Day in the United States and that means it's time for our annual reminder about how important it is to do everything possible in your life to prevent falling. FACTS ABOUT FALLS Here are the good – and frightening – facts about falls we should all know and pay attention to, collectiv ... Read on »
Health Tips for March 25 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Mar 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Avoid Contracting Pneumonia Pneumonia is a bacterial or viral respiratory infection that's characterized by lung inflammation. It can be life-threatening, especially to the young, the elderly and to people with chronic health problems. The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests how to help prevent pneumonia Wash you ... Read on »
For those who missed this articl ... by Odysseys of George Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:03pm For those who missed this article, then tap on this “A cause for Intestinal Obstruction?” Well, Bernard congratulations! Well, that was an abdominal x-ray of the lady who presented to us. The arrow points to the dilated gallbladder filled with air. Air within the gallbladder can only come from the intestine and thus there must be an ... Read on »