Tag Archives: Elderly

Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

News Picture: Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

Latest Senior Health News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds. “Falls among men and women 65 and older are a common, costly and growing …

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More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

News Picture: Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures. Fractures suffered by elderly Americans while walking their dogs have more than doubled in recent years, new research shows. Still, …

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Before the Clyburn Endorsement, an Elderly Church Usher With a Question

Before the Clyburn Endorsement, an Elderly Church Usher With a Question

HOPKINS, S.C. — Whether a simple question from an elderly church parishioner persuaded Representative James Clyburn to make his seismic endorsement of Joe Biden before the South Carolina primary will probably be known only by Mr. Clyburn himself. But if the endorsement and the ballots of black voters in South …

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Health officials shift tone on coronavirus, say elderly and sick at risk

Health officials shift tone on coronavirus, say elderly and sick at risk

Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who leads the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that healthy people should go about normal daily activities but noted, “If you are not healthy, think very seriously about attending places where there are crowds.” Fauci’s emphatic warning …

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Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

TUESDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) — Elderly patients discharged from the hospital after a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a high rate of death in the following three years, new research shows. The risk of death is highest among patients who were on mechanical ventilation while in …

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White House overrules CDC coronavirus advice for elderly to avoid flights

White House overrules CDC coronavirus advice for elderly to avoid flights

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation, advising elderly and immuno-compromised Americans to avoid flying on commercial airlines due to the coronavirus, was overruled by the White House, a federal official told The Associated Press under condition of anonymity.Earlier Saturday, the Trump administration commented on CDC guidelines to …

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An Elixir for the Elderly?

News Picture: Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your grandparents’ chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests. Not only did folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes …

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Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor’s Visit

A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

Latest Senior Health News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of seniors still living on their own take a companion — usually a spouse or other family member — to their routine doctor’s office visits, researchers report. And they tend to bring …

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