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FYI Daily Archive 2012

  1. Importance of Family Caregivers December 26, 2012

    Caregivers are essential in helping loved ones transition from hospital to home. Discover the most common risks during transition and how you can help....  Read more

  2. Music Therapy December 20, 2012

    Music doesn't just lift your mood -- it has measurable health benefits. Find out more about how music heals. From Caring.com...  Read more

  3. Does Hospitalization Cause Memory Loss? December 18, 2012

    Learn more about 3 hospital situations that can raise risk of developing dementia. From Caring.com....  Read more

  4. Exercise and Longevity December 12, 2012

    Research shows that exercise can help you live longer. Discover all 6 perks of exercise that caregivers can appreciate....  Read more

  5. Ernest Borgnine's Last Movie December 11, 2012

    "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez" was Ernest Borgnine's last film. It's also notable because of its setting: a senior living community....  Read more

  6. Flu Vaccine and Seniors December 05, 2012

    Help your loved one evade the bronchitis that sent President Bush to the hospital this week. What you need to know about getting a flu vaccine for a senior....  Read more

  7. DSM-5, Grief, and Depression December 03, 2012

    Is grief a form of depression? Psychiatrists say yes, in the DSM-5. Find out what it means for caregivers, plus practical tips for grief-related blues....  Read more

  1. Granny Flats December 01, 2012

    Where will your parents live when they can no longer set up house independently? Some innovative new "granny flat" options are expanding the possibilities....  Read more

  2. Bed Rail Safety November 29, 2012

    Though portable bed rails are often marketed as safe, they can increase the risk of injury and death. Find out more about bed rail safety on Caring.com....  Read more

  3. Larry Hagman's Death November 26, 2012

    Larry Hagman is survived by his wife, who has Alzheimer's. If you're an Alzheimer's caregiver, here are tips to prepare in case your loved one outlives you....  Read more

  4. Cyber Monday and Senior Care November 25, 2012

    Does your cyber Monday to-do list include looking for senior care for an aging loved one? Here are practical tools to help. From Caring.com....  Read more

  5. Aging Well and Boomers November 21, 2012

    Will you age better than those you care for -- or worse? Find out what Baby Boomers can learn from older generations about aging well. From Caring.com....  Read more

  6. Help for Hoarding November 19, 2012

    Coping with someone else's clutter can be as hard emotionally as it is practically. Here, 6 practical tips to help. From Caring.com....  Read more

  7. Pancreatic Cancer Treatment November 13, 2012

    A new study reveals that Abraxane improved survival in pancreatic cancer patients. The hope, the disappointment, the bigger picture, and what you can do....  Read more

  8. Older Drivers and Glaucoma November 13, 2012

    A new study shows that drivers with glaucoma can have twice as many car accidents as normal-vision drivers. What you should know and what you can do....  Read more

  9. Heart Disease Caregivers November 12, 2012

    If you care for someone with heart disease, you're at special risk for heart troubles yourself. Discover 6 tips heart disease caregivers should know....  Read more

  10. Signs of Heart Trouble November 09, 2012

    Look in the mirror to see if you have any of the 4 signs that might indicate heart trouble. From Caring.com....  Read more

  11. Stroke and Heart Health November 06, 2012

    Results show that heart disease and stroke may be, in part, a disease of aging -- but also that preventative efforts are worthwhile and can add many healthy years. ...  Read more

  12. Hurricane Sandy, Charities, & Elder Scams November 02, 2012

    Phone scams rise after natural disaster. Get practical tips to help avoid elder fraud, plus ideas for finding trustworthy charities. From Caring.com....  Read more

  13. Time Change and Seniors November 01, 2012

    Find out how the time change might affect senior sleep patterns (and sundowning) and what you can do to help. From Caring.com....  Read more

  1. Medicare Coverage Update October 23, 2012

    A major Medicare rules change will make it easier for people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other longterm diseases to qualify for rehab services....  Read more

  2. Falls and the Elderly October 17, 2012

    A recent videotape study has helped pinpoint the biggest reason elderly fall: it's the way they shift their weight. Learn why, plus practical tips to help....  Read more

  3. Reverse Mortgage Dangers October 15, 2012

    If you're considering a reverse mortgage to help pay for senior care, know about some of the risks and dangers, plus practical tips to help you plan....  Read more

  4. Dementia-Football Link October 11, 2012

    Why football great and actor Alex Karras fought to draw attention to the dangers of concussion, and what you should know if you played contact sports. From Caring.com....  Read more

  5. Alzheimer's Books October 05, 2012

    If you're trying to explain Alzheimer's to a child, a book might help. Here are 3 well-liked books for younger children (and one for older children)....  Read more

  1. "Type 3 Diabetes," a.k.a. Alzheimer's September 26, 2012

    Discover the foods that could put you at risk for Alzheimer's, according to new research. Learn more about "diabetes of the brain."...  Read more

  1. Public Split on Health Care Law Ruling June 29, 2012

    Supreme Court settles little in the court of public opinion....  Read more

  2. Would You Discuss Nursing Home Sex With Your Parent? June 27, 2012

    The topic freaks families and other caregivers out, report says....  Read more

  3. Talked Weight With Your Doctor Lately? June 25, 2012

    New recommendations urge more obesity screenings and more help shedding pounds...  Read more

  4. Alzheimer's Drug Researcher Becomes a Patient June 22, 2012

    Scientist with younger-onset Alzheimer's knows all too well the importance of clinical trials....  Read more

  5. Hospitalization: Alzheimer's "Tipping Point" June 20, 2012

    Blame delirium-dementia combo for common downhill spiral...  Read more

  6. Can Loneliness, Living Alone Kill You? June 18, 2012

    Both factors found to raise the risk of poorer functioning and even death....  Read more

  7. Dementia & Diabetes: The Missing Link? June 15, 2012

    Recent research suggests there is a strong link between diabetes and risk of developing alzheimer's. ...  Read more

  8. Thanks, Dad: Kids of Older Guys Live Longer June 14, 2012

    Effect is also true of having an older grandfather....  Read more

  9. Report: More Daughters Supporting Dads June 13, 2012

    Why more daughters are supporting their parents in the last decade...  Read more

  10. Are "Well-Spouse Affairs" Different From Others? June 08, 2012

    Is it considered cheating to have an extramarital affair when your spouse is terminally ill? ...  Read more

  11. Ray Bradbury & Memories That Turn Lives Around June 06, 2012

    Questions inspired by Ray Bradbury that everyone should ask themselves. ...  Read more

  12. Think Sunscreen Doesn't Matter Much? June 04, 2012

    Half of trucker's face looks 20 years older than other half ...  Read more

  13. "Old Person Smell" Is Real, Study Confirms June 01, 2012

    Research dollars at work: The good news, the smell isn't bad...  Read more

  1. Would a Pedometer Get You Moving? May 31, 2012

    Find out how pedometers can help the elderly keep active. ...  Read more

  2. Exercise and Vitamin D May Help Prevent Falls May 30, 2012

    Want to help a loved one age in place? Try signing him or her up for an exercise program and adding a multivitamin to the daily regimen....  Read more

  3. Will Older Voters Back Pot for Pain? May 29, 2012

    Mixed reaction to a new pitch to supporting medical marijuana...  Read more

  4. Easier Airport Screenings for 75-Plussers May 28, 2012

    TSA testing new policy to make traveling easier for people 75 and older. ...  Read more

  5. The Long, Long (Too Long?) Goodbye May 25, 2012

    Chronicling a mother's painful decline: "A dwindler," doctor says ...  Read more

  6. Nancy Reagan's Fall Wasn't Her First May 24, 2012

    And that makes her typical of many older adults. Would you know what to do?...  Read more

  7. New Stem Cell Method: Hope for Heart Failure Patients? May 23, 2012

    Scientists in Israel have figured out a way to turn human skin cells into healthy heart cells, which could lead to a whole new method of treating heart failure....  Read more

  8. Nix Routine PSA Test Once and For All? May 22, 2012

    Routine prostate cancer screening test rejected, but controversy persists ...  Read more

  9. Train Brain to Stop Pain? May 21, 2012

    Been told your chronic pain is all in your mind? It might actually be true, according to G. Lorimer Moseley, professor of clinical neurosciences at University of South Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, and head of the Body in Mind research team....  Read more

  10. David Cassidy: A Son's Take on Alzheimer's May 18, 2012

    Ex-teen-star David Cassidy talks about alzheimer's, caregiver guilt, and his caregiving experience. ...  Read more

  11. How Art Enriches Alzheimer's May 17, 2012

    Art therapy can help alzheimer's patients feel better in the moment and drastically improve their mood in the future....  Read more

  12. No More Alzheimer's by 2025, Government Says May 15, 2012

    ...or that's the goal, kicking off this week...  Read more

  13. First-of-Its-Kind Alzheimer's Prevention Trial May 15, 2012

    Attempts to prevent a virulent form before it strikes....  Read more

  14. Failing Memory? Try Making Stuff Up May 14, 2012

    Ever heard of TimeSlips? It's a novel (if not new) way of communicating with people with dementia, based on storytelling instead of memories....  Read more

  15. Sense of Purpose Seems to Slow Alzheimer's May 11, 2012

    Fascinating study says having meaning to life makes a difference...  Read more

  16. Using Taser Force to Get Alzheimer's Cooperation? May 10, 2012

    British man's sad story...  Read more

  17. Forget Car Trouble, Wheelchair Trouble Is Increasing May 09, 2012

    Having a car break down is a lot of things: Frustrating. Irritating. Expensive....  Read more

  18. How Long to Live Alone With Alzheimer's May 08, 2012

    Patients and families struggle to balance independence and safety....  Read more

  19. Aspirin or Warfarin? Cheaper Option Proven Fine May 08, 2012

    Study shows equivalent stroke prevention in heart failure patients....  Read more

  20. Omega-3s May Lower Dementia Risk May 07, 2012

    According to the American Academy of Neurology, it'd be a good idea to pick up some fish and nuts along with a few pints of berries at the store....  Read more

  21. No Time to Work Out? No Problem! May 04, 2012

    Simply moving is your key to better health....  Read more

  22. "Like" This? Organ Donations Up Thanks to Facebook Idea May 03, 2012

    Facebook feature allowing users to share their organ donor status results in spike in donor registrations. ...  Read more

  23. Smell Test Can't Predict Alzheimer's May 03, 2012

    What your sense of smell might say about your risk for alzheimer's disease. ...  Read more

  24. Are Doctors Underpaid? May 02, 2012

    Have a small mountain of medical bills on the kitchen table? Maybe sit down for this: According to Medscape, 49 percent of all physicians and 54 percent of primary care physicians aren't satisfied with their income....  Read more

  25. Mayday! This "Job" Costs Caregivers Plenty May 01, 2012

    "I can do this for a year," thought one woman, now going on 2.5 years of caregiving....  Read more

  1. Eating Berries Might Reduce Cognitive Decline April 30, 2012

    Here's a new argument for grabbing a pint or two of those brightly colored berries at the market: According to new research, eating strawberries and blueberries is linked to better cognitive function in older women....  Read more

  2. Is Your Loved One's Doctor Letting You Down? April 27, 2012

    Survey reveals lack of knowledge about geriatric medicine....  Read more

  3. Quibbling Siblings: Eldercare's Hidden Toll April 26, 2012

    The ties that used to bind can fray -- but they don't have to....  Read more

  4. For Migraine Sufferers, New Research on Which Preventatives Work April 25, 2012

    Finding the right treatment for migraines can be a little like looking for a needle in a haystack. There's no shortage of drug and treatment options, but since not everyone responds the same way, it's hard to figure out what might work without a lot of trial and error....  Read more

  5. Weight Training May Help Prevent, Reverse Cognitive Impairment April 25, 2012

    Scientists have known for a while that regular exercise can help keep the mind sharp while people age, but there hasn't been a whole lot of guidance on what types of exercise are best for the brain....  Read more

  6. Guide Dogs for Dementia Care April 24, 2012

    Dogs are being trained to perform care tasks such as delivering medicine and helping dementia patients locate something they can't find. ...  Read more

  7. British University Works on "Granny-Nav" System for Older Drivers April 23, 2012

    Driving is one of those tricky issues for caregivers and their older loved ones, especially in a society that equates cars and roads with freedom and independence....  Read more

  8. Pat Summitt's Big Changes Post-Alzheimer's April 20, 2012

    Coach steps down, and gets Presidential Medal of Freedom...  Read more

  9. Time for Another Alzheimer's Stamp? April 19, 2012

    Campaign underway; last such stamp debuted in 2008...  Read more

  10. Optimism May Boost Heart Health April 18, 2012

    There are a lot of ways to keep your heart healthy. Exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Don't smoke....  Read more

  11. Dick Clark's Death and New "Happy Heart" Research April 18, 2012

    Upbeat personalities protect the heart -- ironic given the heart attack of "world's oldest teen"...  Read more

  12. Quick! How Many Meds in Your Pillbox? April 17, 2012

    Caregivers dole out plenty, and new guidelines urge caution...  Read more

  13. Warren Buffett's Prostate Cancer: A Common Diagnosis April 17, 2012

    Billionaire one-percenter faces 99 percent survival rate...  Read more

  14. Turmeric: Now Also Good for the Heart April 16, 2012

    Curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, might do more than help prevent Parkinson's disease and help regulate immune function....  Read more

  15. Disrupted Sleep Linked to Diabetes April 13, 2012

    If the association between poor sleep and pre-clinical Alzheimer's isn't enough incentive to go to bed early tonight, how about a link between poor sleep and diabetes?...  Read more

  16. New Parkinson's Research Focuses on Genetics April 12, 2012

    Wondering what Parkinson's researchers are doing these days? It turns out that they're spending a lot of time looking into genetics....  Read more

  17. The Wow-Power of Music for People With Alzheimer's April 12, 2012

    Organization brings iPods to dementia patients in nursing homes...  Read more

  18. Curcumin May Help With Parkinson's Disease April 11, 2012

    Thinking about curry for dinner tonight? It might not be a bad idea....  Read more

  19. A Better, Safer Trip to the E.R. April 10, 2012

    How'd you like to use a new unit designed specifically for 65-plussers?...  Read more

  20. Putting New Alzheimer's Test in Perspective April 10, 2012

    Amyvid may help researchers, but can't actually diagnose disease....  Read more

  21. Cheap Diabetes Drug Might Fight Cancer April 09, 2012

    The generic diabetes drug metformin might fight several types of cancer, according to research presented at the yearly meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Chicago last week....  Read more

  22. Bilingualism Might Protect Brain Against Dementia April 06, 2012

    Remember all those boring French or Spanish lessons in grade school? It turns out they might have been useful after all....  Read more

  23. Docs Say, Cut Unnecessary Medical Care April 05, 2012

    Nine national medical groups urge "Choosing Wisely." ...  Read more

  24. CDC: Most Americans Get Enough Vitamins April 04, 2012

    Here's some encouraging news: According to the CDC, most Americans get enough of the key vitamins and minerals in their diet....  Read more

  25. How Anger Makes You Physically Sick April 03, 2012

    Angry outbursts can increase risk for heart attack and stroke, but not expressing anger can be even more deadly. ...  Read more

  26. Ending Alzheimer's Journey -- in Murder-Suicide April 01, 2012

    Devoted caregiver follows a plan, a week after 61st anniversary....  Read more

  1. Nearing Life's End, Power of Talk April 02, 2012

    A father and stepson reflect together...  Read more

  2. Candice Bergen at 65: Stroke, Memory Loss, Broken Pelvis March 30, 2012

    Actress Candice Bergen opens up about her stroke, broken hip, and ongoing memory loss. ...  Read more

  3. Alzheimer's Insight on PBS: "Embrace the Sublime Chaos" March 29, 2012

    New documentary tells it like the sufferer sees it, and lives it....  Read more

  4. Do Doctors Have Delusion Treatments All Wrong? March 28, 2012

    First-line treatment for dementia delusions is often psychiatric medications of one sort or another. According to Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, a professor at Tel Aviv University's Herczeg Institute on Aging, that may be the wrong approach....  Read more

  5. Who Will Take Care of You? March 27, 2012

    A generation low in empathy threatens future caregiving, scholar says...  Read more

  6. Want to Lose Weight? Eat More Chocolate (Seriously) March 26, 2012

    General wisdom says chocolate makes you fat. Thanks to Beatrice Golomb and her colleagues, we know that general wisdom is wrong, at least on this count....  Read more

  7. New Alzheimer's Drug Questioned March 23, 2012

    Same effectiveness, more side effects than earlier formulation, doctors say...  Read more

  8. Hospitalization Speeds Cognitive Decline March 23, 2012

    The effect hospitalization has on cognitive decline may be bigger than researchers thought....  Read more

  9. Is End-of-Life Palliative Care Ever "Murder"? March 22, 2012

    A new study shows accusations of euthanasia are surprisingly common....  Read more

  10. Stress Incontinence Happens...Even to Stars March 22, 2012

    Oops! Singer Marie Osmond has an accident, on stage...  Read more

  11. That Daily Aspirin Might Fight Cancer, Too March 21, 2012

    Three new research studies published in the Lancet show that a daily, low dose of aspirin might be good for more than just your heart -- it might prevent cancer, too....  Read more

  12. 5 Life Tips From the Long-Lived March 20, 2012

    "Travel first, buy stuff later." What would you add?...  Read more

  13. Eating Apples, Pears, and Blueberries Might Help Prevent Diabetes March 19, 2012

    If your blood sugar's been a little high lately, you might want to load up on apples, pears, and blueberries....  Read more

  14. The Estate Details Nobody Expects March 16, 2012

    Endless "administrivia" means no rest for the grieving...  Read more

  15. Smoking Gun for COPD? Your Childhood March 16, 2012

    Early secondhand smoke exposure doubles the risk of developing lung disease...  Read more

  16. The 12-Minute Routine That Cuts Caregiving Stress March 15, 2012

    Yoga study shows that "downward-facing caregiver" no longer means something bad....  Read more

  17. On Edge Lately? Maybe It's the French Fries March 14, 2012

    If you've been fighting the allure (and aroma) of fast food french fries, here's another weapon in your mental arsenal: In addition to being unhealthy, fried foods may make you irritable and aggressive....  Read more

  18. Getting Someone to Quit Driving -- BEFORE It's Too Late March 13, 2012

    Says one son: "We just live with our fingers crossed."...  Read more

  19. Car Dealer Takes Back Fancy Dementia Impulse Buy March 13, 2012

    You'd complain, too, over a sportscar a family member can't really drive -- or afford....  Read more

  20. Spices Can Help Your Heart March 12, 2012

    Want to help your heart? How about adding a few extra shakes of the spice bottle to your next meal?...  Read more

  21. 17.4 Billion Hours: Time Alzheimer's Caregivers Put in Last Year March 09, 2012

    The recently released Alzheimer's Facts and Figures suggests caregiving costs billions of dollars each year. ...  Read more

  22. Alzheimer's Drugs Seem to Work Later in Disease March 08, 2012

    Will new study make agonizing treatment decisions any easier?...  Read more

  23. New Medicare Statements Fight Fraud, Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound March 07, 2012

    Nobody likes Medicare fraud. Well, except for the criminals who make millions of dollars ripping off the federal government and sweet, unsuspecting older adults. But their opinion doesn't count....  Read more

  24. It's Never Too Late to Talk About Sex March 06, 2012

    Most terminal patients wish doctors would bring it up -- but most docs don't....  Read more

  25. Healing Hearts: Marriage Improves Heart-Surgery Outcomes March 06, 2012

    Spouses have triple the survival rates of singletons....  Read more

  26. Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones March 05, 2012

    Although vitamin E is usually considered a great source of antioxidants, it might also thin your bones if taken in high doses, say Japanese scientists in a new study published in Nature Medicine....  Read more

  27. She's 95, He's 98. Wedding Was Lovely March 02, 2012

    "We're the Romeo and Juliet of senior citizens," record-breaking bride says....  Read more

  28. Having Memory Issues? Check Your Medicine Cabinet March 01, 2012

    What do Lipitor, Tylenol, Benadryl, and Paxil have in common? They've all been linked to impaired cognitive function in recent studies....  Read more

  29. Davy Jones: Even Heartthrobs Get Heart Attacks February 29, 2012

    News of death at 66 makes you want to get your own heart checked...  Read more

  1. Need Health Insurance? Head to the Mall February 29, 2012

    President Obama's health care reforms will soon require everyone to have health insurance -- which, for a lot of people in the country who don't have employer-provided health insurance, will mean buying a policy themselves. To cater to this influx of frustrated, confused shoppers, several insurance ......  Read more

  2. Insomnia? Maybe Skip That Sleeping Pill February 28, 2012

    Study links even occasional use to higher risk of death, cancer...  Read more

  3. Parkinson's Patients Taking Dopamine May Get Creative Boost February 27, 2012

    According to a small Italian study, dopamine treatment may uncover hidden artistic talents in some people with Parkinson's. These people may spend hours a day on artistic pursuits, including painting, drawing, sculpting, and writing poetry or novels....  Read more

  4. Get Bad Older Drivers Off the Road...But Which? How? February 24, 2012

    New studies and new laws try to solve the growing problem...  Read more

  5. Will National Alzheimer's Plan Make a Difference? February 23, 2012

    Draft plan finally released, but can we afford its goals?...  Read more

  6. Alzheimer's Agonizing Decision Hits TV February 23, 2012

    On "Grey's Anatomy": the nursing home placement question....  Read more

  7. Heart Attack Symptoms, Risk Differ for Men and Women February 22, 2012

    Heart attacks are easy to spot -- crushing pain on the left side of the chest, right? Wrong, says the Journal of the American Medical Association in a recent study. Especially not if you're female....  Read more

  8. The Surprising Reason Aging Eyes Need Bright Sunlight February 21, 2012

    Fascinating new research says the eyes are key to much physical health....  Read more

  9. Should Couples Consider Caregiving Before They Wed? February 19, 2012

    "Sweetie, let's discuss our finances, our parenting plans -- and your parents' future health."...  Read more

  10. You Gave, Now Save -- Find the Benefits You're Due February 17, 2012

    70 percent of older adults don't get all the benefits they're entitled to...  Read more

  11. Do You Find Joy in Alzheimer's? February 16, 2012

    An essayist argues it's there, and grossly undervalued....  Read more

  12. Disrupted Sleep Linked to Alzheimer's February 15, 2012

    According to early data from a small study, interrupted sleep is associated with pre-clinical Alzheimer's....  Read more

  13. Should Dementia Screenings Be Part of Routine Care? February 14, 2012

    New study finds they more than double early detection rates...  Read more

  14. Personality Check: Are You a Caregiver at Risk? February 14, 2012

    These traits influence how healthy you'll be when providing care...  Read more

  15. Overeating Might Be Linked to Memory Loss February 13, 2012

    According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, a high-calorie diet (between 2,200 and 6,000 calories a day) is associated with a higher incidence of mild cognitive impairment....  Read more

  16. Everyone Wants the New Alzheimer's Drug February 12, 2012

    A roundup of news about human use and research plans -- so far....  Read more

  17. Skin Cancer Drug Found to "Wash Away" Alzheimer's February 10, 2012

    Future cure, or yet another false hope?...  Read more

  18. A New Definition of Love February 09, 2012

    Caregivers from Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers should adopt this new definition of love to deal with the ever-changing "new normal"....  Read more

  19. Want More Willpower? Exercise It in Small Ways, Avoid Tempting Situations, and Eat Lunch February 08, 2012

    Whether you're trying to avoid another cookie or avoid snapping at a loved one, willpower plays a huge role in daily life. Luckily, even if you don't have a lot of natural willpower, there's plenty you can do to strengthen yours....  Read more

  20. Top Hidden Sources of Salt February 07, 2012

    Watch out for these secretly salty foods that contribute to obesity and heart problems. ...  Read more

  21. Combination of Placebo and Distraction Boosts Pain Relief February 06, 2012

    According to a new study, the placebo effect and distraction, two strong psychological tools for fighting physical pain, can be used together for added benefit....  Read more

  22. Normal Memory Loss or Problem? New Easy Test Helps You Decide February 03, 2012

    Doctor-developed assessment indicates risk...  Read more

  23. Dementia Battle's Latest Face: "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe February 02, 2012

    Hall of Famer's wife had Pick's; he shows signs of MCI...  Read more

  24. Researchers Uncover How Alzheimer's Spreads February 02, 2012

    Scientists have a major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research. ...  Read more

  25. Omega-3s May Lower A-Fib Risk February 01, 2012

    According to a new study in the journal Circulation, omega-3 fatty acids may provide a 30 percent decrease in atrial fibrillation risk....  Read more

  1. Two New Databases Help You Find Drug Side Effects Info January 31, 2012

    FDA data made searchable, can help with decisions on meds or devices...  Read more

  2. Patient Perception May Influence Course of Illness January 30, 2012

    A new study published in Current Directions in Psychological Science asserts that how you perceive an illness may have a substantial effect on your health outcomes....  Read more

  3. The Special Loneliness of the Male Caregiver January 27, 2012

    Their numbers are rising, creating a whole new set of problems....  Read more

  4. What's It Like to Be Old? January 26, 2012

    Poet Donald Hall shares a dispatch from the "unknown, unanticipated galaxy"...  Read more

  5. Is Grief a Disorder? January 26, 2012

    Psychiatrists are debating how to categorize responses to loss....  Read more

  6. IQ Sometimes Influenced by Social Status, Group Setting January 25, 2012

    If you've ever been in a long meeting -- or a heated family conflict about caregiving -- this news will come as no surprise: scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that working in a group can lower your IQ....  Read more

  7. Doc Visits: It's Good You Came Along January 24, 2012

    Caregivers who accompany loved ones improve care, study says...  Read more

  8. New Study: Women Report More Pain Than Men January 23, 2012

    In a study published today in the Journal of Pain, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine announced that women consistently report more pain than men, even for the same conditions....  Read more

  9. Doctors Don't Die Like the Rest of Us January 20, 2012

    Insider essay goes viral as trade secret gets out....  Read more

  10. Skip the Bone Density Test? January 19, 2012

    Routine osteoporosis testing not needed for all 65-plussers ...  Read more

  11. How Realistic Is National Alzheimer's Plan? January 19, 2012

    "Cure by 2025"...but no drug is even close, yet -- oh, there's no money, either....  Read more

  12. Retail Labs: Patient Resource or Marketing Success? January 18, 2012

    Want your lipid panel tested without a doctor's referral? According to NPR, retail labs like Any Lab Test Now and its competitors are cropping up all over the country....  Read more

  13. Paula Deen Reveals Type 2 Diabetes January 17, 2012

    But hmmm, she doesn't blame her fatty cooking, her weight, or her smoking habit....  Read more

  14. Caregivers Top List of Most-Stressed, Psychologists Say January 13, 2012

    Annual report on U.S. stress says 1 in 5 Americans in "extreme" stress...  Read more

  15. Tale of a Death-Defying Dad January 12, 2012

    Ill "immortals" tax resources, emotions...  Read more

  16. Good Kidney Transplant Candidates Turned Away Due to Age January 12, 2012

    An estimated 9,000 "excellent" and 40,000 "good" prospects over 65 are turned away...  Read more

  17. A (Not So) New Way to Diet: Pay Attention! January 11, 2012

    According to a small new study in the Journal of Nutrition and Education Behavior, so-called mindful eating -- paying attention to what and how much you eat -- could help you lose weight. This technique could pay off especially when eating out, as people tend to eat more fat and consume more calorie......  Read more

  18. Strenuous Exercise Delays Parkinson's Degeneration January 10, 2012

    New study finds that types of exercise can reverse the effects of Parkinson's disease. ...  Read more

  19. Grief Linked to Raised Heart Attack Risk January 10, 2012

    A broken heart can literally break your heart...  Read more

  20. Oops: FDA Warns of Possible Pill Mix-Up January 09, 2012

    A drug manufacturing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, may have had mechanical problems causing pills to go in the wrong bottles, according to CNN. The FDA has warned consumers who take over-the-counter medications produced by Novartis (including Excedrin, Bufferin, NoDoz, and Gas-X) or prescription pain ......  Read more

  21. Margaret Thatcher: Okay to Make a Movie About a Living Person's Dementia? January 06, 2012

    Meryl Streep, who plays "The Iron Lady," says why not?...  Read more

  22. Top Scams Against Older Adults January 05, 2012

    They're varied, common -- and on the rise. See five....  Read more

  23. New and Improved Glucometer Means Better Diabetes Care January 05, 2012

    This new diabetes gadget helps doctors evaluate patients blood sugar....  Read more

  24. Byron: Mad, Bad, and...the First Celebrity Dieter? January 04, 2012

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