New Wearable Reduces Risk of Collision For Visually Impaired

By Julia Little  |  May 1, 2015

Americans of all ages are impacted by vision loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the 14 million citizens experiencing debilitating visual impairment, 1.6 million are over the age of 50. There's a serious need for enhanced therapeutic and rehabilitation treatment methods to assist these patients in performing daily activities.

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Study Finds Some Older Women Still Have Hot Flashes

By Megan Ray  |  April 30, 2015

Most women reach menopause somewhere between age 50 and 60. However, according to a recent study, some women are still experiencing symptoms well after the average time frame. 

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Research Shows Women May Be At Risk Of Rare Hereditary Heart Condition

By Megan Ray  |  April 29, 2015

Heart disease is a major health problem that causes more deaths than all cancers combined, according to the Heart Foundation. Approximately 720,000 people in the U.S. experience a heart attack each year. For women specifically, the disease is the No. 1 killer. Researchers have been working to learn more about heart disease's impact on women in order to identify preventative measures and reduce the estimated 43 million women currently affected by the condition.

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Social Connections Can Help Seniors Fight Health Problems

By Tim Watt  |  April 28, 2015

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, and scientists and health advocates are constantly coming up with new ideas to help people keep their hearts healthy. While many diseases and conditions, including those related to the heart, can be treated with appropriate medicine and therapy, seniors shouldn't discount the effects that a healthy social life can have on their overall well-being.

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Do You Have Parkinson's Disease?

By Julia Little  |  April 27, 2015

Parkinson's disease is a common condition among older adults. Almost 1 million people in the U.S. are affected by this disease, according to Florida Hospital. Initially, it can be hard to diagnose the condition. However, there are a few distinct symptoms of Parkinson's. Use this guide to learn more about the disease.

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Happy National Healthcare Decisions Day!

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 16, 2015

Happy National Healthcare Decisions Day! It is important to know that advance care planning is more than just naming someone you trust a power of attorney or writing a living will. It’s critical that you have frank, clear conversations with your loved ones about your end-of-life plans in combination with any advance health care directives you make.

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Surveys Show Compounded Hormone Users Unaware Of Risks

By Tim Watt  |  April 15, 2015

Hormone therapy is a common way to treat menopause symptoms like sleeplessness and hot flashes. However, after studies from the Women's Health Initiative in 2000 found hormone users have a higher risk of conditions like breast cancer, blood clots and heart disease, many women stopped relying on hormone therapy and started looking for alternative methods to reduce side effects of menopause, according to Harvard Health Publications.

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Study Shows Food Additives May Induce Intestinal Diseases

By Julia Little  |  April 13, 2015

As people age, it's crucial that they're consuming a healthy diet to reduce their risk of developing conditions like diabetes. It's important to check the ingredients of foods before purchasing them to ensure products aren't filled with harmful food additives.

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