Health

The high costs of bad health among front line caregivers

The high costs of bad health among front line caregivers

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We are what we eat, and there's a lot of evidence that our nursing home workforce is struggling to be good.

Google moving into aging sphere

Google announced the launch of Calico last week, a new company that will be particularly focused on aging and possible innovations to improve quality of life for seniors.

Stereotypes predict the odds of rehab success

Stereotypes predict the odds of rehab success

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If you're like me, you're a big believer in the saying "Attitude determines altitude." Eldercare professionals should have this embedded in their minds — for their good and the benefit of those they care for.

Thank you for not yolking

Thank you for not yolking

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I had a newspaper in one hand and an Egg McMuffin in the other when I got the news, and I dropped them both like they were deadly poison. Canadian researchers have apparently determined that eating an egg yolk is almost as bad for your health as smoking a cigarette

More Americans are praying about their health, study finds

Health problems have spurred more Americans to prayer in recent years, according to a survey that has tracked prayer rates.

CMS implements new law on hospice, home health

CMS implements new law on hospice, home health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has begun implementing a new law that requires physicians to meet face-to-face with individuals looking to be certified for Medicare home health services and Medicare hospice services.

Gardening programs good way to boost health, energy of older adults, researchers find

Older adults who spend time gardening are more likely to eat healthier foods, and report better quality of life and higher energy levels than other seniors who don't garden, according to new research.

Theory about health and two-drink minimum debunked in new study

It's last call for those who think two drinks a day can stave off functional decline in old age. New research suggests that it's lifestyle, not liquor, that really helps to determine how we age.