Heart Disease

Shoulder soreness linked to heart disease

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Lifting nursing home residents may lead to staff blaming their shoulder soreness on physical strain. But a new study indicates shoulder joint pain symptoms may be linked to cardiovascular problems. Lifting nursing home residents may lead to staff blaming their shoulder soreness on physical strain. But a new study indicates shoulder joint pain symptoms may be linked to cardiovascular problems.

Nurse-directed intervention eases heart disease, diabetes

Nurse-directed intervention eases heart disease, diabetes

Having primary care nurses promote physical activity could be effective enough to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk among seniors, according to a British study.

Ebola shmebola! It's the real killers we should be worrying about

Ebola shmebola! It's the real killers we should be worrying about

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It's not hard to see why the Ebola outbreak has so many of us on edge. It's sort of like the proverbial monster under the bed. Except this time, the monster is no figment of our imagination. And now it appears ready to pounce on us.

Cancer survivors pose challenges and opportunities for long-term care

Cancer survivors pose challenges and opportunities for long-term care

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One of the occupational hazards of being a journalist is that you often have to distribute bad news. But every so often you get to share something that's a bit more cheerful. This is one of those times.

CDC: Mortality rates for top five causes of death fell between 2010 and 2011

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Rates for five of the top 15 causes of death have fallen significantly over the past year, though overall lifespan has stayed the same, a government analysis found.

CMS to start covering heart procedure that significantly extends life expectancy

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Medicare beneficiaries with heart valve damage will be able to have a valve replacement covered under certain conditions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

Obama administration boosts Alzheimer's research with $50 million in funding

The Obama administration has said it will devote $50 million to fund Alzheimer's research this year, and an additional $80 million in 2013.

Statins linked to diabetes risk in women, study finds

In a rare blow to positive news surrounding statins, a new study reveals the heart drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes in older women.

Study: Daily aspirin increases the risk for macular degeneration in seniors

Daily doses of aspirin in elderly adults can double the risk for developing the "wet" version of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.

Federal funding for age-related diseases and illnesses is declining, report finds

Federal funding for age-related diseases and illnesses is declining, report finds

One of the realities of the national budget crisis is that government funding for age-related health conditions — particularly Alzheimer's — is drying up, says a new report from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Chronic diseases increase seniors' vulnerability during heat waves

Seniors with chronic diseases have a significantly higher risk of death--up to 92%--during a heat wave. A recent Canadian report examines why.