Seniors more fearful of falling after months of low physical activity
Aug 04, 2021
More than a quarter of older adults say they are in worse physical condition now than before the pandemic, and nearly half age 65 and older have become more afraid of falling, a new poll finds.
Trio is trouble in assisted living: Risky neuro drug combos too common, dementia expert says
Mar 11, 2021
Fully one in seven people with dementia who do not live in nursing homes are taking at least three drugs that act on the central nervous system — beyond the advised limit, a new study finds.
Docs haven’t asked about hearing in years, most older adults say
Mar 03, 2021
At least 50% of older adults are likely to have hearing loss, but fully 80% of Americans age 50 and older say that their primary care providers have not asked about their hearing in the past two years,...
Nursing homes more prepared for the coronavirus than for H1N1: survey
Apr 26, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 troubles currently facing eldercare facilities, things could have been much worse for some, a Michigan survey suggests.
New device may help those with tremors eat and drink
May 01, 2014
A handheld electronic device may allow patients to overcome shaky hands caused by essential tremor, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System.
Antidepressant may also help prevent heart failure
Oct 03, 2012
In a discovery that University of Michigan researcher John Tesmer, Ph.D., described as “completely serendipitous,” the drug paroxetine, a.k.a. Paxil, inhibits G protein-coupled receptor kinase...
‘Smart’ catheter could cut urinary tract infections in long-term care facilities: report
Aug 24, 2012
Michigan researchers are developing a “smart” catheter that releases a bacteria-killing nitric oxide substance at the start of an infection, according to a report presented at a conference...
For diabetics, this news may bring tears of joy
Dec 21, 2011
Residents with diabetes may soon be able to use their tears — rather than have blood drawn up to10 times each day — when it’s time to measure glucose levels. University of Michigan researchers...