Diet may make a difference in fight against facility-acquired infection … Malnutrition in the elderly is underrecognized and increasing in prevalence … Vitamin D deficiency tied to disc degeneration, lower back pain in older women
Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor muscle function in seniors … Immune response to influenza is culprit in poor flu outcomes … ‘Whole concept of senior living will change’ if Alzheimer’s drug is approved … Antidepressants show little clinical benefit for major depressive disorders
Lonely seniors may soon have emotionally intelligent AI companion … Low vitamin D tied to non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms … Study illuminates quality of life for seniors with knee osteoarthritis … 24-hour blood pressure measure best predicts cardiovascular disease
Happy Independence Day! This is such a pivotal period in everyone’s summer plans, and what a great time for weddings, family reunions and/or the perfect simple picnic. That goes for our frail seniors, too. I know I become happy just thinking about how great it feels to experience the fresh air, sunshine and the smell of nature, and they do too — if things go well.
While people of color appear less likely to develop skin conditions such as foot ulcers and cancers, they are far from immune, experts insist. A new study provides recommendations for the prevention and early detection of skin cancer in people of color based on a review of available data.
It’s not a secret that employees who work in healthcare, whether they are medical journalists or nurses, don’t always earn gold stars when it comes to managing their own health. Witness the nurses clustering in a “butt hut” outside a facility, an administrator taking a cavalier approach to his or her diet, or saleswomen wearing sole-killing heels at a conference.
Elderly adults who are deficient in vitamin D are at a higher risk for developing mobility limitations and becoming disabled, new data suggests.
Vitamin D supplementation should be routine for elderly female nursing home residents, a new study on mortality and vitamin D deficiency suggests.
Nearly all residents at a German geriatric rehabilitation hospital had insufficient levels of vitamin D, while more than two-thirds had severely deficient levels, a new study has found.