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A Push to Open Doors to Care for the Homebound

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Study in JAMA Internal Medicine examines a nearly invisible population of shut-ins for ways to treat the infirm, assist the rest.

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Hospice Use Linked to Fewer Depressive Symptoms for Surviving Spouses

Spouses of patients receiving hospice for three or more days more frequently reported reduced depression symptoms, compared to surviving spouses of patients who did not receive hospice.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Helps Patients Newly Diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

ATS 2015, DENVER—Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) treatment could be a valuable addition to comprehensive therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, according to a new study. The study was presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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Early Detection and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease and Mortality

Screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling.

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Long-Term Depression May Double Stroke Risk for Middle-Aged Adults

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Adults over 50 who have persistent symptoms of depression may have twice the risk of stroke as those who do not, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers found that stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, particularly for women.

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Friend or Foe? Study Examines Seniors' Increasing Use of Walking Aids

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America’s population of senior citizens is growing, and with it, a reliance on canes, wheelchairs and scooters. This proliferation of senior mobility devices is surprising considering that prior research showed a correlation between device use and falling — the leading cause of death resulting from injury among adults 65 and older.

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May Is Older Americans Month … Know Warning Signs of Depression in Seniors

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Healthy aging includes addressing mental health concerns, such as depression. Mississippi State University professor Dr. Joe Wilmoth and MSU Extension Service agent Romona Edge offer tips for helping older adults.

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Trending Stories Report for 30 April 2015

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Why One of Three People Aged Over 70 Are Discharged with Functional Decline

“We wanted to examine why people who come into the hospital on their feet sometimes leave in a wheelchair,” said Dr. Anna Zisberg and Dr. Efrat Shadmi of the University of Haifa’s Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, who performed the study.