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No Increase in Complications of Breast Reconstruction over Age 65, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Older women don't have an increased overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Scientists Establish that Drug Candidates Can Block Pathway Associated with Cell Death in Parkinson’s Disease

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In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction of brain cells in Parkinson's disease.

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Experts Recommend Intermediate Physical Activity Goals, Especially for Older Adults

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The recommendation that adults should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults. That’s one recommendation from physical activity and health experts who published a paper this week in the British Medical Journal.

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The Medical Minute: Seniors Often Keep Falls a Secret

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Maintaining an independent lifestyle is so important for some people as they age that they keep it a secret that they've experienced a fall.

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Study Suggests Increase in Falls Among the Elderly

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Over a 12-year period, the prevalence of falls among older adults appeared to be on the rise, a new nationally representative study says.

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Bone Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Bone and Cartilage in Adult Mice

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A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice.

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Offer a Warm Heart, Not a Cold Shoulder This Winter

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o your neighbors have their house lights on? Is their walk shoveled? Are the newspapers and mail piling up? You might want to knock on the door and check on them, says Debbie Jansky, assistant manager, Gottlieb Home Health & Hospice. “Winter is isolating for us all but when really bad weather hits, the chronically ill or elderly really suffer the most,” she says.

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Playing Catch Can Improve Balance, Prevent Falls in Seniors

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The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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The Dementia that is NOT Alzheimer’s Disease

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The term Alzheimer's is frequently used to describe all dementias even though there are many different causes for dementia. Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million American and is frequently misdiagnosed.

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Coordinating Care for Elderly Across Treatment Settings Remains a Problem

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In what is believed to be the first interview-style qualitative study of its kind among health care providers in the trenches, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented barriers to better care of older adults as they are transferred from hospital to rehabilitation center to home, and too often back again.