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Writing Program with Student Interaction Creates Sense of Purpose for Seniors

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Re-Inflating Balloon after Carotid Stenting Appears to Double Risk of Stroke and Death

After reviewing outcomes from thousands of cases, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that patients with blocked neck arteries who undergo carotid stenting to prop open the narrowed blood vessels fare decidedly worse if their surgeons re-inflate a tiny balloon in the vessel after the mesh stent is in place.

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Transitional Care, Progressive Mobility Help Patients With Post-Acute Care Recovery

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An article in the June 2015 issue of Critical Care Nurse reviews post-acute transitional care as provided at a skilled nursing facility in western New York and examines the individual roles of various interdisciplinary team members, including progressive care nurses.

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Law Professor’s New Book Offers Wide-Ranging Tips on Aging and Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

A new book by Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Sharona Hoffman details how people can make sure elderly parents or other relatives get the care they need to maintain fulfilling lifestyles and social ties. It’s also a book about how baby boomers can prepare for their own aging. "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow" (Praeger Publishers, 2015) is a new release as of May.

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Trending Stories Report for 27 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics, cancer, nanotech, elderly care, marketing research, energy, children's health, and immunology.

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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.