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Article ID: 713340

As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescription opioids

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows.

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22-May-2019 1:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713175

Study Finds Higher Education Linked to Later Onset Alzheimer’s-related Decline

Stony Brook University

A new study by Stony Brook University researchers reveals that higher education is associated with later onset of Alzheimer’s-related accelerated cognitive declines. Their findings will be published early online in the Journal of Gerontology.

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22-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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    15-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712749

Many older Americans expect to lose brainpower, poll finds, but most don’t ask doctors about preventing dementia

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority of those polled say they take supplements or do puzzles in an effort to stave off brain decline, very few of them have talked with their doctors about evidence-based ways to prevent memory loss. So they may miss out on proven strategies to keep their brains sharp into their later years.

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13-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712813

Standards for quality surgical care for older adults finalized by Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Proposed quality standards for improving the surgical care of older adults received feedback from a sample of North American hospitals, and those deemed most feasible to implement are undergoing pilot testing before a national rollout.

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14-May-2019 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712747

How mutations lead to neurodegenerative disease

University of Adelaide

Scientists have discovered how mutations in DNA can cause neurodegenerative disease. The discovery is an important step towards better treatment to slow the progression or delay onset in a range of incurable diseases such as Huntington’s and motor neurone disease – possibly through the use, in new ways, of existing anti-inflammatory drugs.

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13-May-2019 8:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712706

Following DASH diet can reduce heart failure risk in people under 75

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

A diet proven to have beneficial effects on high blood pressure also may reduce the risk of heart failure in people under age 75, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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10-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712703

VR can improve quality of life for people with dementia

University of Kent

Virtual reality (VR) technology could vastly improve the quality of life for people with dementia by helping to recall past memories

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10-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT
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    9-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712324

Anger More Harmful to Health of Older Adults Than Sadness

American Psychological Association (APA)

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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2-May-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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Article ID: 712583

Physical and Mental Health of Seniors Linked to Optimism, Wisdom and Loneliness

University of California San Diego Health

In a new study of older adults living in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine parse how distinctive factors, such as wisdom, loneliness, income and sleep quality, impact the physical and mental functioning of older persons.

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8-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712483

Security Cameras in Nursing Homes Aim to Protect the Vulnerable but Present Ethical Dilemmas

University of Washington

With reports of crimes against nursing home residents gaining media attention around the country, seven states have passed laws regulating the use of cameras in care facilities. An assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Social Work outlines the list of legal and moral issues that surveillance raises.

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7-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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