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Cross Off That “To Do” List, Study Shows All Daily Activity Can Prolong Life

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That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.

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Two Yoga Poses Proven to Reverse Scoliosis Curves

Significant, quick reduction in scoliosis curves with two yoga poses

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Could Surgery Reduce Frailty in Adults with Heart Failure?

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Patients showed a reduction in measures of frailty after surgery for left-ventricular-assist-device (LVAD)

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Biomarker May Predict Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at SBP have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased areas of the brain to treat AD, Parkinson’s disease, as well as glioblastoma, brain injuries and stroke.

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New Online “Aging in Place Toolkit” Launches in Time for National Family Caregivers Month and Family Holiday Season

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New easy-to-navigate website available to 700,000 Bay State family caregivers by providing online and phone support – an eldercare roadmap and helpline for aging-in-place planning

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Researchers Examine Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors

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Two NDSU researchers have published a paper giving high marks to a program designed to help aging adults prevent falls.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Easy Test to Find Out if You May Have Early Signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's

Douglas Scharre, director of the division of Cognitive Neurology at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, talks about a test you can take to determine if you may have the early signs of demential or Alzheimer's. He also talks about how to approach family members, or loved ones, who are experiencing dementia or Alzheimer's. Free Test: http://sagetest.osu.edu

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Elder Abuse, Texas Forensic Assessment Center Network, Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute, elder neglect, Adult Protective Services, Jason Burnett Ph.D., Carmel Dyer, M.D., Re

UTHealth, Adult Protective Services Join Forces to Improve Lives of Texas Elderly

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The Texas Forensic Assessment Center Network (FACN) has been expanded from children’s services to include adults through a formal agreement between the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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