Noninvasive Stress Detector Measures Stress Without Causing It

A noninvasive stress detector can now measure stress levels without actually causing the patient any nervousness.   It’s now possible to get clean readings without worrying the measurement itself is causing the patient worry or discomfort. This is a great advancement as stress related to our mental well-being, including that…...

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Functionally Impaired Adults At Higher Risk For Nursing Homes In Old Age

Functionally impaired middle-age adults who can’t perform activities of daily living, show higher risk for winding up in nursing homes in their old age. This data comes from a recent National Institute of Aging (NIA) study. The question is, how can these mid-aged adults be helped so as to either…...

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Opioid Crisis Taking Its Toll On Senior Citizens, Says Government Report

The opioid crisis in the form of prescription pain killers, is affecting senior citizens at an increasingly dangerous rate, warns the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Millions of senior citizens are filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time. And hundreds of thousands are getting hospitalized with opioid-related…...

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Cardiac Rehab: The Why, The Who, And The How.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program to help people who have had a heart attack, heart valve repair, heart transplant, or heart failure, get back to a normal and active life. Moreover, cardiac rehab reduces the risk of further heart problems. Indeed, a team of specialists creates a protocol…...

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