Posts Tagged ‘depression’

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

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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 prevent or delay these outcomes?…

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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 complications. Seniors are using opioids…

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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 that includes exercise training, education,…

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