Navigation Links
Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study
Date:7/28/2014

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more chronic medical conditions people have at retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy may be, a new study claims.

Since nearly four in five older Americans have multiple health issues, scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore said the findings may help explain why gains in life expectancy are slowing in the United States.

"Living with multiple chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease and heart failure is now the norm and not the exception in the United States," said lead author Eva DuGoff in a Hopkins news release. "The medical advances that have allowed sick people to live longer may not be able to keep up with the growing burden of chronic disease."

"It is becoming very clear that preventing the development of additional chronic conditions in the elderly could be the only way to continue to improve life expectancy," DuGoff added.

Life expectancy is rising faster in other developed nations than it is in the United States. To more closely examine this trend, the researchers analyzed data compiled on 1.4 million Medicare beneficiaries aged 67 and older enrolled as of Jan. 1, 2008.

For each additional chronic condition a person had, life expectancy was reduced by almost two years, according to the study published in the August issue of Medical Care. While the study found an association between chronic illnesses and life expectancy, it did not prove a cause-and-effect link.

Although the number of chronic conditions people have matters, specific diseases can also determine life expectancy, the researchers noted. For example, it's estimated that a 67-year-old with heart disease will live, on average, an additional 21 years. But a 67-year-old with Alzheimer's disease is only expected to live another 12 years.

"We tend to think about diseases in isolation. You have diabetes or you have heart failure. But ma
'/>"/>

Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Chronicling pink slimes fall from grace
2. Adjusting Your Attitude About Chronic Pain May Help You Sleep
3. Chronic cocaine use triggers changes in brains neuron structure
4. Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer
5. Should oxygen be used for patients with chronic heart failure?
6. Researchers identify a life-and-death molecule on chronic leukemia cells
7. Understanding the links between inflammation and chronic disease
8. Marker distinguishes more-aggressive from less-aggressive forms of chronic leukemia
9. Study examines chronic inflammation in oral cavity and HPV status of head and neck cancers
10. Recent Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Chronic Disease in Pets
11. Analysis of KRYSTEXXA phase III data demonstrates improved health-related quality of life and physical function in refractory chronic gout patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study
(Date:9/18/2014)... "Medical staff need better ways to ... the patient's privacy," said one of two inventors from ... order to supply caregivers with the equipment they need ... prototype for The Helper to make it easier to ... patient onto his or her side. It also securely ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... One of the most capable and sophisticated ... ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will be ... the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, in ... service ShandsCair EC155 and the Vanderbilt University LifeFlight ... highlight Airbus Helicopters broad, industry leading line-up of ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Alan Mozes HealthDay ... When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking ... time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller ... of crowding and our ability to provide timely emergency care ... of the authors of the new research, Dr. Renee Hsia, ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... true: exercise is good for you. But new research ... have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. ... melanoma, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors ... associate professor in the School of Nursing and director ... was the senior author on the study, which appears ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014 TayganPoint Consulting Group, ... that President and co-founder John Cassimatis was named ... Winners for 2014, recognizing the region’s top healthcare ... emerging executive of the year. , The Innovation ... sciences that continue to shape the medical industry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 2Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 3Health News:Airbus Helicopters Inc. Features Industry-leading Models at AMTC 4Health News:ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find 2Health News:ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find 3Health News:Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy, Penn team finds 2Health News:TayganPoint Executive Receives Prestigious Award from Philadelphia Business Journal 2
... 280 cases of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum on the ... these reported cases, 264 have occurred in Kingston// , 12 ... Clarendon. There have been no reported deaths due to malaria. ... from the WHO Regional Office for the Americas coordinated by ...
... researchers based in the UK has found a way to ... potential for a new form of drug delivery// . ... of London, chemically modified carbon nanotubes by adding a range ... to enter a variety of cell types, including human cancer ...
... in the military have higher blood pressure, heart rates and ... . ,Researchers looked at 121 adolescents – including ... Iraq and 53 with a parent in the military but ... launched in March 2003 and nearly three months later when ...
... an independent risk factor for HIV infection, according to ... Sexually Transmitted Infections. The researchers conducted// a meta-analysis of ... looking at the link between smoking and progression to ... ,There is a growing recognition that smoking can increase ...
... Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday approved by voice ... to provide mental health services for suicide// prevention, ... Alaska Natives through expanded telemedicine systems, CongressDaily reports. ... committee Chair Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), five tribes or ...
... used to treat diabetes and thought to hold great ... syndrome (PCOS), is less useful for helping women with ... with the infertility drug clomiphene, report researchers in an ... largest, most comprehensive effort yet to compare the two ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Carbon Nanoneedles For Drug Delivery 2Health News:Carbon Nanoneedles For Drug Delivery 3Health News:Carbon Nanoneedles For Drug Delivery 4Health News:Wartime Raises Stress, BP Rates in Military Offspring 2Health News:Smoking Increases Risk of HIV Acquisition 2Health News:Standard Therapy More Effective in Common Fertility Disorder 2Health News:Standard Therapy More Effective in Common Fertility Disorder 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  ADM Tronics ... DeNovi , Ph.D. to its corporate Advisory Board ... an instructor at the Harvard Medical School and ... Rome.  He received his Masters degree in Electronics ... Systems from the University of Bologna. After spending a ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed ... has entered into a distribution agreement with Zimmer, ... dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane ("dHACM") allograft products to ... private label basis. The MiMedx dHACM ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... PLAINSBORO, N.J. , Sept. 18, 2014 ... the National Hemophilia Foundation,s (NHF) new three-year initiative, ... to people with hemophilia and their families/caregivers to ... can impede disease management. The curriculum for the ... Your Provider About Pain , focuses on improving ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ADM Tronics Appoints Gianluca DeNovi, Ph.D. To Advisory Board 2ADM Tronics Appoints Gianluca DeNovi, Ph.D. To Advisory Board 3MiMedx Signs Distribution Agreement With Zimmer 2MiMedx Signs Distribution Agreement With Zimmer 3Novo Nordisk Supports National Hemophilia Foundation Initiative for "Collaborating in Care" Disease Management Program 2Novo Nordisk Supports National Hemophilia Foundation Initiative for "Collaborating in Care" Disease Management Program 3
... for Candida albicans in only five ... two enzyme color reactions to produce ... read. AlbiQuicktm is performed on a ... Incubation time is only five minutes ...
... for small and large multi-specialty provider networks. ... check-out. Review the complete Patient History, from ... labs and charts all by one click ... immediately. Communicate electronically with the referring physicians ...
... meridianEMR is a revolutionary "blended model EMR ... medical records in your office and on-line ... of physicians and software engineers, meridianEMR combines ... create a highly modular medical EMR that ...
... an Automated Digital Cell Morphology and Informatics ... and transmission of White & Red Blood ... blood smears can be loaded at once, ... 60 per hour depending on the tests ...
Medicine Products: