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Dangers of Low Calcium Intake

...crisis. Osteoporosis is a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. With low calcium intake levels during these important bone growth periods, today's children and teens are certain to face a serious public health problem in the future. Children are drinking more soft drinks and more non-citrus drinks...

More Elderly Take Inappropriate and Harmful Medications

... elderly patients may not have special training in geriatric care, and patients may demand certain medications that have worked for them in the past. Educating doctors and patients and conducting further research into the effectiveness of medications in elderly patients can help solve the problem....

Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men

...e age. Most of us, of course, have no desire to be geriatric body builders. But increased muscle mass and strength would help us maintain our independence well into old age....

Mild Depression may guard aged women

...that depression has been called the common cold of geriatric mental health....

The issue of urinary incontinence

...sity College,London said that if you walked into a geriatric ward or nursing home in the 1985's,// you would have been struck repelled even by the smell. Urinary incontinence is common among the very old, but it has not been a popular subject for medical research. Anyhow, much progress has been made and, in fa...

Blindness may be genetic by nature

...nt places, have come up with the same gene causing geriatric macular degeneration. One study even suggests that the gene may be responsible for almost half of the cases of blindness that happens to the elderly population. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1110189...

FDA warnings against use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly

...cardiac problems associated with them when used on geriatric patients. FDA has requested that the manufacturer...ions to include the warning against use of them in geriatric patients with dementia. The warning must be boxed to catch the maximum attention and must say that t...

Vitamin D, calcium don’t prevent fractures in elderl

...e was not much improvement in the condition of the geriatric population from administration of the supplementary calcium or vitamin D in prevention of fractures....

Exercising is good for you at all ages

... and mental health. Mobility loss is something the geriatric population often experience due to a change in the body composition that happens as a result of diseases that affect their health. Moderate physical exercise coupled with an active lifestyle can reduce the rapid deterioration of the ability to move f...

Innovative footwear may prevent fall in elderly

A new device may be able to stop the geriatric population from falling and hurting themselves from being //unable to maintain their balance. The device is called Yaktrax Walker. This is plastic netting like structure that conforms to the footwear and helps the people wearing them in maintaining ...

Insomnia is not normal for the elderly

...that can lead to insomnia or lack of sleep for the geriatric people. The research findings point to five step...ociated problems of fatigue or irritability in the geriatric people in order to avoid further complications like depression that may stem from insomnia. Referen...

Geriatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Not Be Treated Properly

...outines and screening test recommendations for the geriatric patients with this health condition. The researchers had collected data on nearly 2,500 elderly Medicare recipients with CKD who eventually required dialysis to replace lost kidney function. Records were reviewed to evaluate the patients' routine me...

Brain holds the key to Overactive Bladder

... conducted by Derek Griffiths, Ph.D., professor of geriatric medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said that poor bladder// control is due to the reduced activity of the orbitofrontal cortex of the brain. He reported his findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Urology. He studied the b...

Doctors Are Too Rushed To Give Bedside Manners Its Due

... served as an eye opener for improved attention to geriatric care....

Search for an Effective and Safe Hepatitis C Vaccine

...ouis University School of Medicine is a pioneer in geriatric medicine, organ transplantation, chronic disease prevention, cardiovascular disease, neurosciences and vaccine research, among others. The School of Medicine trains physicians and biomedical scientists, conducts medical research and provides health s...

Cut Calories to Age Gracefully

...nburgh, Ph.D., an associate professor of aging and geriatric research at the UF College of Medicine and the paper's senior author. UF scientists found that feeding rats just 8 percent fewer calories a day and moderately increasing the animals' activity extended their average lifespan and significantly overtu...

Elderly and Overweight -Not Such a Bad Combination After All

...ort Study studies aging-related health issues. UCI geriatric neurologist Dr. Claudia Kawas and Corrada also manage the Clinic for Aging Research and Education at Leisure World, where they work with people who are aged 90 or over to study ways to maximize the potential of the oldest-old as they age. The clinic ...

Unnecessary Catheterization Puts Elderly Patients at Risk

...sability or dementia, and patients admitted with a geriatric condition such as confusion or frequent falls. The...iving, a physician's order for bed rest, and three geriatric conditions –confusion, falls, and failure to thrive at home. Patients with five or more risk factors...

Lower Literacy Puts Poor Health In Aging

... programs that have been shown to be successful in geriatric and low-literacy populations. ‘Combining these two efforts may be what is needed,’ she speculates. In the long run, predicts Sudore, successful interventions would save money for taxpayers: ‘People with limited literacy skills have worse health ou...

Clue to Link Between Obesity and Long-Term Memory Discovered

...nd associate research professor in the division of geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medic...ouis University School of Medicine is a pioneer in geriatric medicine, organ transplantation, chronic disease prevention, cardiovascular disease, neurosciences a...

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