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Avandia Raises Heart Risk But Should Stay on Market, FDA Panel Finds

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Source of Information: http://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/fda-panel-finds-avandia-raises-heart-risk-but-stays-on-market.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyAging_20120131   The controversial diabetes drug Avandia does raise the risk of heart attack more than other medications of its kind but should stay on the market with tightened controls, a U.S. government advisory panel recommended late Wednesday. By a complex series of votes, the 33-member panel of experts rejected the option [...]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Should Know

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Should Know

Written By: Michelle Bayno BSW, BA Alzheimer’s can be tricky. It can present itself with symptoms that seem innocent enough. For example, you may just be forgetting things, but we all do from time to time. According to Joseph Hanna (B.Sc. Phm., CDE, CGP), it is estimated that this affliction affects half a million Canadians [...]

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Dementia Patients Over 65 More Likely To Be Hospitalized

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dementia Patients Over 65 More Likely To Be Hospitalized

Posted on 01/12/2012 by Candy Sagon // Personal Health and Well-being // Source of Information: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/01/12/dementia-patients-over-65-more-likely-to-be-hospitalized/?cmp=NLC-RSS-DAILY-BULLETIN Seniors with dementia are more likely to be hospitalized for illnesses that could have been prevented or treated with better outpatient care, a new study has found. In the study, which followed 3,091 adults age 65 or older for [...]

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This “Life Saving” Tool May Lead You Straight to Invasive Breast Cancer

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
This “Life Saving” Tool May Lead You Straight to Invasive Breast Cancer

Source of Information http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/09/x-ray-mammography-screenings-finding-cancers-not-there.aspx?e_cid=20120109_DNL_art_1 Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 09 2012 | 43,978 views Story at-a-glance Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). the abnormal growth of cells within the milk ducts of the breast, is considered non-invasive or “stage zero breast cancer,” with some experts arguing for its complete re-classification as a non-cancerous condition Many [...]

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Coffee Before Cholesterol Testing

| January 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Coffee Before Cholesterol Testing

 Are you ready for your next cholesterol test? Ask Dr. Richard Liebowitz Source of Information: http://www.everydayhealth.com/cholesterol-specialist/coffee-before-cholesterol-testing.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyAging_20120108 Q: I had a few cups of black coffee (no cream or sugar) before a cholesterol test. Will it affect the results, and if so, how? Can I have any liquids besides water before this test? — Vicki, Michigan [...]

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New Ways to Beat Diabetes-The latest treatments for fighting the devastating disease

| December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
New Ways to Beat Diabetes-The latest treatments for fighting the devastating disease

by: Dr. Mehmet Oz | from: AARP The Magazine | November 2011 issue http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-10-2011/new-treatments-for-diabetes.htm   Over the past 30 years the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has skyrocketed, from about 6 million in 1980 to almost 19 million today. As this problem spirals out of control, researchers are racing to find new treatments for [...]

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A Morning At The Mall: Taking your Elderly Parents Christmas Shopping. A Guide For Caregivers

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
A Morning At The Mall: Taking your Elderly Parents Christmas Shopping. A Guide For Caregivers

Written by Michelle Bayno BSW, BA   I really savor this time of the year. My husband and I bundled up our boys Sunday morning and headed off to the shopping center to complete our last minute Christmas shopping. We arrived early enough to avoid the crowds.  Once we arrived at the mall, Christmas music [...]

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‘Moving my elderly wife will kill her’

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
‘Moving my elderly wife will kill her’

 13/12/11 John Charlish whose wife Joan is a resident at The Laurels, a care home that is set to close. http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/moving_my_elderly_wife_will_kill_her_1_3333495 Published on Wednesday 14 December 2011 13:00 A DEVASTATED Luton pensioner fears that a Town Hall decision to close the town’s remaining two council-run care homes and move residents elsewhere will kill his wife [...]

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Hospital’s $1,300-a-day ultimatum highlights strains on long-term care

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Hospital’s $1,300-a-day ultimatum highlights strains on long-term care

   karen howlett http://www.topix.com/family/elderly/2011/12/hospital-apologizes-after-threatening-to-charge-elderly-womans-family-1-300-a-day TORONTO— Globe and Mail Update Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 6:11PM EST Last updated Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 10:46PM EST Carol McMurray was shocked when she received a letter, threatening to charge her $1,300 a day if she refused to move her mother, an 84-year-old hospital patient, to the first bed [...]

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Top Ways to Control Ulcerative Colitis

| December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Top Ways to Control Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease that can’t be cured, but it can be controlled. Get expert tips on how to manage ulcerative colitis symptoms. By Chris Iliades, MD Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/ulcerative-colitis/control-ulcerative-colitis.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyAging_20111210 Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers, or sores, [...]

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