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Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

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Rutgers Center for Exercise and Aging celebrates 15 years of bringing students and seniors together in a quest for better health

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Can Virtual Reality Help Us Prevent Falls in the Elderly and Others?

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Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for many elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers now think virtual reality could be a big help in detecting and possibly reversing balance impairments.

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The Medical Minute: Exercise Helps to Keep Seniors Safe From Falls

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Each day, more than 800 Americans suffer a hip fracture. Most of those fractures are due to falls, and most happen to seniors, who have lower bone density and muscle mass than the rest of the population.

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State-of-Science Book Provides a Comprehensive Review of Elder Abuse Issues

Elder Abuse: Research, Practice, and Policy provides the most up-to-date information regarding elder abuse, with respect to risk/protective factors, clinical assessment and management, ethnography, practice and services, legal justice, elder court systems, guardianship system, policy issues, and future directions.

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Weak Grip a Strong Predictor of Metabolic Disease and Disability in Adults

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A simple test to determine a person’s grip strength may be a predictor of developing metabolic disorders in middle or older age, a new cross-continental study has found.

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Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

For the first time, researchers have found a biological basis for financial exploitation in the elderly. The team is led by a Cornell University scientist with collaborators at York University in Toronto.

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SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older

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Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to research presented today at the 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium.

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Glioblastoma Clinical Trial Shows Combined Therapy Extends Life for Patients 65 and Older

Treating older patients who have malignant brain cancer with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide plus a short course of radiation therapy extends survival by two months compared to treating with radiation alone, show clinical trial results published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Advanced Practice Nurses Are Lowering Hospitalization Rates, Saving Money in Nursing Homes

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Five years into the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a program aimed at improving nursing home care, researchers at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri are seeing significant reductions in spending and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in participating nursing homes. The results were reported in the project’s annual report, released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and prepared by RTI International.

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Study Identifies Molecular Clues for Age-Related Intestinal Issues

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Intestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy and function normally, but a new study in Cell Reports suggests they also age along with people and lose their regenerative capacity. Reporting their data online March 14, researchers suggest that reactivating the signaling of a key molecule lost in aging intestinal stem cells could restore healthy intestinal function in older people.







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