Monthly Archives: August 2012

Upright Not Uptight

Falls are a leading cause of injury, particularly among the elderly, but they are usually preventable. Here are some suggestions from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Athletic Trainers Association to avoid injuries from falls. Keep muscles … Continue reading

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Elderly Easily Scammed

Why does it seem the elderly are easily scammed?  According to researchers at the University of Iowa,  it seems, is because a specific area of the brain has deteriorated or is damaged.  By examining patients with various forms of brain damage, … Continue reading

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Are You At Risk For Melanoma?

There is a new target that may hold the key to the successful treatment of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer that primarily targets older men. Researchers have found a new channel-forming protein called Pannexin (Panx1) that is on the surface … Continue reading

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Lower Risk Of Falls With Cataract Surgery

Patients 65 years and older who underwent cataract surgery had  lower odds of hip fracture one year after the procedure, when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery, according to a study in the August issue … Continue reading

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Cataract Awareness Month

Nearly half of all senior citizens in the U.S. have developed or will develop cataracts by the age of 80. This represents an astounding number of people across the nation have a vision impairment that they might not even be … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Fights Against Brain Diseases

Scientists from the University of South Florida in Tampa and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an … Continue reading

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