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Friday, March 13, 2015

Seniors' Health: ER admission rates higher for obesity ♦ Say no to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients ♦ Exercise training prevent premature death + More

Seniors' hospital and ER admission rates are higher if they have obesity  Obesity is associated with substantial increases in older adults’ hospitalizations, emergency room admissions and use of outpatient healthcare services, according to a new study of 172,866 Medicare Advantage members .Continue Reading
Time to 'just say no' to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, Continue Reading
Mechanism behind most common form of inherited Alzheimer's A study reveals exactly how mutations associated with the most common form of inherited Alzheimer's disease produce the disorder devastating effects. Continue Reading
Can exercise training prevent premature death in elderly?  Generation 100 is the first and largest randomized clinical study evaluating the effect of regular exercise training on morbidity and mortality in elderly people. Studies suggest that exercise has a tremendous preventative effect on morbidity and premature death, Continue Reading .

Loneliness and social isolation are as much a threat to longevity as obesity  Loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity. The effect occurs even for people who like to be alone..Continue Reading

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