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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seniors Health:Seniors don't bounce back fast from car crashes ♦ More women are reaching 100 but centenarian men are healthier ♦ Pet ownership and its potential benefits for older adults

Seniors don't bounce back fast from car crashes Many seniors injured in motor vehicle crashes remain in pain for months afterwards, which negatively affects their quality of life, including the ability to live independently, suggest the results of a study of older auto accident victims treated in emergency departments.
Independence at home program national demonstration saves more than $25 million House calls, a long-running option dating back to the early days of medicine, can be used in a new way to improve geriatric care and lower costs, says a new report.
More women are reaching 100 but centenarian men are healthier New research has found an increasing trend in the number of people in the UK reaching age 100 over the past two decades. The study also found that, whilst women were far more likely to reach 100 than men, males tended to be healthier and had fewer diagnosed chronic illnesses compared to women.
Pet ownership and its potential benefits for older adults New research calls for increased understanding about older adults, the relationship between pet ownership and health, and the current barriers which limit older adults' chances to own a pet. The stud goes into detail about physical and financial risks for older adult pet ownership and how it can be diminished.

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