Falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly. In fact, one out of every four elderly adults falls each year, sustaining severe injuries. This is a significant concern to everyone in their life, especially their caregivers. Although you should try to minimize falls, the inevitable can happen at any time. Your response can
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A new study investigates the potential impact of climate, specifically hot temperatures, on the risk of developing kidney stones.  The kidneys are a very important organ, and they play an essential role in keeping the body healthy and in balance.  However, a variety of conditions may impact their ability to perform optimally.  One of these conditions is
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A new study has found that people who reported higher amounts of stress, anxiety, and depression, were more likely to contract COVID-19.  Researchers set out to determine whether these factors were associated with the risk of COVID-19 infection. In addition, they also investigated whether these factors had any correlation with the severity of COVID-19 symptoms
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Neurodegenerative dementia is an umbrella term for neurodegenerative diseases that have the main clinical symptom of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are three such neurodegenerative dementia diseases. While people with Parkinson’s disease can develop dementia—it only happens when the protein aggregations spread into the cerebral cortex of
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A new study investigates the calorie content of food in chain restaurants following the implementation of calorie labels on menus.  In 2018, the United States government began enforcing a policy that requires larger chain restaurants to include calorie labels on their menus.  This includes any chain restaurant with more than 19 locations in the country, and
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The American Heart Association recently released their ‘2021 dietary guidance to improve cardiovascular health’.  Within the article, they covered ten features of a heart-healthy eating pattern, that emphasizes the importance of overall dietary pattern rather than individual foods or nutrients and underscores the critical role of nutrition in all stages of life. Instead of looking
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Study shows link between weight loss from bariatric surgery and COVID-19 severity. Entering 2022, worldwide COVID cases have topped the 290 million mark, with more than five million deaths (1). While new variants develop with lower mortality rates, the risk of severe COVID infection is still greater for some groups. Common risk factors include people
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An analysis of over 80 studies investigates the potential effectiveness of online therapy for depression in comparison to traditional, in-person sessions.  The current COVID-19 pandemic initiated changes to many industries, including the medical field.  When the pandemic first started, many private healthcare providers exchanged in-person office visits for remote appointments.  Given that COVID-19 is still a pressing
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There has been concern surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and rare cases of myocarditis in young adults and adolescents. A recent study, published in the journal Circulation, suggests that these rare cases generally have mild symptoms and a short recovery time.  The study, co-authored by paediatric cardiologist Dr. Dongngan T. Truong of the University of Utah, reported
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For a child to grow up healthily and become a successful adult, they need to develop resilience, self-discipline, and tenacity. While 90% of who we are is dependent on our genetic make-up, the remaining 10% can be strongly influenced by our environment, driving the type of adult we will become, despite our nature. To continually
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Hospitals are known for bland food, cold temperatures and dry air — not exactly attributes that land a long hospital stay at the top of anyone’s bucket list. Notwithstanding, you don’t just have to give up on your hospital stay. There are plenty of things you can do to make your hospital stay comfortable, if
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If you exercise regularly, you will know the importance of recovery. Every time you workout, your body is placed under stress. The muscle fibres undergo micro-tears which are repaired by the body later. However, without the right type and amount of nutrition, it will not have the means to do that. You will lose muscle
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A new study investigates the effectiveness of a saliva test for detecting COVID-19 in children, which may be helpful in the school setting. Considering the reopening of schools, understanding and preventing COVID-19 transmission is particularly important.  At this point in time, the majority of young children are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.1,2 Additionally, children that contract
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A new study investigates whether going on a ten-minute, moderate-intensity run can improve brain function and enhance cognitive performance.  Exercise has a variety of benefits for the body, and incorporating it regularly can be a great way to boost overall health.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least either 150
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