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  • Oct
    22
    Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research. The study included 524 men and women, average age about 88, who were followed for three years. During that time, there were 28 hospitalizations and 20 deaths from pn Read Article »
    Oct
    14
    Health Tip Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
    (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin and brittle, increasing the risk for fractures. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these risk factors for osteoporosis:Being a postmenopausal woman.Being white.Being an older adult.Having a small frame.Gettin Read Article »
    Oct
    8
    Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Infection rates within U.S. nursing homes are on the rise, and that trend will continue until better hygiene practices are put in place, a new study suggests. "Infections are a leading cause of deaths and complications for nursing home residents and, with the exception of tub Read Article »
    Sep
    11
    Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit. "The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden and personal cost of using questi Read Article »
    Sep
    10
    Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimers Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who habitually use sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The drugs in question are benzodiazepines, a widely prescribed group of sedatives that include lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Va Read Article »
    Sep
    8
    Osteoporosis Drugs Work But Review Finds No Clear Winner
    (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds. Reporting Sept. 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers said that for women with the bone-thinni Read Article »
    Sep
    4
    More Evidence Ties Some BoneBuilding Drugs to Rare Fractures
    (HealthDay News) -- Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report. For those who took bisphosphonates for four to five years, the so-called "relative risk" was 100 times higher th Read Article »
    Aug
    26
    Heart Studies Dont Reflect RealWorld Patients Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms. Experts said the findings, which appear in the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, aren't surprisi Read Article »
    Aug
    11
    Bone Drugs Dont Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don't appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer as previously thought, new research finds. "We found that postmenopausal women who took a bisphosphonate for three or four yea Read Article »
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