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Memory Area Of Brain In Older Women Boosted With Regular

Memory Area Of Brain In Older Women Boosted With Regular Aerobic Exercise

BMJ-British Medical Journal Twice weekly routine may help to slow down advance of dementia, say researchers Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among...

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2014-04-18 23:04:34

Visiting Angels, a national private duty network of home care agencies, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to host and deliver Visiting Angels Dementia Care certification training using its proprietary learning management system. In addition to the specialty certification program, the preferred vendor relationship with IPCed will enable Visiting Angels to make cost-effective state compliance training opportunities available to franchise...

2014-04-17 23:13:06

“The Original Copper Heeler”, a copper insole designed to manage the debilitating effects of arthritis and joint pain, was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, HealthWatch, which took a look at the latest medical products and services available to consumers. Susan Bridges, the host of NewsWatch and a medical expert, conducted the product review and shared with viewers how many users can now lead a normal life without invasive surgery. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 “The...

2014-04-17 23:08:10

In the wake of a federal jury’s decision to award $9 billion to a man who developed bladder cancer after using the diabetes drug Actos, Cancer Monthly says patients who took Actos should recognize the symptoms of bladder cancer and protect their rights if they are diagnosed. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Cancer information site Cancer Monthly is advising Actos users to be aware of the symptoms of bladder cancer after a jury in the U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana concluded...

2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-17 09:40:13

Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. "Just as signs of memory loss may signal brain changes related to brain disease, apathy may indicate underlying changes," said Lenore J. Launer, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging at the National...

2014-04-17 08:28:21

New Yorkers Can Now Benefit from a Personalized Cardiovascular Disease Wellness Program FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation, a pioneer in integrating next-generation diagnostics into personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs for patients with or at risk for heart disease, today announced that the company can serve patients from all 50 states now that it has successfully completed the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)...

2014-04-16 13:59:35

Sarcopenia — the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength — may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this condition should be measured. However, a new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (volume 69, number 5) lays out an empirically derived set of criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia. These recommendations are a...

2014-04-16 12:31:06

Arthritis Foundation Raises Funds for a Cure in the San Francisco Walk to Cure Arthritis SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Help find a cure by participating in and fundraising for the 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 17 at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse in San Francisco. Formerly Arthritis Walk, Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation's signature, national fundraising event to prevent, control and cure the nation's leading cause of disability....

2014-04-16 08:28:05

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack McDonald elected to have Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery after more than a decade of watching his tremors and other symptoms get progressively worse, he saw it as a teachable moment for his grandchildren. Their reactions to his brain surgery experience were the inspiration for Poppo's Electric Brain, an educational new children's book that makes Parkinson's disease and DBS more understandable for young people. More...

2014-04-15 08:31:23

Arthritis Foundation Raises Funds for a Cure in the Cincinnati Walk to Cure Arthritis CINCINNATI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Help find a cure by participating in and fundraising for the 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis on May 18 at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. Formerly Arthritis Walk, Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation's signature, national fundraising event to prevent, control and cure the nation's leading cause of disability....


Latest Aging-associated diseases Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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