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Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

February 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

Decreased disease risks due to more successful stewardship in long-term care

February 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

LTCF residents are at an increased risk of developing infections due to many underlying comorbid conditions, frequent use of invasive devices, age-related physiologic changes, and institutional exposure.

Be alert for a flu-like virus

January 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

There’s another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it’s not being identified.

How stress can cause weight gain in women

December 29, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. 

Friendships: the key to aging well

December 14, 2017  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News

Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

December 13, 2017  |  Melissa Bailey, KHN

A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Treat hypertension earlier and keep it lower, new guidelines say

December 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The first new high blood pressure guidelines in a decade suggest keeping blood pressure lower than previously recommended in order to improve cardiovascular and kidney health in later years.

Connecting with a church

November 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.

Hypertension in the female 40s: A big risk-booster for dementia

October 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Increased risk factors for dementia can begin earlier in life than you think, especially for hypertensive women.

Hydration project

October 16, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

Fur-ever homes for man’s best friend

October 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.

Chronic disease communication lacking

September 27, 2017  |  newswire

A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.  


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