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Social interaction and physical activity help relieve pain and insomnia-5244

Social interaction and physical activity help relieve pain and insomnia

People who are in pain may have trouble sleeping. At baseline and after three years, 6,676 people 50 years and older completed questionnaires about their health status and lifestyle.

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Hot weather: Extreme heat increases risk of hospitalization-5212

Hot weather: Extreme heat increases risk of hospitalization

Extreme weather events are becoming more common, and high temperatures are one of them. During periods of high heat between 1999-2010, people 65 years and older who were enrolled in Medicare (US health insurance) had a higher risk of hospitalization, most frequently for fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, septicemia and heat stroke. Data from 1,943 counties was used.

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Even in "seniors" housing and retirement communities, trouble with daily living

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHAT) was developed to capture information on the daily lives of people 65 years and older in the United States who are beneficiaries of Medicare, the federal health insurance. In a special issue, findings from the 2011 NHAT reveal how older adults are impacted by late-life disability (Journals of Gerontology: Social Science).

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Difficulty walking or climbing most common forms of disability-5182

Difficulty walking or climbing most common forms of disability

For a new report on the older population in the United States, “disability” was defined as difficulty or serious difficulty with hearing, vision, cognitive skills, ambulation, self-care and independent living.

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Mediterranean diet reversed, but did not prevent, metabolic syndrome-5147

Mediterranean diet reversed, but did not prevent, metabolic syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is characterized by three or more risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The risk factors include abdominal obesity, high levels of triglycerides, low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol, hypertension and high levels of blood glucose (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). The Mediterranean diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, fish and seafood, nuts and legumes.

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Pain associated with fear of falling, and falls-5127

Pain associated with fear of falling, and falls

In the United States, one out of three people 65 years and older fall in a given year, resulting in nonfatal and fatal injuries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Given that pain is common among older adults (AGS Health in Aging), a research team was interested in discovering if pain was related to falling.

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