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Report: Negative attitudes about aging impact health-6099

Report: Negative attitudes about aging impact health

The Gerontological Society of America has published an AARP-sponsored supplement issue of The Gerontologist devoted solely to attitudes and stereotypes about aging.

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Home health worker visit lowers hospital readmission risk-6097

Home health worker visit lowers hospital readmission risk

A visit by a home health worker such as a nurse or physical therapist within a week of an older adult's discharge from a skilled nursing facility seems to lower the risk of hospital readmission within 30 days, according to Indiana University researchers.

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Electroacupuncture may help stress urinary incontinence-6086

Electroacupuncture may help stress urinary incontinence

A study from China suggests that electroacupuncture to the lumbosacral area (near the small of the back and the back part of the pelvis between the hips) may help women with stress incontinence - an involuntary loss of urine, as might happen when sneezing or coughing.

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In longterm care, environmental features promote physical activity-6075

In longterm care, environmental features promote physical activity

In general, people become more physically inactive as they age. However, individuals in longterm care (assisted living or nursing) may spend more time being inactive than those in the larger community.

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Leisure-time physical activity may reduce risk of Alzheimer's-6068

Leisure-time physical activity may reduce risk of Alzheimer's

A systematic review found 24 studies that examined the relationship between physical activity and new cases of Alzheimer's disease.

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Exercisers experience less disability after a stroke-6059

Exercisers experience less disability after a stroke

A stroke results when there is a blockage of blood flow to the brain (ischemic) or a blood vessel bursts (hemorrhagic), either of which damage the brain. The risk of stroke increases with age, and it is a major cause of disability (Centers for Disease Control and Research).

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