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An active social life may help stave off suicide-5489

An active social life may help stave off suicide

According to background in a new study, suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death among middle-age women in the United States. Between 1992 and 2010, surveys were conducted among 72,607 nurses (ages 46-71 years).

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Social wellness

Programs are important for engaging residents in community life-5487

Programs are important for engaging residents in community life

A poll of 221 professionals in senior living found that 46% agreed and 34% strongly agreed that “resident engagement is directly correlated to the programming offered in my community.”

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Program management

After hospital visit, older adults overestimate functional abilities-5486

After hospital visit, older adults overestimate functional abilities

To determine if older adults who were treated in hospital emergency rooms could safely navigate once they returned home, they were asked to get out of bed, walk 10 feet, turn around and get back into bed.

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Attitudes & perceptions

Balance training reduces risk of falls among women-5485

Balance training reduces risk of falls among women

At 20 locations in cities throughout France, 706 women ages 75-85 years were randomly assigned to a group exercise program or a control group that maintained their regular activities. The women who exercised engaged in a progressive balance training program along with home exercise

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Falls management

More minutes of exercise better for losing body fat-5482

More minutes of exercise better for losing body fat

After experiencing menopause, women tend to gain body fat. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women (United States National Cancer Institute), and older age and obesity are two risk factors. A study was conducted to determine if exercise would reduce body fat, which might reduce one of the risks of breast cancer.

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Obesity

Exercise intensity may benefit brain more than minutes of exercise-5480

Exercise intensity may benefit brain more than minutes of exercise

A growing body of research has shown that physical activity encourages cognitive health as well as physical function. But how much exercise? A research team decided to explore that question.

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Program design

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