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TechTalk: Virtual coaches, fitness trackers helpful after cardiac rehab-6355

TechTalk: Virtual coaches, fitness trackers helpful after cardiac rehab

Heart patients who participate in cardiac rehab programs typically do well during the program but tend to revert to sedentary lifestyles once the formal programs end, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

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Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults-6351

Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults

One of the most common procedures for knee pain, called arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, has been shown repeatedly in randomized clinical trials to provide no benefit compared to exercise and physical therapy for individuals with degenerative meniscus tears.

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Osteoporosis

Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term-6348

Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term

A long-term followup of two studies of pedometer use with older adults found that the 12-week walking programs - which included mail or nurse support - led to higher physical activity up to four years later, compared with usual care. Both studies were in London, UK.

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Cardiovascular health

Children of centenarians feel stronger purpose in life-6344

Children of centenarians feel stronger purpose in life

As members of the active-aging industry know, a sense of meaning and direction in life is associated with living longer and experiencing less disease, disability, and cognitive impairment.

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Social wellness

Stigma curbing participation in Alzheimer's studies-6340

Stigma curbing participation in Alzheimer's studies

Stigma associated with Alzheimer's disease may be an obstacle to seeking information about one's risk of developing the disease and to participating in clinical studies of potential therapies, according to a U.S. national survey of beliefs, attitudes and expectations often associated with Alzheimer's.

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Research

Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV-6336

Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV

Approximately one in 30 Boomers is chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and almost half of all liver cancer cases in the U.S. are caused by HCV.

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