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TechTalk: Take-homes from CES 2019-6995

TechTalk: Take-homes from CES 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January, featured more than 1,000 speakers and 4,500 exhibitors, and was attended by more than 188,000 visitors.

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Market opportunities

Sedentary behavior tied to heart risks in older women-6991

Sedentary behavior tied to heart risks in older women

The longer older women sit or lie down during the course of a day-and the longer the individual periods of uninterrupted sitting-the greater their risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke, according to a study funded by the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Community design

Lowering BP, cholesterol may not affect thinking, memory-6987

Lowering BP, cholesterol may not affect thinking, memory

Taking candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide to lower blood pressure or rosuvastatin to lower cholesterol, or a combination of the two, did not slow decline in thinking and memory.

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Cognitive health

Personalized patient engagement a key to overall wellbeing-6985

Personalized patient engagement a key to overall wellbeing

A survey from software company Pegasystems demonstrating the importance of quality patient engagement is aimed at doctors and healthcare industry management, but also has implications for active aging professionals working in life care communities, rehabilitation and other settings that involve a mix of wellness and medicine.

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Communication

Low-quality health stories the norm on social media-6981

Low-quality health stories the norm on social media

Given the importance of health and medical news in everyone's lives, a relatively new organization called Health Feedback, made up of scientists who have published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, collaborated with the Credibility Coalition, recently created by the World Wide Web Consortium, to assess the scientific quality of the 100 most-shared health articles on social media in 2018.

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Research

Stats: 85% of adults 65+ feel younger than their actual age-6976

Stats: 85% of adults 65+ feel younger than their actual age

A majority of older adults (88%) say they feel healthier than their parents' generation, and 85% say they feel younger than their chronological age, according to a recent survey of 1,000 US adults ages 65 and older, surveyed from October to November 2018.

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Motivation

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