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Tech Talk: Study pilots motion-tracking wearable for Parkinson's-7102

Tech Talk: Study pilots motion-tracking wearable for Parkinson's

A recently launched UK project entitled "Developing Home-based Parkinson's Care" and led by the University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT), enables Parkinson's disease patients to use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG) as part of an initiative to help them and a specialist team monitor the condition at home.

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Physical wellness

Medically tailored meal delivery halves hospital admissions-7098

Medically tailored meal delivery halves hospital admissions

Adults with low incomes and chronic diseases who get free meals delivered that are tailored to their medical needs are less likely to be admitted to the hospital or a skilled nursing facility, researchers have found.

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Nutrition

Workplace wellness programs on the rise: CDC-7093

Workplace wellness programs on the rise: CDC

Almost half of all US worksites offered some type of health promotion or wellness program in 2017, according to "Workplace Health in America 2017," the first government survey of workplace health promotion programs in 13 years, published on April 22 in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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Industry development

Restricting carbs at breakfast curbs glucose spikes in diabetics-7088

Restricting carbs at breakfast curbs glucose spikes in diabetics

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate breakfast can help individuals with type 2 diabetes control blood sugar levels throughout the day.

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Health promotion

Mind-body exercises show some benefits for MCI-7084

Mind-body exercises show some benefits for MCI

Mind-body exercises, including tai chi, yoga and qigong, are associated with certain improvements in cognitive function in individuals with mild cognitive impairment, according to a recent study.

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Physical wellness

Stats: 7.5 million adults 65+ can't pay for a prescribed drug-7081

Stats: 7.5 million adults 65+ can't pay for a prescribed drug

Fifteen million Americans deferred purchasing prescription drugs in the past year due to cost, about half of whom are adults ages 65+, according to results of a recent survey, "
The US Healthcare Cost Crisis," from Gallup and nonprofit West Health.

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