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ICAA's Research Review newsletter is a must for any health and wellness professional who intends to stay connected with the latest developments in aging research and population trends. Use these news stories to stay on top of the evidence in surveys, studies and polls that enables you to connect to the global active-aging community, establish relevant programs, and educate and market to older adults.



Stats: Top 10 fittest cities analyzed, ranked by ACSM
Positive emotion skills curb caregiver depression, anxiety
Medicare urged to use external reference pricing
Obese older adults face fewer years of fully functional life
Cardio fitness linked to lung, colorectal cancer risk, survival
Tech Talk: Robopets may boost wellness for those engaging with them

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Stats: 7.5 million adults 65+ can't pay for a prescribed drug
Mind-body exercises show some benefits for MCI
Restricting carbs at breakfast curbs glucose spikes in diabetics
Workplace wellness programs on the rise: CDC
Medically tailored meal delivery halves hospital admissions
Tech Talk: Study pilots motion-tracking wearable for Parkinson's

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Stats: 94% of grandparents help support grandchildren financially
Poor diet biggest risk factor for death worldwide
Family caregivers need formal training
WHO drafts global digital health strategy
Low scam awareness tied to cognitive impairment
Tech Talk: CMS boosts telehealth coverage

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Stats: One in three older adults lacks regular companionship
Older adults feel younger when they feel in control
Receiving more "thanks" at work boosts physical, mental health
Behavioral therapy bests drugs for urinary incontinence
Dehydration tests unreliable for very old
Tech Talk: Most mental health apps not supported by evidence

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Stats: Only 16% of adults 65+ routinely tested for thinking,memory
Fractures linked to walking leashed dogs on the rise
Resistance training may help prevent type 2 diabetes
Opioid misuse sending more older adults to the ED
Relieving arthritic knee pain unlikely to boost physical activity
Tech Talk: New hearing aid embeds fall detection and alerts

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Stats: 85% of adults 65+ feel younger than their actual age
Low-quality health stories the norm on social media
Personalized patient engagement a key to overall wellbeing
Lowering BP, cholesterol may not aid thinking, memory
Sedentary behavior tied to heart risks in older women
TechTalk: Take-homes from CES 2019

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