“Among older adults with diabetes mellitus who were without evidence of cognitive impairment at study baseline, we found that clinically significant hypoglycemia was associated with a two-fold increased risk for developing dementia … Similarly, participants with dementia were more likely to experience a severe hypoglycemic event” JAMA Internal Medicine doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6176 http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/604042/?sc=dwhp
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Study Highlights Relationship between Hypoglycemia and Cognitive Impairment
New Procdeure to Zap High Blood Pressure Looks promising
The kidneys play a major role in regulating blood pressure. The renal nerves communicate information from the kidney to the brain and people with hypertension have hyperactive renal nerves, which raises blood pressure. Renal Denervation treatment is in clinical trials to learn whether renal denervation is safe and effective. The Simplicity HTN-3 clinical trial will [...]
Plan Ahead & Stay Cool: Heat Related Deaths Are Preventable
Identifying vulnerable populations such as elderly and the isolated , the very young, those with chronic diseases, and those with mental status impairments and implementing strategies such as visits by the National Guard, college students, and wellness teams, as well as reverse 911 phone calls, Web and social media alerts, and press releases. Interventions during [...]
To Fall or Not To Fall: 10 Ways to Fallproof Your Home!
Falls are a common reason for trips to the emergency room and for hospital stays among older adults. Many of these hospital visits are for fall-related fractures. Here are some common sense tips to make you home ’fall-proof’ http://happyhealthyideas.blogspot.com/2013/05/10-ways-to-safeguard-against-falls.html
Anti-Cancer Drug Appears to Reverses Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have found that an anti-cancer drug is effective in reversing the memory deficits in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Researchers were able to verify that bexarotene, a drug most commonly used to fight lymphoma, does significantly improve cognitive deficits in mice expressing gene mutations [...]
Fab Five to keep your vision alive
Eating these foods which are rich in vitamins and minerals have been shown to improve vision. Which are on your grocery list? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/16/foods-for-vision_n_3280781.html?utm_hp_ref=health-post50
The Fountain of Youth may be all in your Brain
Researchers may have found the body’s “fountain of aging” in the brain region known as the hypothalamus. “It’s clear from our study that many aspects of aging are controlled by the hypothalamus. What’s exciting is that it’s possible — at least in mice — to alter signaling within the hypothalamus to slow down the aging [...]
The Smartphone Physical, a re-imagination of the physical exam using only smartphones
An MD talks about the perceived pluses and minuses of The Smartphone Physical ”.. we found that using our smartphones and the clinical devices actually improved our ability to engage with the “patient,” because we were able to share and explain the physical exam findings directly at the point of care” http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/05/19/the-smartphone-physical/
Biomarker accuracy getting closer to identifying Alzheimers before symptoms develop
“We can better predict future cognitive impairment when we combine biomarkers with patient characteristics. Knowing how accurate biomarkers are is important if we are going to some day be able to treat Alzheimer’s before symptoms and slow or prevent the disease.” Catherine Roe, PhD, research assistant professor of neurology http://www.psypost.org/2013/05/alzheimers-markers-predict-start-of-mental-decline-17915
If your hands hurt, even simple tasks can become a painful ordeal.
Arthritis, injuries, inflammation; any of these can cause pain or stiffness in the hands which could make even the simplest tasks a painful ordeal. Here are 5 exercises to help maintain strength and flexibility in your hands http://view.mail.health.harvard.edu/?j=fe56177073670174731d&m=febb15747d630d7a&ls=fde91c74776606747c13727c&l=fe57157677630c7b7217&s=fe591c797661077c7317&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe271776776201787d1170&r=0
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