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Hospitalized seniors can make great strides with just a few steps

A recent study conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston suggests that senior citizens who stay mobile in hospitals can decrease the length of their stay.“Using [special step activity] monitors, we were … [Read more...]

How expensive will nursing homes be in 2020?

The cost of growing old is a concept Baby Boomers are beginning to wrestle with as they contemplate long term care options for both themselves and their aging parents. But in today’s age of economic uncertainty and rising care … [Read more...]

Good cholesterol linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the 7th leading cause of death and costs about 172 billion dollars annually.[1] Due to the disease’s debilitating nature, more than 10 million caregivers of individuals with the disease are unpaid family … [Read more...]

In some States, Medicaid costs are going up, coverage is going down, and lives are being snuffed short

Massachusetts’ Medicaid program enjoyed success, at least initially. Boston (.com) reported that the state’s Medicaid program enrolled about 250,000 new members since mid-2006. What’s more is that the success of Massachusetts … [Read more...]

The Perfect Holiday Caregiver: It’s all a state of mind

The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families coming together for the … [Read more...]

Talking parrot provides clues in chilling elder abuse case

A parrot could possess vital clues to a horrific South Carolina case of elder abuse. Suffering from sores that resulted from an extended period of neglect, a 98 year-old woman was found in the home where she was supposed to have … [Read more...]

Does WikiLeaks pose a threat to our best students?

Brandon / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The WikiLeaks fiasco has appropriately gained widespread international media attention and analysis. But some of the effects of the situation reach farther than one might initially presume. For … [Read more...]

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