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Older refugees have high levels of depression even decades after immigration to Canada

University of Toronto

Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known about their long-term mental health.

Channels: Mental Health, Poverty, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors, Immigration, Local - Canada, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST

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Research Shows That Older Patients with Untreated Sleep Apnea Need Greater Medical Care

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that the medical costs are substantially higher among older adults who go untreated for obstructive sleep apnea (OTA).

Channels: Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Sleep, Healthcare, Seniors, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
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Many older people's glasses of wrong power

University of Gothenburg

Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

Channels: Aging, Healthcare, Seniors, Vision, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom
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8-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
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Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

University of Chicago Medical Center

Research from the University of Chicago shows some data used by Nursing Home Compare, the go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, may be highly inaccurate.

Channels: Aging, Healthcare, Nursing, Patient Safety, Seniors, Trauma, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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New Blood Test Could Help Elderly Concussion Patients With Internal Head Bleeding to Get Diagnosed, Treated Faster

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Novel research shows that a blood test can differentiate elderly concussion patients with brain tissue damage from those without it. This finding, published in the special brain health collection of AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, could help ensure that elderly patients with severe concussions receive crucial treatment for their injuries.

Channels: Aging, Blood, Neuro, Seniors, Trauma, 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Older adults use online physician ratings, but view them cautiously, poll shows
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Older adults use online physician ratings, but view them cautiously, poll shows

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A sizable minority of adults over age 50 have looked at online reviews of physicians, a new poll finds, but few have written one. The poll looks at how they weigh the opinions of online strangers when choosing a doctor, compared with other factors.

Channels: Healthcare, Seniors, Technology,

Released:
31-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
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New Tool Could Help Families Check on Older Loved Ones Over the Holidays

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A new study shows a tool developed by Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research is able to accurately predict whether older adults living in the community might be neglecting themselves.

Channels: Winter Holidays, All Journal News, Aging, Seniors, Technology, Staff Picks,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
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Newswise: UTEP Students Find $100 Solutions to Address Challenges

UTEP Students Find $100 Solutions to Address Challenges

University of Texas at El Paso

Students in The University of Texas at El Paso's Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences program participated in a global service-learning program in which students receive $100 to create projects that generate sustainable changes in local communities.

Channels: Children's Health, Education, Family and Parenting, Seniors, Sex and Relationships, Sexual Harassment and #MeToo,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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