Thursday, May 18, 2017

TODAYSSENIORSNETWORK: UPDATED, MAY 18, 2017


Time to Celebrate a Year-Round, Healthy Snack – the Strawberry…May is National Strawberry Month, a time to reflect on the history of this sweet, nutrition-packed fruit that grows well in Florida – and to extol its health benefits…(continue)

Adjusting Meds May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults--Simply adjusting the dose of an older adult's psychiatric medication could reduce their risk of falling, a new University of Michigan study suggests…(continue

Study Confirms Link Between Alcohol Consumption, Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women– Alcohol consumption is known to be a risk factor for breast cancer based on studies predominantly done in white women. Now a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found the same risk exists for black women, an understudied group…(continue)

“BE FAST” When It Comes to Stroke--During National Stroke Awareness Month, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Stroke Experts Offer Tips on How to Recognize and Prevent Strokes…(continue)


Few Heart Attack Survivors Get Recommended Physical Activity--Only 16 percent of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalization, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian…(continue)

Aggression Disorder Linked to Greater Risk of Substance Abuse--People with intermittent explosive disorder at five times greater risk for substance abuse than those who don’t display frequent aggressive behavior…(continue)
 
Surprising Link Between Blood Sugar and Brain Cancer Found--
Diabetes raises risk for many cancers, but not most common malignant —New research further illuminates the surprising relationship between blood sugar and brain tumors and could begin to shed light on how certain cancers develop…(continue)

Helistroke Service: Flying the Physician to the Stroke Patient Works— Flying a stroke specialist by helicopter to a nearby stroke patient for emergency care is feasible, saves money and, most importantly, gets critical care to patients faster than transporting the patient to a hospital first, according to a single-patient, proof-of-concept study by a Johns Hopkins Medicine research team…(continue)

Social Smoking Carries Same Heart-Disease Risks as Everyday Habit--One in 10 Americans screened said they sometimes smoked, study found– Social smokers’ risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol is identical to those who light up every day, new research has found…(continue)