2005: Biweekly Highlights
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.
Of Special Interest
April kicks off National Public Health Week 2005, American Public Health Association (APHA) is asking elders and older adults and their families to assess their current health status, identify potential risks and create a plan for maintaining optimum health.
USDHHS National Institute of Health Mission is to combat high blood pressure in America. May 2005 is National High Blood Pressure Education Month
SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages. It is a joint initiative of the South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Health Sciences Library.
Georgia Launches Live Healthy Initiative. The purpose of improving the health outcomes for citizens of Georgia through activities that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Resources and Web links
Food Stamp Program—Elderly nutrition demonstrations: Interim report on elderly participation patterns. Each demonstration is organized around one of three strategies to increase participation: simplify eligibility requirements for applying for food stamps, assist with the application process, or offer the option of receiving commodities each month instead of getting benefits through an electronic benefits transfer card.
Tracking your Meds chart. Tool for helping older adults keep track of medications and supplements.
The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator. Translates longevity research of centenarians for individuals to estimate their longevity potential; Alliance for Aging Research.
Falls Free: National Action Plan Released. The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) have released Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan.
Research and Reports
Friedman SM, Steinwachs DM, Rathouz PJ, Burton LC, Mukamel DB. Characteristics predicting nursing home admission in the program of all-inclusive care for elderly people. Gerontologist. 2005; 45:157-166.
Gillette-Guyonnet S, Andrieu S, Nourhashemi F, de La Guéronnière V, Grandjean H, Vellas B. Cognitive impairment and composition of drinking water in women: findings of the EPIDOS Study. Am J Clin Nut. 2005;81(4):897-902.
Leng S, Xue L , Huang L, Semba R, Chaves P , Bandeen-Roche K , Fried L and Walston J. Total and Differential White Blood Cell Counts and Their Associations With Circulating Interleukin-6 Levels in Community-Dwelling Older Women. Journals of Gerontology Series A. 2005;60:195-199
Luzhong Li , Harmer P, Fisher K, McAuley K, Chaumeton N, Eckstrom E and Wilson NL. Tai Chi and Fall Reductions in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology Series A. 2005;60:187-194
Stewart KJ, Bacher AC, Turner KL, Fleg JL, Hees PS, Shapiro EP, Tayback M, Ouyang P. Effect of exercise on blood pressure in older persons: A randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2005;165:756-762.
Wouters-Wesseling W, Wagenaar LW, Rozendaal M, Deijen JB, Groot LC, Bindels JG and StaverenWA. Effect of an Enriched Drink on Cognitive Function in Frail Elderly Persons. Journals of Gerontology Series A. 2005;60:265-270.
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