From the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging:
June 1st , 2005:
This notice provides announcements and links to new nutrition and aging information.
Subcommittee holds hearing on Older Americans Act. Highlighting the importance of services and maintenance of current effectiveness.
You Can! inspirational stories contest winners. Read motivational stories from older adults about the changes they made for health.
USDA Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Proposed Rule Published. Program for low-income seniors may be made permanent.
June is National Safety Month. Great site including tips on safety in the home.
The bladder does not shrink with age! University of Pittsburgh investigators found that women from ages 22 to 90 had bladders of equal capacity.
A daily aspirin may have unwanted side-effects in older adults. Australian researchers recommened those over 70 weigh the risk/benefit of daily aspirin.
Poor vision may speed mental decline in older adults. University of Texas study suggests routine eye care may help preserve mental acuity.
It's never too early - or late - to think about good bone health. What individuals of all ages can do for better bones.
Antidepressants may curb suicide risk in older adults . Medical School of Tel-Aviv University study found that anti-depressants have a protective effect in older adults.
Hospital stay may up suicide risk in older adults. University of Southern Denmark study evaluating the effect previous hospitalization have on suicide risk.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says patients' age should affect treatment. Some recommendations on health care access in the UK.
Curb D, Abbott RD, Rodriguez BL, Masaki K, Popper J, Chen R, Petrovitch H, Blanchette P, Schatz I, Yano K. Prospective association between low and high total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary heart disease in elderly men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004; 52(12):1975-80.
Eussen SJ, de Groot LC, Clarke R, Schneede J, Ueland PM, Hoefnagels WH, van Staveren WA. Oral cyanocobalamin supplementation in older people with vitamin B12 deficiency: A dose-finding trial. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1167-1172.
Suarez-Almazor ME, Souchek J, Kelly PA, O'Malley K, Byrne M, Richardson M, Pak C. Ethnic variation in knee replacement: Patient preferences or uninformed disparity? Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1117-1124.
Thearle M, Brillantes AM. Unique characteristics of the geriatric diabetic population and the role for therapeutic strategies that enhance glucagon-like peptide-1 activity. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2005;8(1):9-16.
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