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Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress

Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress

(HealthDay News) — Caregiving for a loved one can be very rewarding. But it doesn’t come without stress and anxiety. Latest Senior Health News Symptoms of caregiver stress may include feeling overwhelmed, loneliness, gaining weight, fatigue, becoming easily irritated and having body aches. To better deal with caregiver stress, the Office on Women’s Health suggests: […]

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Companies Not Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Harassment: Survey

Companies Not Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Harassment: Survey

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren’t tackling the issue. The movement “has given business leaders an opportunity to finally take real action addressing a complex problem that has […]

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Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Across the nation, the rate of deaths from falls among those 65 and older increased 31 percent from 2007 to 2016 […]

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Bone Drug ‘Holiday’ May Raise Fracture Risk

Bone Drug ‘Holiday’ May Raise Fracture Risk

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis patients who take “holidays” from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A six-year follow-up of patients who took a break from the bone-building drugs found 15 percent of them suffered fractures, according to researchers at Loyola University […]

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Health Tip: Providing End of Life Care

Health Tip: Providing End of Life Care

(HealthDay News) — End of life care is focused on easing pain and comforting a person who is dying. Latest Senior Health News The focus should be on the person’s mental and emotional needs, spirituality and fulfilling everyday obligations, the National Institute on Aging says. The agency suggests caregivers ask the person’s doctor these questions: […]

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Women’s Pelvic Floor Surgery Not Always Long-Term Fix

Women’s Pelvic Floor Surgery Not Always Long-Term Fix

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Surgery to repair so-called pelvic floor disorder often fails within five years — but many women still say the procedure improved their quality of life, a new study finds. “We may be at the point where we need to think of treating prolapse as […]

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Sex Still Matters to Many Seniors, Survey Finds

Sex Still Matters to Many Seniors, Survey Finds

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you think seniors abandon their sex lives as the physical woes of aging descend upon them, a new survey suggests otherwise. The reality is that 40 percent of older Americans still have sex, while 54 percent of older couples […]