How to avoid a hip fracture

(Dr. Marianne Ritchie/ The Philly Voice) — The weather outside is frightful, but don’t think that snow and ice make winter the only time of year when hip fractures occur. As baby boomers age, the elderly population increases worldwide and so does the number of hip fractures. I recently had the opportunity to speak with […]

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Diet and exercise can shape how your mind ages

(Juliana DiGiacomo/ Science Worthy) — In a recent study on lifestyle and dementia, in a matter of weeks, supported lifestyle changes in diet, physical activity, and mental engagement improved demential symptoms. Dementia is a condition that many of us are all too familiar with within friends and family. Dementia itself is a blanket term that […]

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7 ways to prevent osteoporosis

(Kiersten Willis/ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) — If you notice you’ve lost some height or your spine is curving, it could be a sign of osteoporosis. People over 50 are at a higher risk of developing the bone disease that happens when the body loses too much bone or doesn’t make enough of it. According to […]

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2 in 3 older Quebec seniors in hospital get risky prescriptions

(Shirley Cadenas/ Futurity) — Improving hospital prescribing practices can reduce the frequency of inappropriate medications and resulting harm, according to a new study. Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are drugs that seniors should avoid because the risk of harm or injury outweighs the expected benefit, particularly when safer or more effective alternatives are available for the […]

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