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Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term

Nov 15, 2018 , WebMD
The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and...
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with untreated hearing loss incur substantially higher total health care costs compared to those who don't have hearing loss -- an average of 46%, totaling $22,434 per person over a decade, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt......
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New Physical Activity Guidelines For Americans: This Is What You Need To Do

Nov 13, 2018 , Forbes
The second edition of the guidelines includes these recommendations for pre-schoolers, children and adolescents, adults, older adults, pregnant women, and those with chronic...
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When You Sit At The Table With Grandma, Are You Worried That Her Forgetfulness Is Alzheimer's?

Nov 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As the holidays offer the opportunity to reunite with seldom-seen relatives, some people may notice changes in their older family members. Is what you're seeing just normal aging, or is it something more serious? It depends. According to Kelly Parsons, LCSW, of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging ......
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Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
The new study included more than 17,000 type 2 diabetes patients aged 40 and older. Nearly 7,000 had heart disease and more than 10,000 had numerous risk factors for heart disease, Wiviott's group...
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Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests....
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Study Reveals SilverSneakers Fitness Program Linked To Less Social Isolation And Better Health For Older Adults

Nov 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Participation in an exercise program has significant social benefits that in turn magnify benefits for health, according to a new study from Tivity Health (NASDAQ: TVTY) and the MIT AgeLab. Results from the study show that members of SilverSneakers® the nation's leading fitness program for older adu......
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The Holidays Are Coming. When You Sit At The Table With Grandma, Are You Worried That Her Forgetfulness Is Alzheimer's? Here Are A Few Tips To Help You Tell The Difference.

Nov 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As the holidays offer the opportunity to reunite with seldom-seen relatives, some people may notice changes in their older family members. Is what you're seeing just normal aging, or is it something more serious? It depends. According to Kelly Parsons, LCSW, of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging ......
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's injury: Why falls are so dangerous for older people

Nov 09, 2018 , CNN Health
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday evening, resulting in three fractured ribs on her left side. She was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for observation and treatment, according to a press officer of the court....
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Study On Mice Shows THC In Cannabis Could Be Beneficial For Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Genetically engineered mice given tetrahydrocannabinol performed better during a brain test than mice that received a placebo, according to a study that also said they lost fewer brain cells and had fewer plaques associated with the disease. Other public health news focuses on a potential new treatment for gonorrhea, the final Agent Orange cleanup, tips for flu season, ZIP codes and life expectancy rates, babies with older fathers, and...
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Half of Older Women Suffer Incontinence, Many Don't Tell Their Doc

Nov 03, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Half of Older Women Suffer Incontinence, Many Don't Tell Their DocCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00...
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LifePoint board OK with $120 million pay plan despite shareholder rejection

Nov 03, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
LifePoint Health's board of directors is plowing ahead with a $120 million golden parachute plan for four top executives ahead of the company's sale, despite overwhelming opposition from...
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Provider, insurer task force urges greater consumer input in health plan design

Nov 01, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Health plan design principles issued by a multistakeholder group that includes Aetna and the Cleveland Clinic stress the need for engaging consumers to improve health outcomes but don't address the growing use of high...
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Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Despite years of warnings that older adults shouldn’t take benzodiazepines—such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium—for safety reasons, the study revealed that primary care doctors are still prescribing them, a...
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Rite Aid's CEO And Board Face Confidence Vote

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Rite Aid’s board and CEO face an uncertain vote from shareholders Tuesday when a new board slate is voted on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the company's annual meeting in New...
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Rite Aid Shareholders Press Pharmacy Chain To Report On How Addictive Painkiller Are Monitored

Nov 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Also in the news, more states are licensing new methadone clinics in communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic....
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Prescription Drug Prices: A Bitter Pill In The Midterm Elections

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Older voters want Washington to do more about lowering prescription drug costs. The midterm elections may make that...
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Rite Aid Shareholders Elect New Board And CEO Survives

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Rite Aid shareholders elected management's board slate including controversial CEO John Standley, but defeated management's "say on pay"...
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Rite Aid Shareholders Elect New Board And CEO Survives

Oct 31, 2018 , Forbes
Rite Aid shareholders elected management's board slate including controversial CEO John Standley, but defeated management's "say on pay"...
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In Massachusetts, Almost 1 in 20 Adults and Older Kids Abuse Opioids

Oct 31, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: In Massachusetts, Almost 1 in 20 Adults and Older Kids Abuse OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 12:00:00...
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