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Doctor shortage of 30,000 estimated by 2015

A recent study conducted by Dr Karen Haur and published in The Journal of the American Medical Association has found that less than two percent of current medical students are interested in ...

August 23, 2010

Alan Wu

New study finds that fear of falls can lead to falls

A new study that examined 500 people, aged 70 to 90, has concluded that the anxiety that some seniors have about falling can actually lead to a fall, regardless of the actual, physical risk,...

August 20, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Remote technology helps reduce hospital visits

A Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Virgina, has recently released the preliminary findings of a five-year telehealth program according to the West Virginia Gazette. ...

August 19, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

New class teaches seniors how to use Skype, Facebook

When 52-year-old Mark Shearer asked his class of 60 seniors how many of them had used Skype and Facebook, a total of six raised their hands, according to ReadingEagle.com. ...

August 18, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Avoiding isolation while grieving

Grief can change the emotional shape of a person's life, incurring psychological troubles and social isolation. Getting older means trying to adapt to this fact, but it's never easy to do. ...

August 18, 2010

Alan Wu

Vacationing with or without elderly parents

Many baby boomers are now taking care of their aging parents and, according to the New York Times, this can be a particularly stressful responsibility when it comes to vacations. While it's ...

August 17, 2010

Jasmine Phu

August heat may prove risky for seniors

The last month of summer is sometimes the hottest and SeniorHousingNews.com suggests that particularly humid days may present a risk to the health of older adults who are limited in mobility...

August 13, 2010

Alan Wu

Online visits with the doctor becoming more popular

AARP.org recently reported that more and more individuals are turning to the internet the internet for medical advice, especially for those who can't easily leave their homes or drive to the...

August 11, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Healthcare bill offers preventative care measures for seniors

The Lipman Times reports that, under a new healthcare law passed by Congress, senior citizens will be given access to much cheaper preventative healthcare services than before. Beginning in ...

August 11, 2010

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More seniors enjoying yoga for exercise

The New York Times has recently reported that one of the fastest growing groups that have taken up yoga is senior citizens. Many of these older adults claim that it has changed their lives b...

August 10, 2010

Jasmine Phu