Guidelines for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

New ACC/AHA recommendations are based primarily on the effects of diet and physical activity on lipid levels and blood pressure. Sponsoring Organizations: American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Target Population: Primary care providers Guidelines...

Major New Guidelines on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Released

By Joe Elia Guidelines encompassing four major areas aimed at reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease have been released. The guidelines, appearing in Circulation, are likely to change clinical practice. They are the result of collaborations among the American...

Life after stroke: Advice for physical and emotional recovery

(BPT) – Did you know a stroke occurs every 40 seconds on average? About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, according to the American Stroke Association. If you or a loved one has survived a stroke, recovery depends largely on the...

Is it Possible that Sleep Can Prevent Alzheimer’s?

A new study suggests that sleep may have a real connection to Alzheimer’s and keeping your brain healthy. By Ellen Breslau We all know that eating well and exercising can help your brain function, but new research suggests that how much you sleep could have an impact...

10 Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may...

What is Geriatric Care Management?

Professional geriatric care management is a client-centered approach to caring for older adults (and often younger persons with disabilities) who are facing ongoing health and daily challenges.  Geriatric are management takes into account the client’s entire system...

Living with diabetes and maintaining healthy vision

(BPT) – In 2012, diabetes health costs in the U.S. were $245 billion, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that by 2020, one in every three health care dollars in the U.S. will be spent on diabetes-related care. Living with diabetes...

Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Taking care of a relative suffering from Alzheimer’s can be trying, stressful and emotional as the disease progresses. Yet many families want to keep their relative close, and provide the best care they can from home. It’s important to remember, however, that you...