Senior’s Health

Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients who do intense physical therapy at home achieve the same amount of improvement in their walking ability as those enrolled in a high-tech training program that uses a body-weight supported treadmill device, … Read more

No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Giving medication to lower blood pressure in hypertensive stroke patients appears to have no benefit and might even be harmful, says a new study that seems to confirm current treatment guidelines. Medication doesn’t improve … Read more

New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — A new anti-clotting drug works better than aspirin for stroke prevention in some patients with the common, sometimes lethal, heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation, according to research presented Thursday. Compared to daily … Read more

Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) Few eligible stroke patients get an injectable clot-busting drug within the recommended 60-minute window after their hospital arrival, new research finds. Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window. … Read more

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Diet soda fans who drink the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research suggests. Researchers find a 61% increased risk … Read more

Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — Poor memory and problems with other mental skills may be early signs of an increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely … Read more

Seniors Vulnerable to Hypothermia

Seniors Vulnerable to Hypothermia

SUNDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) — In cold weather, older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia, and they and their loved ones need to take steps to prevent this potentially deadly condition. They need to take extra precautions during cold … Read more

Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) — Experts at the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued updated guidelines on diagnosing and treating enlarged prostate — a common condition formally know as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Urologists’ group lowers age at which … Read more

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

Blood Protein Level May Not Influence Effectiveness of Statins

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — A new study debunks the idea that the cholesterol-fighting drugs known as statins work better in people with high levels of a certain protein and may not work at all in those with low … Read more

Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — Trauma centers may not give the same high-quality care to severely injured elderly patients as they provide to younger patients, according to a new study. Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for … Read more