Topic: Long-term Care

Mapping Life Expectancy: Health Traits By Region

When is the last time you’ve taken a walk around your neighborhood? Or visited the local park? Do you buy healthy foods from the local supermarket, or do you settle for the convenient fast food place near your home? We may want to reflect more carefully on all of these factors – a recent study ...


Avatar-Based Technology Helps Users Shed Pounds, Says Study

Obesity has been officially classified as a disease by the American Medical Association thanks to the growing prevalence of the condition amongst the U.S. population. For years, healthcare professionals have been seeking ways to improve the wellness of patient populations through diverse interventions. A new study by George Washington University School of Public Health and Health ...


Day Centers Relieve Stress for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can cause significant stress to family caregivers, but new research shows that there are ways to reduce stress while providing the social stimulation that is important to maintain mental functioning. The answer lies in Alzheimer’s care centers, which provide nonmedical support to elderly patients who require assistance with day-to-day ...


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