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February 25, 2014
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For older hypertension patients, an unwelcome tradeoff

Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% — injuries that have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
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A Whole New Game in Cancer Rehab

Using a video game system to get exercise at home can help patients overcome one of cancer’s most common and cumbersome symptoms: severe, persistent fatigue. Michigan State University’s Amy Hoffman and colleagues showed in an earlier study that the Nintendo … Continue reading

March 4, 2013
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Happily Married Couples Consider Themselves Healthier, Says MU Expert

Medical professionals should consider how marital quality affects patients’ health COLUMBIA, Mo. – Research shows that married people have better mental and physical health than their unmarried peers and are less likely to develop chronic conditions than their widowed or … Continue reading

January 14, 2013
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Helping Patients Navigate New Cancer Drugs

As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new Michigan State University study underscores the challenges patients face in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic. Chemotherapy pills can target specific … Continue reading

August 11, 2011
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Researchers Look for New Ways to Get Teens to Take Their Medicine

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Skipping doses of medicine or taking it at the wrong times can worsen a patient’s condition and lead to costly complications — even organ rejection in patients who have undergone a kidney transplant. A consortium of researchers … Continue reading

March 30, 2011
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Older Lesbians, Gays Have Higher Rates of Chronic Disease, Mental Distress, Isolation

*California’s aging LGB population is set to double in next 20 years* Members of California’s aging lesbian, gay and bisexual population are more likely to suffer from certain chronic conditions, even as they wrestle with the challenges of living alone … Continue reading