Cognitive, physical function decline when older adults stop driving

Driving cessation nearly doubled the risk of depressive symptoms, while also contributing to diminished cognitive abilities and physical functioning for older adults, according to a new study. Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City examined the health and well-being of older adults after they [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Many young people unaware of stroke symptoms, would delay seeking help

Patients younger than 45 might underestimate the urgency of stroke symptoms and most say they would delay going to the hospital for help, according to a national survey by Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Timely treatment for stroke is probably more important than for almost any other medical problem there [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Findings suggest more study needed on PT, OT in early Parkinson’s

A new study suggests low-dose physical therapy and occupational therapy did not result in clinically meaningful benefits to activities of daily living or quality of life for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. Findings from the research, which was conducted in the United Kingdom, were published Jan. 19 on [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Study on ‘social life’ of paper health records recognized with award

An article detailing two researchers’ findings on the social life of paper health records in Social Science & Medicine received the 2015 Diana Forsythe Award from the American Medical Informatics Association in December, according to a recent news story. Despite the ongoing transition to electronic health records nationwide, two researchers [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy can linger, affecting gait and falls

Years after completing cancer treatment, 45% of women cancer survivors still have chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms, according to new research. In the study, CIPN was associated with worse physical functioning, poorer mobility and a nearly two-fold higher risk of falls. While more research is needed, the investigators said these findings [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments