News Roundup – Spring 2012

Daily Activity Tied to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Higher levels of daily physical activity are associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.
New York Times, April 27, 2012

‘Elderly’ No More
Market research show that many people past middle age do not appreciate the term ‘elderly.’
New York Times, May 3, 2012

Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Works for Elderly: Study
For elderly patients with a heart valve disease known as aortic stenosis, a procedure called a transcatheter aortic-valve implantation appears safe and effective, French researchers say. Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation is a less invasive way of replacing the heart’s aortic valve than traditional open-heart surgery.
Health Day, May 2, 2012

Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors’ Brains
A combination of moderate exercise and mental stimulation through computer use may help reduce the risk of age-related memory loss more than computer use or exercise alone, according to new research.
Health Day, May 1, 2012

Smoking Linked to Worse Outcomes in Joint Replacement
Hip and knee patients who smoked needed more revision surgery.
Arthritis Today, April 30, 2012

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