Almost half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes which puts them at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke according to the American Association of Diabetes Researchers. But the problem is that this condition often goes undetected. Now, HealthDay news reports that Medicare will offer a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program similar to the program initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new program has been shown to reduce diabetes risk by 58 percent overall and in people over 60, that risk was reduced to a whopping 71 percent, according to the diabetes educators' group. The program consists of at least 16 intensive "core" sessions of a CDC-approved curriculum that includes education on long-term dietary changes, increased physical activity, and strategies for weight control, reports the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To qualify, you must be enrolled in Medicare Part B. Other requirements include: A body mass index or BMI … [Read more...] about New Program Reduces Diabetes Risk by More Than Half
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ALTHOUGH generally thought of as an illness which affects older people, strokes can happen at any age. In the year 2016/17, almost 4,000 people in Northern Ireland were admitted to hospital for stroke, 20 per cent of whom were under 60. Last year’s statistics showed that 32 children and young people under 19 were admitted to hospital for a stroke, another 32 aged between 20 and 29 and 96 people aged 30-39. "If I could get one message across it would be – stroke could happen to you," says Fiona Greene, of NI Chest Heart and Stroke. "Stroke is devastating, both for the individual who has the stroke and their loved ones. Do what you can to prevent it. Know the symptoms so if you do have a stroke, you get help as quickly as possible." :: What is a stroke? A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted either by a burst blood vessel within or around the brain (haemorrhagic stroke) or a blockage as a result of a clot (ischaemic stroke). If brain cells … [Read more...] about A stroke can happen at any age – but lifestyle changes can reduce your risk
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Personal Health ByJane E. Brody May 14, 2018 Few parents enroll their children in organized sports with the expectation that they will get injured. Yet children often do get hurt, and sometimes those injuries can sideline young athletes for months or an entire season and may sour them on participating in the future. The effects of sports injuries may even linger into adulthood. “Injuries are often considered an inevitable part of sports. However, like other injuries, sports injuries are potentially preventable,” according to Dr. Terry A. Adirim, a sports medicine expert who is now a health affairs specialist for the Department of Defense, and Dr. Tina L. Cheng, director of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Reducing the risk of injury, they wrote in the journal Sports Medicine, requires taking into … [Read more...] about Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sports
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: active lifestyle, Alzheimer's, brain function, brisk walking, cognitive decline, dementia, elderly, exercise, fitness, mental health, mobility, old age, older adults, physical activity, prevent dementia, prevention, seniors, walking, walking speed (Natural News) In 2015, at least 47 million people worldwide had dementia, a memory problem that often greatly affects an individual’s ability to accomplish daily tasks. While the most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, other forms exist as well. Unlike other diseases that can be treated, there is no cure for dementia. However, learning about its risk factors is one way to prevent it. According to a study, older adults who have slower walking speeds could have a higher risk of developing dementia than those with faster walking speeds. A team of researchers from the U.K. analyzed the relationship among changes in walking speed, changes in the … [Read more...] about Reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s by walking FAST and OFTEN
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jalal Poorolajal, Elham Hooshmand, Masoud Bahrami, Pegah Ameri; How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages e95–e102, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw077 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundA 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of hypertension is a global target. This meta-analysis estimated the … [Read more...] about How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?