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USA: #Meningitis: Toll Tops 500

USA:  #Meningitis: Toll Tops 500 | Elder Care | Scoop.it
The number of cases in the continuing fungal meningitis outbreak has reached 510, with 36 deaths, the CDC reported Monday.
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8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Growing Older

8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Growing Older | Elder Care | Scoop.it
We all know the old adage: "Getting older is better than the alternative." And it's true, most of the time. But it's also true that growing "old" today is better than it has been ever before.
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Probiotics (yes, yogurt!) could minimize C. difficile in hospitals - Canadian Healthcare Network

Probiotics (yes, yogurt!) could minimize C. difficile in hospitals - Canadian Healthcare Network | Elder Care | Scoop.it
Canada’s online destination for doctors, pharmacists, nurses and healthcare executives.
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Public misperceptions linger regarding antibiotic use

Nearly nine in 10 Americans recognize that antibiotics are effective treatments for fighting bacterial infections, but more than a third mistakenly believe the drugs also are appropriate treatments for viral infections such as the common cold.

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Why Canada needs a national seniors’ drug plan

Why Canada needs a national seniors’ drug plan | Elder Care | Scoop.it
We either pay for the coming costs of seniors’ drugs by higher taxes later, disproportionately on the next generation, or by social insurance contributions now...
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Retinoids for Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Brown Spots

Retinoids for Wrinkles, Anti-Aging, Brown Spots | Elder Care | Scoop.it
WebMD discusses the anti-aging properties of retinoids and the benefits they have for aging skin.
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Dr. Andrew Weil’s 5 Health Essentials | The Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Andrew Weil’s 5 Health Essentials | The Dr. Oz Show | Elder Care | Scoop.it
Dr. Andrew Weil practices integrative medicine, a field that emphasizes the body’s natural healing power and focuses on correcting the underlying causes of disease rather than just managing symptoms. As a result, Dr.
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Smoking 'rots' brain, says study

Smoking 'rots' brain, says study | Elder Care | Scoop.it
Smoking "rots" the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to researchers at King's College London.
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#NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth and #Thanksgiving - How to Say Thank You to a Caregiver This Thanksgiving

#NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth and #Thanksgiving - How to Say Thank You to a Caregiver This Thanksgiving | Elder Care | Scoop.it
How do you say thank you to a caregiver? Here are some ideas for thanking both family caregivers and paid caregivers. It'll make them and you feel better.
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Obama reelection doesn't alter complexity of EHR adoption | Government Health IT

Obama reelection doesn't alter complexity of EHR adoption | Government Health IT | Elder Care | Scoop.it

The reelection of President Barack Obama won’t change the intricate realities underway in the trenches as physicians and practices perform the difficult task of replacing paper with electronic health records (EHRs).

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One Essential Tip For Surviving The Holidays

One Essential Tip For Surviving The Holidays | Elder Care | Scoop.it
The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also can be the most stressful for people in their 50s and beyond.
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Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study: MedlinePlus

Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study: MedlinePlus | Elder Care | Scoop.it
Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study...
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Layoffs planned for Illinois' doctor watchdogs | Modern Healthcare

Layoffs planned for Illinois' doctor watchdogs | Modern Healthcare | Elder Care | Scoop.it
Layoffs planned for Illinois' doctor watchdogs | Modern Healthcare...
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Boomers will be in need of mental health care, report finds

Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.
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