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AHA News: Older LGBTQ Adults Face Unique Challenges in Giving and Receiving Care

AHA News: Older LGBTQ Adults Face Unique Challenges in Giving and Receiving CareWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Every morning, Luther Moxley helps his partner of 35 years, Wayne Curtis, out of bed and into his wheelchair. Curtis, who has Parkinson's disease and is partially blind, washes himself seated in the shower, but he needs Moxley to dry him and help him back into his chair.Moxley makes their meals and cuts Curtis' food into bite-sized pieces. He manages the household and does the grocery shopping. He takes Curtis to and from the doctor and anywhere else he needs to go. But in truth, they rarely go anywhere anymore."We're pretty much isolated," said Moxley, 74, who cares for 83-year-old Curtis full time. Though Curtis has some family, there are none who will help. The couple has no children. Moxley, who has no surviving family,...

Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults Takes Sleep Meds

25 January 2023
Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults Takes Sleep MedsWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20% of American adults use a drug to help them sleep, either occasionally or regularly, health officials reported Wednesday.Sleep medications, sold both over-the-counter and by prescription, are a common treatment for sleep problems, said senior report author Lindsey Black, a health statistician at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). "Our report details patterns of use of medication to inform patterns of use among subgroups of the U.S. population," Black said. "We do hope by dissemination of this report it can lay the groundwork for more work in this area and our understanding of sleep health among adults."Using data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey, Black...

Initial Symptoms Could Predict How Fast Alzheimer's...

25 January 2023
Initial Symptoms Could Predict How Fast Alzheimer`s ProgressesWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Memory loss is the most common symptom associated with Alzheimer’s disease — the terrifying prospect of slowly forgetting yourself and everything around you.But people who exhibit memory loss early on in their dementia actually have a slower rate of decline than those who develop other symptoms earlier, a new study reports.Difficulty forming sentences, making plans, solving problems or judging space and distance — these symptoms all herald a steeper and faster decline for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients than do early memory problems, researchers found.“People with memory changes in fact have a slightly slower rate of disease progression than people who have other symptoms, like language or judgment issues, in terms of their...

Is Your State Among the Worst for Tobacco Control?

25 January 2023
Is Your State Among the Worst for Tobacco Control?WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to tobacco control, some states do a far better job than others of preventing and reducing smoking.A new report from the American Lung Association (ALA) notes that California, Maine, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., are doing the best job of putting proven tobacco control policies in place. Conversely, those who have the most need to enact policies are Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas.Policies vary widely from state to state. Some states still allow workplace smoking, including in restaurants and bars. Others have had smoke-free laws in place for decades. “The policies examined in our report have a direct impact on the health of state residents,” said Harold Wimmer, president and CEO of the American Lung...

Blood Clots in the Lungs: Consider Surgery Earlier to Help Save Lives

25 January 2023
Blood Clots in the Lungs: Consider Surgery Earlier to Help Save LivesWEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement on pulmonary embolism (PE), a sometimes fatal condition in which a blood clot travels to the lungs.The American Heart Association (AHA) statement suggests surgery be considered for more people with high-risk PE.Refined definitions of risk levels may make it easier to identify which patients would benefit from surgical intervention, the AHA said.The association also called for development of patient registries to monitor treatment effectiveness for intermediate and high-risk patients, and more education for doctors and surgeons on surgical intervention options.“This statement demonstrates that modern surgical management strategies and mechanical circulatory support results...

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