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Study reveals health benefits of exercise Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 22 October 2018 13:29
 
Wayne Drash reports for CNN on Oct. 20, 2018:
 
We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study <posted to JAMA> goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the study, called the results "extremely surprising." 
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2018 13:33
 
Total diet replacement programs are effective for treating obesity Print E-mail
Written by Medical Xpress   
Friday, 05 October 2018 14:32
 
Replacing food with a diet of soups, shakes and bars starting at 810 calories per day alongside regular sessions with a counselor is a safe and clinically effective way to treat obesity in primary care, finds a study from Oxford University researchers. Total diet replacement programs are not generally funded by the NHS in England but the authors of this study, published in the BMJ, suggest that there is now enough evidence for these programs to be one of the treatments recommended for people who are obese.
 
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Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2018 14:59
 
Studies in Healthy Older People Aim To Prevent Alzheimer's Print E-mail
Written by Marilynn Marchione | AP   
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:16
 
It may be too late to stop Alzheimer's in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease? Two big studies are going all out to try. Clinics throughout the United States and some other countries are signing up participants - the only studies of this type enrolling healthy older people.
 
"The excitement in the Alzheimer's field right now is prevention," said Dr. Eric Reiman, executive director of the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, which is leading the work.
 
Science so far has failed to find a drug that can alter the progression of Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia; 146 attempts have failed over the last decade, a recent industry report found. Even drugs that help remove the sticky plaques that clog the brains of people with the disease have not yet proved able to stave off mental decline. It may be that they were tried too late, like lowering cholesterol after someone has suffered a heart attack whose damage can't be undone, according to Dr. Reiman.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2018 17:52
 
Fish oil for cardiovascular health: study results conflict Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00
 
Amarin share prices nearly quadrupled after the biopharmaceutical company's fish oil capsule showed dramatic benefits to heart patients in a clinical trial, according to a report posted to CNBC.com on 9.24.18 and written by Berkeley Lovelace, Jr. and Michelle Fox. Amarin says its capsule, Vascepa, significantly reduced the risk of serious cardiovascular events over a placebo in a trial of 8,179 statin-treated adults with elevated cardiovascular risk. View article>>

These results conflict with a study released over the summer that demonstrates no benefit from fish oil. See study>>

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018 12:30
 
Greystone Names Patrizia Pesce Director of Nursing Services for Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00
 
Greystone Healthcare Management, an industry-leading healthcare management company, has named Patrizia Pesce as Director of Nursing Services at the Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center, scheduled to open this fall.  The Kendall location is Greystone’s fourth health and rehabilitation center in South Florida and features an array of medical services as well as specialized orthopedic, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs. 

Pesce brings significant nursing leadership experience to the position.  Most recently, she served as the Director of Nursing Services for Greystone’s skilled nursing facility in Wilton Manors, having also been a unit manager there.  Prior to working at Wilton Manors, Pesce was the Director of Nursing for North Beach Health and Rehabilitation (North Miami Beach) where she helped the center gain a five-star rating.

As Director of Nursing Services, she will oversee the nursing staff, and work with the nearly 150 patients and their families to provide compassion, care and medical treatments. 

“Patrizia has proven to be a dedicated director of nursing services and has developed an outstanding reputation for her positive attitude and excellent care,” said Kimberly Pero, Regional VP of South Florida. “We know she will bring that same sense of commitment and excellence as she helps us launch our new center in Kendall.”

“I look forward to working with the many professionals who are making the Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center a reality,” Pesce said. “To achieve a goal you need a team behind you pushing toward the same goal. I know I have that team with Greystone.”

Pesce is a member of FADONA, the premier organization for the advancement of nursing executives and leaders to position them as key members of the health care leadership team.  

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018 09:19
 
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