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Alzheimer's Risk, Progression, Resilience Differ by Gender

Research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) held in Los Angeles earlier this summer identified a number of differences in the progression and... — Updated 9/2/2019


Commonly Prescribed Drugs Could Increase Dementia Risk

New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson's disease and depression could significantly... — Updated 9/2/2019


Scientists Suspect Many Alzheimer's Diagnoses Wrong

LATE, formally known as limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, a recently recognized brain disorder that mimics the clinical features of Alzheimer's disease, could... — Updated 8/11/2019


West Nile Virus Detected in Visalia

A sampling from a mosquito trap in southwest Visalia has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Delta Vector Control District, the testing agency, and the Tulare County Health... — Updated 8/11/2019


CalFresh Food Debit Card Now Available to Seniors Receiving SSI/SSP Benefits

On June 1, the CalFresh food program in Tulare County and statewide expanded to serve qualifying individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment... — Updated 8/11/2019


Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk of Dementia

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood... — Updated 8/11/2019


Tulare County Marks Mental Health Month with Focus on Reducing Stigma

May is Mental Health Month, and the Tulare County Health & Human Services Mental Health Branch and its partners are raising awareness about the connection between physical and m... — Updated 6/11/2019


Elderly Firearm Owners with Dementia Pose Shooting Risk

Red flag laws allowing for the removal of firearms from people with mental illness need to be widely extended to patients suffering from dementia, according to an article in The... — Updated 6/11/2019


'Walk With Ease' Program Coming to Visalia Senior Center

Physical activity is important at any age as it helps to build a healthy heart, strong bones and improve movement and flexibility. As we get older, there are additional benefits... — Updated 6/11/2019


Kaweah Delta Affiliates with Country's Top Heart Hospital

Kaweah Delta has officially joined forces with Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute, the No. 1 ranked heart program in the country, in an effort to elevate services... — Updated 5/28/2019


Visalia Medical Clinic CEO to Retire

After 25 years as the chief executive officer of Visalia Medical Clinic, Richard (Rick) Strid is retiring and beginning a new career in teaching. Strid has overseen significant... — Updated 5/28/2019


Diabetes Main Reason for Frequent Geriatric Emergencies

Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer and require more resources and medical interventions. The most common conditions among... — Updated 5/28/2019


Measles Outbreak Not a Problem for Most Seniors

Measles, a highly contagious viral disease, is spreading, most signifi cantly in the American Northwest. The Washington State Department of Health reported 25 confirmed cases in one county. Measles begins with a fever that lasts... — Updated 5/28/2019


Kaweah Delta Breast Center Announces Pink Tea Party Keynote Speaker

Tickets are now on sale for Kaweah Delta Breast Center's 6th annual Pink Tea Party, scheduled for the Exhibit Hall of the Visalia Convention Center on Sunday, October 22, beginning... — Updated 10/9/2017


Pancreatic Cancer: Know Your Family, Know Your Risk

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with a mere 29% one-year survival rate. In 2016, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer death in the country.... — Updated 10/9/2017


Valley Fever Cases Increase in California in 2016

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in late July that there was a large increase in the number of reported Valley Fever cases in California with illness... — Updated 10/9/2017


Walk to End Alzheimer's Set for October 14 at Mooney Grove Park

Walkers, team captains, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the 2107 Visalia Walk to End Alzheimer's, which will be held on Saturday October 14, at Mooney Grove Park, beginning... — Updated 10/9/2017

 By Steve Pastis    Health

Local Help Available to Deal with Senior Hopelessness

"Nationally, there are twice as many suicides as homicides, said Noah Whitaker, director of the Suicide Prevention Task Force, which is responsible for the oversight and guidance... — Updated 10/9/2017


Open Arms House Hosts Open House

More than 100 people attended the open house for the Open Arms House in Visalia on June 22. Board members conducted tours and answered questions. Craig VanHorn brought the A&W... — Updated 10/9/2017


Canadian Company Unveils Wearable Device for Seniors

Kasiel Solutions has announced its first product, ORA, a personal safety alert device designed for seniors that is disguised in jewelry and sportswear. The device works with a smart... — Updated 7/26/2017


Older Drivers Embrace New Vehicle Safety Features

Older drivers are increasingly comfortable with, and recognize the benefits of, active safety technology, but they are still reluctant to relinquish total control to an autonomous v... — Updated 7/26/2017


Proper Nutrition is Key to Senior Health

Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85, who will represent 20% of the population by the year... — Updated 7/26/2017


Men at Greater Risk Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of... — Updated 7/26/2017


Arthritis Foundation Launches 'Prescription for Access' Toolkit

The pain and management of arthritis may not be visible, but it is incredibly real to the 50 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis and related diseases. Adding to this... — Updated 7/26/2017


Senior Health Fair to Invigorate Hanford Civic Auditorium May 10

Kings County Commission on Aging, along with In Home Supportive Services and USDA, will host the first Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the Hanford... — Updated 7/26/2017


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