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Health Problems Tied to Risk of Depression and Anxiety

A new study in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences has found people with multiple chronic conditions reported persistently high levels of anxiety and depression, and worse physical... — Updated 3/2/2024


Tips for Caregivers and Families of People with Dementia

A caregiver, sometimes referred to as a caretaker, is anyone who provides care for another person. Millions of people living in the United States take care of a friend or family... — Updated 3/2/2024


Health System Not Ready for Seniors with Disabilities

The number of older adults with disabilities - difficulty with walking, seeing, hearing, memory, cognition or performing daily tasks such as bathing or using the bathroom - will... — Updated 3/2/2024


Diets Rich in Plant Protein May Help Women Stay Healthy

Women who consume higher amounts of protein, especially protein from plant-based sources develop fewer chronic diseases and are more likely to be healthier overall as they age, according to a study led by researchers at the Jean Ma... — Updated 3/2/2024


Breakthrough in Treating Alzheimer's Using Targeted Drug Delivery

A potential advancement in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease was announced earlier this year by researchers at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI). A first in-human study, featured in the l... — Updated 3/2/2024


Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

As the calendar turns to a new year, many people resolve to start eating healthier. However, trying to keep up with the latest reports on nutrition as we age can be difficult – it seems like the advice is always changing. But t... — Updated 1/4/2024


Kaweah Health, Stanford Medicine Work Together to Grow Cardiac Surgical Care

Kaweah Health is welcoming Dr. Michael K. McLean, cardiothoracic surgeon and Stanford Medicine faculty member. Dr. McLean is the first of three Stanford Medicine cardiothoracic surgeons who will live and work in Visalia as part of... — Updated 1/4/2024


Strawberries May Reduce Middle-Age Dementia Risk

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) found that daily strawberry consumption could help reduce the risk of dementia for certain middle-aged populations. In 2022,... — Updated 1/4/2024

 By Bruce Goldman    Health

Study Finds Way to Predict Which Organs Will Fail First

Like any typical car or house or society, the pace at which parts of our bodies fall apart varies from part to part. A study of 5,678 people, led by Stanford Medicine... — Updated 1/4/2024


New MRI Scanning System Advances Healthcare in Tulare

Adventist Health is improving healthcare in Tulare with an advanced MRI and medical imaging space. The equipment began serving patients in late August. The ribbon-cutting was held o... — Updated 11/11/2023


COVID-19, Flu and Valley Fever Cases Expected to Increase

Tulare County has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 activity in late summer/early fall, according to Dr. Sharon Minnick, senior epidemiologist, Tulare County Public Health. "As... — Updated 11/11/2023


What to Do if You See Changes in Loved Ones During the Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, people are hitting the road or taking to the skies to visit family. Maybe it's just been a few months, or maybe it's been since this time last... — Updated 11/11/2023


Kaweah Health Named One of America's Great Community Hospitals for Older Adults

Kaweah Health announced that Becker’s Hospital Review has named it as one of 153 great community hospitals nationwide. Kaweah Health was one of only three California hospitals to make the list, and the only one between San Jose a... — Updated 9/4/2023


Working on Brain Health in Aging

When thinking about your health and wellness goals as you age, you likely have a few benchmarks in mind – maybe there’s a distance you’d like to run, walk or bike. Perhaps you’re looking to shave off a few pounds, improve your ca... — Updated 9/4/2023


CDC Recommends RSV Vaccine

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendations for use of new Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccines from GSK and Pfizer for people ages 60 y... — Updated 9/4/2023


Alzheimer's Association Holds International Conference

New research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2023 covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, including advancements in treatment, early and accurate diagnosis, and ris... — Updated 9/4/2023


Kaweah Health Completes Watchman Heart Implant

Kaweah Health announced its first implant procedure of the Watchman FLX left atrial appendage closure device for stroke prevention on a patient with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a... — Updated 9/4/2023

 By Kimberly Jensen    Health

Wheelchairs, Diabetes and Insulin

Wheelchairs How often can I get my wheelchair replaced and does Medicare cover motorized scooters? That is a really great question and I want you to get the most accurate information possible. I reached out to Nourlie Carlos,... — Updated 9/4/2023


Poor Sense of Smell Increases Risk of Depression in Older Adults

In a study that followed more than 2,000 community-dwelling older adults over eight years, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have significant new evidence of a link... — Updated 9/4/2023


Adventist Health Offers World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Adventist Health Hanford is now offering the world's smallest pacemakers to Central Valley patients, the hospital announced in a July 12th press release. Sukhvinder Bhajal, MD, a... — Updated 9/4/2023


First-Ever County-Level Alzheimer's Estimates Presented

The first-ever county-level estimates of the prevalence of people with Alzheimer's dementia - in all 3,142 United States counties - were presented at the Alzheimer's Association... — Updated 9/3/2023


FDA Approves Leqembi to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

On July 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) converted Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb), indicated to treat adult patients with Alzheimer's Disease, to traditional approval follow... — Updated 9/3/2023


Adventist Health Offers World's Tiniest Pacemakers

Adventist Health Hanford is now offering the world's smallest pacemakers to Central Valley patients, the hospital announced in a July 12th press release. Sukhvinder Bhajal, MD, a... — Updated 9/3/2023


CMS Plans to Ensure Availability of Alzheimer's Drugs

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on June 1st how people can get drugs that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease covered by Medicare. If the Food a... — Updated 7/16/2023


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