Family Members Observing CPR Don't Cause Harm


The presence of family members during cardiac-arrest treatment doesn’t affect the outcome, according to a new study.

Some hospitals allow family members to stay during the grueling procedure, while others ask them to leave.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical and the University of Washington School of Medicine analyzed 41,568 patients who went through resuscitation efforts at 252 hospitals

A Trainer's Advice on Altering Your Workout as You Age

By Delaina Dixon

You've been hitting the gym regularly since your early thirties, but the same workouts you did 20 years ago don't leave you feeling the same way you did back then. There are a lot more aches and pains after a workout. Even more challenging – your favorite routines just aren't as effective.

Avoiding a Government Head Fake on Retirement Savings

A government rule on retirement savings may be tricking retirees into looking at their financial situations all wrong, says a financial advisor who specializes in retirement planning.

The rule says retirees can’t leave money in their IRA or 401k accounts forever. At age 70½ they must begin making minimum withdrawals, even if they prefer to leave the accounts untouched.

Behavior Changes in Dementia

By Kerry Mills

So often I’ll receive a call from clients concerned about a sudden behavioral change in a memory-impaired resident. And, all too often the cause is an introduction of new medication or a change in the dosage of an existing one. Surprisingly, the first interpretation of the behavioral change is that the “dementia has advanced.”

Gerontological Society of America Tackles White House Policies on Aging

In anticipation of the forthcoming 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA), The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has produced a special issue of The Gerontologist that outlines a vision for older adults' economic and retirement security, health, caregiving, and social well-being for the next decade and beyond.


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