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Older Moms Need Help with Adult Children

Mothers who are caring for adult children with health problems don’t get enough help even when they have other adult children who are healthy, experts say.  

The new research will be presented at the American Sociological Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting.

Funding A Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle

For most people seeking freedom and mobility, financial struggles can make things harder when trying to fund an adaptive vehicle. The nonprofit National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) can help find a number of opportunities for those in need of economic assistance.

OEM Rebate Programs

Protect Yourself in A Turbulent Market

By Haitham “Hutch” E. Ashoo and Chris Snyder 

Investment experts who predicted a turbulent stock market this year have seen their prophecies come true.

The volatility is expected to continue, and the dramatic ups and downs could leave some investors queasy, especially if they bit into more risk than they can stomach.

Spouses of Stroke Survivors Face Lingering Health Issues

Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years, according to research published in August 2015 in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

A release from the association notes that Swedish researchers evaluated 248 stroke survivors below age 70 (average mid-sixties), and their spouses at stroke onset and compared the results with 245 non-stroke controls for seven years after the stroke event.

Landmark Cancer “Basket Study”

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have announced results from the first published “basket study”, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based on the specific mutations in patients' tumors rather than where their cancers originated.

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