North Carolina drops in national rankings on senior care

A national study of senior health care in the United States shows North Carolina sliding in rankings, related mostly to increasing obesity, depression and food insecurity.   The United Health Care Foundation's annual Senior Report ranks North Carolina 37th in the nation for care of the state's senior population. In 2018, North Carolina ranked 33rd.  Hurting North Carolina's ranking this year is a 17 percent increase in obesity – from 25.9 percent to 30.3 percent – of adults aged 65 and older…
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Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Health Personality Source Type: blogs
Authors: Bolton L Abstract Many patients with end-stage kidney disease prefer peritoneal dialysis (PD) to hemodialysis to replace kidney function1 but avoid PD due to fears of serious complications, such as peritonitis or catheter exit site and tunnel infections, which often have higher incidences than those recommended by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). Factors that increase the risk of PD-related peritonitis include patient nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage, diabetes, advanced age, obesity, depression, cardiovascular disease, and catheter connection methods or exit site infection (ESI...
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bullying Children and Teens Parenting Students Trauma Adolescence Cyberbullying Self Harm Social Isolation social media Substance Abuse Teen Depression teen suicide Source Type: blogs
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