“SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Certain stores are setting aside time to serve some of the most vulnerable people in our region: those over 65. “I made it a point to come early,” said Pam Orner, a senior. Orner stepped out Thursday morning to get what she needed from the Safeway near her midtown home. “We gotta be protected. I debated this morning ‘do I shop online and have them deliver?’ I was weighing precautions one way or the other,” she said.
Orner is taking extra steps to protect against the coronavirus. That includes carrying a pocket-size container of hand sanitizer and avoiding touching anything and everything she comes in contact with. “I was able to keep my distance it was a pretty light crowd,” she said. She is one of the many seniors taking advantage of Safeway’s new policy devoting the first two hours of business Tuesdays and Thursdays to serving those 65 and up. “It’s great, it’s great. Especially for my mom. I don’t want to see her get sick. She helps a lot of people,” said Richard Cooley….”
“Wheeling Hospital is sharing guidelines for self-isolation home care during the COVID-19 outbreak. For those who elect or are advised to stay home and self-isolate, whether or not they may have COVID-19, the hospital is relaying the guidelines devised by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
* Stay home except to get medical care.
Restrict activities outside the home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Avoid using public transportation. Use over-the-counter medications to treat aches and fevers, cough and cold. Hydrate.
* Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
It is especially important to stay away from persons who are elderly or have underlying chronic diseases, as they are at higher risk of severe disease. Restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people….”
“Why people with diabetes, like Tom Hanks, may be at increased risk of coronavirus
As the new coronavirus spreads and sickens more people in the USA, people with preexisting health conditions are at particular risk, public health officials say. Actor Tom Hanks, who revealed that he was living with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. People with diabetes are among those at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That’s because fluctuations in blood glucose levels and possible diabetes complications can make it harder to treat a viral infection, the International Diabetes Federation says…. “
“There is a significant gap between the number of U.S. adults who want to age in place and those who actually believe they will be able to do so.
That’s according to a new national survey involving 2,750 U.S. adults conducted by Edelman Intelligence on behalf of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a product and solutions company specializing in kidney care.
Specifically, 65% of surveyed adults say they want to age in place. But only 33% — roughly half — believe they’re equipped to make that happen.”
“SAN FRANCISCO, California —
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco say they are a step closer to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease with a blood test.
The test measures blood levels of certain proteins linked to Alzheimer’s. In four hundred older adults, who had brain scans and spinal fluid tests, scientists found blood protein levels were three and a half times higher in people with confirmed Alzheimer’s Disease compared to healthy peers….”