Geriatrics News

Postdischarge Fall-Related Injury a Top Readmission Diagnosis
Poor Glycemic Control Linked to Sarcopenia in T2DM
Vision Loss May Up Cognitive Decline-Related Functional Limitations
CDC: Seniors Use Various Strategies to Reduce Rx Costs
Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available
Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Octogenarians With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Have Poor Survival
Regular Puzzle Use May Improve Cognition in Older Adults
Weight Gain, Loss in Seniors May Increase Risk for Dementia
Statin Use Reduces Dementia Risk After Concussion in Seniors
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
ASCO: Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths
Healthy Lifestyle Recommended for Reducing Dementia Risk
Light, Incremental Physical Activity Can Help Reduce Brain Aging
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
Sharing Data With Surgeons Can Reduce Overuse of Mohs Surgery
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 22.8 Percent in U.S. Adults in 2017
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Lifetime Risk for Brain Mets Up in Elderly With Three Common Cancers
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
Diagnostic Criteria Proposed for Advanced-Age Proteinopathy
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Physical Impairment in Men
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients
Many Seniors Will Be Unable to Afford Care They Need by 2029
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
PCI Beneficial for All Categories of Older AMI Patients
Low Socioeconomic Position Linked to Poor End-of-Life Care
Over Half of Seniors Initiating Dialysis Die Within One Year
Prevalence of TV, Video Watching High, Stable 2001 to 2016 in U.S.
Risks, Benefits of Long-Term Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis Reviewed
Risk Model Developed for Readmission After AMI in Seniors
Measures May Predict Metabolic Syndrome in Older Adults
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers
About One-Quarter of Seniors Store Firearms Unlocked, Loaded
Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Replacing 30 Minutes of Sitting With Activity May Cut Mortality
More Than 80 Percent of STEMI Patients Treated in ICU
Low Scam Awareness May Indicate Alzheimer Risk in Seniors
Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Terminally Ill People in New Jersey Given Right to End Lives
Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality
Telehealth Video Visits Risk Fragmenting Care
AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
ACR Issues Position Statements on Drug Pricing, Step Therapy
Mindfulness Yoga Aids Patients With Parkinson Disease
Older Adults With Hearing Loss Have Lower Patient Activation
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Caregiving for Older Cancer Patients Takes Emotional Toll
FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
More Secondary Prevention Meds May Reduce Deaths After AMI
Older Patients With Crohn Disease May Benefit From Early Combo Tx
Seniors Less Likely to Receive or Have Timely PCI for Acute MI
October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot
Pregnancy History Not Likely Tied to Later Cognitive Function
Older Patients With Vision Loss Have Higher Hospital Use, Costs
CDC: Violence Against Seniors on Rise, Especially Among Men
Patient-Report Instrument Helps Identify ADEs in Older Adults
Most Osteoporosis Guidelines Do Not Discuss Patient Choices
Readmission Risk Up With Shorter Stay at Nursing Facility
Population Mortality Affects Long-Term Follow-Up of AlloHCT
New Plan Limits Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin
Amyloid PET Linked to Changes in Management for MCI, Dementia
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Guidelines for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Updated
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Vitamins, Carotenoids Associated With Lower Risk for Cataract
Patients With Worse RA Symptoms More Likely to Cut Alcohol Intake
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Frailty May Up Fracture Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Adding Transition Services Does Not Aid Heart Failure Outcomes
ENDO: Sex Hormone Levels Tied to Telomere Length in Older Men
ENDO: Recommendations Issued for Treating Osteoporosis
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
Statins Cut Risk for Major Vascular Events in Older Patients
Smoking Seems Not to Be Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
ENDO: Guidance Provided for Managing Diabetes in Seniors
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Ocular Protein Levels May Be Useful for Alzheimer Testing
ENDO: Older T1DM Patients Often Unaware of Hypoglycemic Status
More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health
Low, High Levels of Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality
Statins Tied to Insulin Resistance, Higher Serum Fasting Insulin
Antiepileptic Drugs Not Tied to Dementia Risk
Healthy Food Rx Could Be Cost-Effective for Medicare, Medicaid
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Sugary Drinks Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
Light Physical Activity Tied to Lower CHD, CVD Risk in Women
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Influences on New NIH Policy for Age Limits in Research Explored
AAOS: Supplement Use Low in Patients With Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture
Having Affected Relatives Linked to Increased Alzheimer Risk
Knee Pain Not Tied to Activity Levels in Knee Osteoarthritis
CDC: 2000 to 2017 Saw Increase in Mortality Due to Dementia
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
Elderly Men Undertreated for Osteoporosis
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Diet Quality in Midlife Not Linked to Later Risk for Dementia
Common Signs, Symptoms Do Not ID Dehydration in Seniors
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Home Health Clinicians Frequently Lack Access to Hospital Records
Only About Half of Elderly Newly Diagnosed With ALL Receive Tx
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Some Lose Independence After Surgical Tx of Femoral Neck Fx
Few Seniors Receive Regular Brief Cognitive Assessments
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug
AAN: Sleep Apnea Tied to Higher Cortical Tau Levels in Seniors
Poll: Many Older Adults Report Feeling Lonely, Isolated
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Stereotactic Radiation Feasible for Oligometastatic Cancer
Ultrasound of Calcaneus Efficient for Screening Bone Health
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Preoperative Phone Visits for Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
FDA: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death
Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage
8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger
Hip Preservation Appropriateness Guidelines May Be Limited
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
Medicare Patients With MS Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Rx Costs
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
CVD Does Not Modify Depression-Mortality Link in Elderly
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Fractures Have Long-Term Impact on Quality of Life for Older Adults
Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Education Not Tied to Rate of Cognitive Change in Seniors
Slower Gait Speed, Shorter Step Length Tied to Later Depression
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
Trazodone Not Associated With Reduced Risk for Dementia
EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors
Antidepressant Overprescribing Appears Common in Elderly
Ethnic Differences Seen at Time of Dementia Diagnosis in U.K.
Long-Term Opioid Use With OA Varies Across States
Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine
Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing
Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD
Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM
Aerobic Exercise Tied to Better Cognition at All Ages
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress
Older Adults With Comorbidities Identified as Frequent ED Users
Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk
Bone Health in Older Adults Not Improved by High-Dose Vitamin D
Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Assessment Tools Aid Risk Planning at Nursing Homes
Home-Based Program Achieves Hypertension Control
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Short Duration Between Dinner, Bed Has No Effect on HbA1c
Body Size, Physical Activity Could Impact Odds of Reaching 90
Insulin Price More Than Doubled in the United States
Most Stroke Survivors ≥50 Years Report Complete Mental Health
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
High Symptom Burden in Elderly Linked to Adverse Outcomes
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
High Levels of Activity, Motor Ability Linked to Better Cognition
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Less Deep Sleep in Elderly Tied to Alzheimer Disease Markers
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
More Comorbidities, Lower Mortality for Holocaust Survivors
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Many Adults in 50s, Early 60s Worried About Health Insurance
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture
Impaired Cognitive Status Impacts Rehab Potential in SNFs
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Dancing Tied to Lower Odds of Disability in Activities of Daily Living
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Number of People With Dementia Rose Twofold From 1990 to 2016
Infection Control Compliance Not Tied to Knowledge
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Restrictive, Obstructive Lung Disease Linked to Dementia Risk
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
Modifying Criteria for Amnestic MCI Dx Increases Prognostic Accuracy
High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
BMI May Mediate Inverse Link Between Fiber Intake, Knee OA
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization
Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Is Prevalent
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Intellectual Engagement Linked to Cognitive Performance Later
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Less Than One Hour of Resistance Training Weekly Tied to Lower CVD Risk
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure
Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Exercise Reverses Functional Decline in Hospitalized Elderly
Joint Mobilization Plus Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis
Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits
New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years
Bone Indices on CT Scan Predict Fracture Risk in Older Adults
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
Protein Intake Tied to Disability Trajectory in Very Old
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Meds
Risks of Trazodone Similar to Those of Atypical Antipsychotics
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
FDA Approves New Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA
Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
Health Care Costs, Use Up for Untreated Hearing Loss
Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Rx in Older Adults
Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning
Access to In-Home Support Soon to Be Available for Seniors
Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers
AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Rx
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October
Nurse-Led Care Efficacious, Cost-Effective for Gout
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Neglect Higher in For-Profit Nursing Homes
Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program
Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
2006 to 2015 Saw Decrease in Medicare Beneficiary ICU Use
Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults
Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
Zoledronate Lowers Fracture Risk in Women With Osteopenia
Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible
Review: Vitamin D Does Not Appear to Prevent Fractures, Falls
Diet Less Important Than Genes for High Serum Urate Levels
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Reduction in Liver Cancer Risk
Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression Up for Adults With Arthritis
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
FDA Approves Marketing of First User-Fitted Hearing Aid
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation
Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
3/4 of Adult Day Services Centers Keep Advance Directives on Hand
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Fall Risk Screening Strategy Cuts Fall-Related Hospitalizations
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
Factors Associated With Phantom Odor Identified
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Increased Cardiovascular Risk for Diclofenac Initiators
Pharmaceutical Executive Defends 400 Percent Price Hike
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Strategies to Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors Show Mixed Results
Many Proxies Unaware of Centenarians' Thoughts on Death
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Childhood Poverty Can Affect Cognitive Skills in Old Age
Combo Therapy Not Needed If Low RA Disease Activity Achieved
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6 Percent of Elderly
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
Simplifying Medicare Plan Finder Improves Plan Selection
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Prevalence of Alzheimer's, Related Dementia Set to Double
Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Combo Physical, Mental Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
Few Yogurt Products Qualify As Low-Sugar
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Many Older Adults Transition to Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Pharmacovigilance Needed for Rheumatology Patients
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Better Classification of Dry Eye Disease Will Aid Diagnosis, Tx
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Tai Chi Effective at Reducing Number of Falls in Older Adults
Algorithm Can Discriminate Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
With New Persistent Opioid Use, Most Early Scripts From Surgeons
Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
PSA Testing Not Recommended for Prostate Cancer Screening
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Out-of-Pocket Costs Similar for Infliximab, Infliximab-Dyyb
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Self-Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified
Medicare, Med Advantage Health Care Use Differs Regionally
Radn Tx Alone May Be Adequate for Stage I Anal Cancer in Elderly
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
U.S. Opioid Use Not Declining, Despite Focus on Abuse
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Poor Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Medicaid Expansion Linked to Increase in Diabetes Rx Fills
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
Lower Post-Op Mortality With Hip Fx Surgery on Day of Admission
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?
Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks
Paramedic-Led Intervention Cuts Ambulance Calls
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Amount of Physical Exercise Affects Mental Health Burden
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Side Effects of Biologics for Rheumatic Dz May Up Anxiety
WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults
Many Americans Not Being Assessed for Depression
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Peer Comparisons Can Decrease Risky Prescribing Patterns
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods
Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age
Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans
Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
Most Antipsychotics Prescribed in Nursing Homes Initiated There
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Walking Tied to Better QoL in Those With/at Risk for CVD
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard
Factors Examined for End-of-Life Spending Levels in Cancer Care
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Increasing Cost of Insulin Has Serious Health Consequences
One-Quarter of Older U.S. Adults May Be Overtreated for Diabetes
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
Obesity Worsens Skilled Nursing Facility Outcomes After Hip Fx
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Updated Staffing Data Lowers Ratings for Many Nursing Homes
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
One in Four Older Adults With Diabetes Uses Alternative Meds
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
Drop in Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation After Hip Fracture
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Majority of Those in Residential Care Have Advance Directives
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Tied to Knee OA in Women
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Poor Outcomes for Prefrail/Frail at Risk of Malnutrition
Intermittent Energy Restriction Effectively Cuts HbA1c in T2DM
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013
Mobility Plan Can Neutralize the Harms of Bedrest in the Hospital
CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
Harms Reporting Limited in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Declines in Vision Tied to Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Inappropriate Prescribing of Abx High in Urgent Care Centers
Fake FDA Warning Letters Being Sent to Consumers
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Sociodemographic Disparities in Eyeglass Use Among Elderly
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Taking Multivitamins/Minerals Doesn't Improve CVD Outcomes
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for ABI for PAD Screen in Asymptomatic
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors
FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones
CDC: Nearly One-Third of Injury Deaths Occur at Home
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks
Mammography Use Tied to Other Preventive Tests in Older Women
Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals
PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions
WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
NIH Warns of Increased Risk of Heat-Related Illness for Seniors
Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
1996 to 2013 Saw Large Increase in Diabetes Spending
U.K. Campaign Hasn't Aided Patient Presentations for TIA, Minor CVA
AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption
Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality
Patient Engagement in Asthma Treatment Plans May Improve Quality of Life
Socioeconomic Factors Linked to Hearing Aid Access, Use
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate CA in Veterans
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
Decision Tree Model Can ID Behaviors Linked to Sunburn Risk
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
New Rules May Constrain Docs' Ability to Treat Chronic Pain
Combination of LABA + Inhaled Glucocorticoid Safe in Asthma
USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Genetic Risk, Lifestyle Predict CVD, Diabetes Independently
Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of Depression, CVD Death
Few Hemodialysis Patients on Medicare Enroll in Hospice
Half of CV Events Occur from Two to Five Years Post-TIA, -Stroke
National HIV Testing Day Is on June 27
Decline in Medicare Patients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts
Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening
CDC, APhA Create Guide for Community-Clinical Linkages
Insulin Glargine 300 Safe, Effective in Seniors With T2DM
New Hospital-at-Home Care Model Tied to Better Outcomes
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Direct-Acting Antivirals Effective for Hepatitis C in Seniors
Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients
Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid + Benzodiazepine Use
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients
NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term
AMA Seeks to Make Long-Term Care Services More Affordable
Cardiovascular Comorbidity Tied to Hearing Loss in Older Old
HbA1c Targets Should Be Personalized in Type 2 Diabetes
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Increased Levels of Distress for Firearm Victimization
Recent-Onset Diabetes Tied to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Single Blood Sample Test May Help ID Undiagnosed Diabetes
Pharmacists Are Well Placed to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates
Greater Weight Loss Linked to Superior Outcomes in Knee OA
Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery
VTE Linked to Acute Decline in Physical Function in Women
CDC: U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 30 Percent From 2000 to 2016
Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers
Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk
Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
USPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults
Meds With Depression As Adverse Side Effect Commonly Used
Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses
Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder
Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With HTN Dx
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers
More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels
Higher HDL-C Linked to Better Cognition in Older DM Patients
Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels Associated With Later CVD
No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements
Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Review IDs Exercise 'Dose' That May Improve Cognition in Seniors
AUA: Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women
ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45
Annual Health Care Expenditure Higher for Hypertensive Patients
Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal
Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care
Senior CA Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy
Associative Memory Test Aids Prediction of Dementia Risk
New Hypertension Guideline Discussed for Older Adults
Insomnia Found to Be Common but Mild in Older Adults
CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water
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