Geriatrics News

Air Pollution Found to Accelerate Aging of the Lungs
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
CDC Assesses Burden of Eye Disorders in Adults With Diabetes
Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline
Subclinical Cardiovascular Dz May Up Fall Risk in Older Adults
1999 to 2017 Saw Increase in Unintentional Injury Death Rates
Frequent Fried Food Intake Increases Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
Erectile Dysfunction Presents Large Global Health Burden
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Ups Bone Erosion Risk
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Mentally Stimulating Activities Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Simple Fixed Threshold IDs Those at Risk for COPD-Related Events
Androgen Deprivation Therapy May Up Risk of Alzheimer Disease
Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease
New Staffing Data Source Can Improve Nursing Home Monitoring
Treating Depression May Reduce Mortality in Diabetes Patients
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Nutrition-Focused Program at Home Health Agency Beneficial
Longevity Benefits for Adults Becoming More Physically Active
Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Lower SAH Risk
Most Grandparents Store Meds in Containers That Are Easy to Open
Five-Year Survival Less Than 40 Percent in Seniors With DLBCL
Nursing Home Costs Outpace Inflation, Other Medical Care
Functional Decline Seen in Many Older Adults Initiating Dialysis
ACIP: Men as Old as 26 Should Get HPV Vaccine
Higher Protein Intake May Cut Risk for Frailty in Older Women
Similar CV Event Rates Seen for Generic, Brand Levothyroxine
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Short-Term Walking Intervention Offers Lasting Health Benefits
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Older Kidney Donors With HTN at Higher Risk for ESKD Later
Triclosan Exposure May Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
Older Americans Generally Current With Eye Exams
Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults
Suicide Risk Seen Among Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care
Seniors Who Develop Cancer Have Better Memory, Slower Decline
Some Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From CRT Defibrillator
Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Risk Factors ID'd for Atrial Fibrillation With Type 1 Diabetes
High Response Seen for Chemo in Seniors With High-Risk AML
Elderly Women May Still Benefit From Osteoporosis Treatment
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Late-Life Diabetes Status Tied to New Cognitive Impairment
USPSTF Addresses Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
High Temperature Records Will be 'Smashed' in Coming Century
Cognitive Decline Faster After Incident Coronary Heart Disease Event
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus
Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
Vitamin D, Estradiol Deficiency Have Synergistic Effect on MetS
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Virtual Reality IDs Navigation Issues in Early Alzheimer Disease
In Most Older Adults, Prediabetes Stays Stable or Improves
Hot Water Therapy Aids Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease
Health Care Aides Frequently Report Verbal Abuse
Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
Diagnostic Yield of Lynch Syndrome Screening Drops With Age
Inadequate Fruit, Veggies Explain Many Cardiovascular Deaths
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Targeting Barriers to Self-Care Benefits Seniors With Asthma
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Individualized Care Plans Advised for T2DM With Heart Failure
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Gait Speed Is Prognostic in Older Patients With Blood Cancer
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
No Evidence of Legacy Effect Seen for Intensive Glucose Lowering
Lowering Cholesterol Levels May Worsen Nerve Damage in T2DM
Postop Delirium May Briefly Up Risk for Cognitive Dysfunction
2000 to 2016 Saw Mortality From Falls Increase for Seniors
Policy Changes Proposed to Meet Projected Need for Palliative Care
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Most Older Adults Would Have to Liquidate Assets for Home Care
ASCO: Low-Dose Chemo Benefits Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer
Nonfasting Lipid Levels Adequate for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk
Impaired Vision Tied to Perceived Discrimination in Older Adults
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
More Steps Tied to Lower Death Risk in Older Women
Inappropriate Prescribing Leads to Poor Outcomes in Older Adults
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement
Suboptimal BP, Fasting Glucose Tied to Atrioventricular Block
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
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June 7 2019 - June 11 2019American Diabetes Association, June 7-11
May 31 2019 - June 4 2019American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 31-June 4
May 18 2019 - May 21 2019Digestive Disease Week, May 18-21
May 18 2019 - May 22 2019American Psychiatric Association, May 18-22
May 3 2019 - May 6 2019American Urological Association, May 3-6
April 11 2019 - April 13 2019American College of Physicians, April 11-13
March 1 2019 - March 5 2019American Academy of Dermatology, March 1-5
February 6 2019 - February 8 2019American Stroke Association, Feb. 6-8
November 25 2018 - November 30 2018Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 25-30
November 10 2018 - November 12 2018American Heart Association, Nov. 10-12
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