Geriatrics News

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
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
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
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
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
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