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
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
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