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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
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
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
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
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
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