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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration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
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
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Geriatrics Conference Highlights

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
October 27 2018 - October 30 2018American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oct. 27-30
October 23 2018 - October 28 2018American Society of Nephrology, Oct. 23-28
August 25 2018 - August 27 2018National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Aug. 25-27

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