Baby Boomers Changing The Healthcare Landscape

Kendra and Jay Jeffcoat are the quintessential baby boomer couple. Kendra, 69, recently retired after a long and successful career as a college professor and administrator. Jay, 70, who spent his college years as student body president at the University of California, Santa Barbara, protesting the Vietnam War, continues to work full time as a corporate attorney in San Diego. In January 2013, Kendra was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which had metastasized in her brain. She never smoked, nor was she around secondhand smoke. But as Healthline noted in November 2014, lung cancer among women who don't smoke is on the rise. Kendra endured brain surgery, several courses of chemotherapy, and a clinical trial for a cancer vaccine. She is now being treated with Opdivo, a new immunotherapy medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb that helps a person's immune system fight cancer. It was approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The emergence of immunotherapies is considered a game changer in the treatment of cancer. Kendra and her husband are pleased that this new treatment is available. Kendra said she was shocked when she was first diagnosed, but age has given her the wisdom to deal with it. "The joy of being over 60 is that a person has the experience and wisdom to deal with the realities of a crisis with joy, hope, and laughter," she told Healthline. "Each round of chemo, radiation, vaccine therapy, and now immunotherapy, provides an oppo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study, we tested the hypothesis that transgenerational DEHP exposure alters anxiety-like behavior and neural gene expression in both male and female mice. Pregnant CD-1 mice were orally dosed daily with either tocopherol-stripped corn oil or DEHP (20 or 200 μg/kg/day; 500 or 750 mg/kg/day) from gestational day 10.5 until birth to produce the F1 generation. Females from each generation were bred with untreated, unrelated CD-1 males to produce subsequent generations. Behavior and gene expression assays were performed with adult, intact F3 males and females. Transgenerational DEHP exposure increased time spent ...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Manowska M, Gałecki P Abstract The aim and effect of the procedure for legal incapacitation is to ensure the widest possible social integration and the widest possible autonomy of the incapacitated person; the procedure should provide the disabled person with full procedural guarantees enabling him or her to have a fair hearing and to make an equitable decision, not only regarding the issue of incapacitation, but also on the revocation of the incapacitation or on a change in the type of incapacitation. In the first part of the paper, we presented the problem of legal incapacitation, answered questions abo...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Manowska M, Gałecki P Abstract The aim and effect of the procedure for legal incapacitation is to ensure the widest possible social integration and the widest possible autonomy of the incapacitated person; the procedure should provide the disabled person with full procedural guarantees enabling him or her to have a fair hearing and to make an equitable decision, not only regarding the issue of incapacitation, but also on the revocation of the incapacitation or on a change in the type of incapacitation. In the first part of the paper, we presented the problem of legal incapacitation, answered questions abo...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that mechanisms of sense of executive deficits depend on lateralization of pathology. The higher sense of executive deficits in people with right hemisphere pathology may be due to the efficiency of delayed memory, and may reflect an adequate self-assessment of own competence. The low DEX-S result of the group with the left hemisphere pathology may result from reduced, despite the absence of aphasia, language /semantic skills and not from the lack of insight into executive deficits. PMID: 31008470 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Śmigórska A, Śmigórski K, Rymaszewska J Abstract The following article discusses the possibility of applying a rehabilitation strategy known as Errorless Learning (EL) in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). The authors present the issue in the context of the knowledge on the effectiveness of administering neuropsychological interventions in patients with AD. The history of the EL method development is presented as well as techniques used in its domain. The novelty of the EL methodological approach is shown. It is emphasized that EL, in contrast with the majority of neuropsycho...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: For people with schizophrenia obtaining and retaining employment in a VDC translates into better outcomes in important areas of quality of life such as family relationships, overall health, and self-esteem. Poorer QoL was associated with the severity of symptoms, in particular depressive symptoms. People employed in the VDC benefited to a greater extent from autonomous control of symptoms, while among the OTW group an important role was played by others. PMID: 31008466 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The CSS-PL is an initial standardized version of an instrument for measuring cyberchondria and meets the psychometric criteria of reliability and validity for psychological testing tools. The CSS-PL may be used both in diagnostic and scientific research. PMID: 31008464 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
In conclusion, these data indicate that KIF23 is a potential therapeutic target for gastric cancer treatment. PMID: 31007778 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Choovuthayakorn J, Khunsongkiet P, Patikulsila D, Watanachai N, Kunavisarut P, Chaikitmongkol V, Ittipunkul N Abstract Purpose: To report characteristics and visual results in patients with PDR-associated complications following pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in a tertiary center over an eight-year period. Methods: Medical records of diabetic retinopathy patients receiving PPV between January 2007 and December 2014 for PDR-related complications were reviewed. Results: A total of 890 consecutive PDR patients were included in the study. PPVs were performed for tractional retinal detachment (36.6%), pers...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: ICP and IOP have opposing effects on LCD and LC peak strain. While their effects on LCD are equivalent, the effect of IOP on LC peak strain is 3 times larger than that of ICP. The influences of these pressure are dependent on sclera material properties, which might explain the pathogenesis of ocular hypertension and normal-tension glaucoma. PMID: 31007950 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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