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ACOG: Shared Decision - Making Key to Breast Cancer Screening
Critically important for patient's value, preferences be factored into process, ACOG leader says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Drug, Herb Interactions Frequent for Cancer Patients
Concomitant use of two or more drugs independently linked to high risk of clinically significant DDI (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Three Lifestyle Interventions May Slow Cognitive Decline
Cognitive training, management of hypertension, increased physical activity all help delay decline (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Rituximab Biosimilar Shows Clinical Equivalence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multicenter study compared both European and U.S. rituximab originators (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Depression Case Finding in Individuals With Dementia Depression Case Finding in Individuals With Dementia
Depression is underdiagnosed in elderly adults, especially those with dementia. Is there an accurate screening tool available for the detection of depression in adults with dementia?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Senate health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age, AGS experts
(American Geriatrics Society) Newest proposal in a line of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will harm access to key health services for older Americans, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, the AGS has said in a statement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression
Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

1991 - 2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Sex link to older people's brain power, says study
Conclusion This study got widespread and enthusiastic coverage in the media, as many studies about sex do. But the findings are limited and it's difficult to draw conclusions from them. As the researchers point out, we already know that a healthy social life and staying physically active seem to help keep people's cognitive abilities sharper as they age. It's not a surprise that sexual activity, which has elements of both social and physical activity, is also linked to better cognitive function. But this small observational study only provides a snapshot in time of how sexual activity may link to brain function. We can'...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Older people Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

Clonal Hematopoiesis Linked to Coronary Heart Disease
CHIP linked to coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction in humans; atherosclerosis in mice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer's disease
(American Geriatrics Society) Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease. They published their study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid - Related Hospitalizations
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure
Early - treatment group had significantly lower in - hospital mortality even after adjustment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society responds to the Queen’s Speech
Following the Queen ’s speech today (Wednesday 21 June), read the Alzheimer's Society comment. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Doc Groups Mostly Pleased with Proposed MACRA Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Rule would exempt more practices from MIPS program (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

A Two-Tier System in Action?
(MedPage Today) -- An eye-opening experience (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

IL-6 vs TNF: Tocilizumab Wins (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In an observational study, efficacy and drug survival greater with tocilizumab (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Education Can Promote Self - Management in CVD Conditions
Most effective interventions are tailored to individual patient needs, use multiple components (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 21, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Study Details BRCA Carriers' Breast Ca Risk by Age (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Family, mutation variability support individualized counseling (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Age a Factor in Patients Leaving Hospital Against Medical Advice
Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms
Penalties supported by 41 % of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

In post-election poll social care higher than education and crime as key UK issue to address
Fear of being unable to leave anything to loved ones if they develop dementia jumps 19 percentage points since election campaign. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Society ‘Centres of Excellence’ could make a life-changing difference for people affected by dementia
Alzheimer ’s Society has today announced its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. £6 million has been awarded to three ‘Centres of Excellence'. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Long-term memories made with meaningful information
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent Baycrest study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New report looks at integrating frailty research into care as we age
(American Geriatrics Society) Though it is one of the most frequently used health indicators as more and more of us age, frailty -- the medical term for increased vulnerability to declines in health or a loss of independence -- remains under-studied and under-utilized, so say researchers reporting on a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with support from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) and The John A. Hartford Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wales ’ Operations Director, Sue Phelps, awarded with MBE.
Alzheimer ’s Society Cymru’s Sue Phelps has been awarded an MBE for services to dementia in Wales in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - June 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Prescription antibiotics almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women, study finds
(Natural News) A recently published research paper revealed that prescription antibiotics may not be as effective as previously thought, and may even cause more harm than good in older patients with urinary tract infection. Research author Dr. Thomas E. Finucane of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore noted that antibiotic treatment may often be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery
Title: Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - June 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Ethnicity, Poverty Are Risk Factors for Elders Being Discharged Against Medical Advice (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD Race, ethnicity, and poverty are associated with increased risk for elderly inpatients being discharged against physicians'recommendations, a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds.Using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout Patients Face Increased Risk for Erectile Dysfunction (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Absolute risk is 2% per year, or 0.6% per year higher than controls (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Health Insurers Recruiting Former Pharma Reps to Cut Costs
Former pharma reps are educating doctors about costs of meds, encouraging use of generics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonolog Source Type: news

Smoking Ban Appeared to Cut Violence in British Mental Hospitals (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- All smoking patients were offered NRT (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

20 Percent of Hospital Patients Have Side Effects From Abx Rx
One - fifth of those who had antibiotic - related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk Factors Explain Most Heart Failure Risk in Incident A - Fib
Four modifiable factors account for most of the population attributable risk of heart failure in women (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Evaluation and management of frailty - Won CW.
Physical frailty is a state in which the functional capacity of various organs in the body drops below a certain level, making an individual vulnerable to a variety of stresses; as a result, frail individuals are more likely to experience geriatric disease... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of obstacle training over gait to reduce the risk of falls in geriatric individuals - Baptist J, Dhote S, Palekar T, Kamble P.
BACKGROUND: The aging process contributes to a decrease in muscle mass, vision, and joint range of motion leading to loss to balance and fear of falls. Tripping over obstacle is very common among older adults due to loss of balance leading to falls.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease: Individuals, Communities, and Costs Alzheimer's Disease: Individuals, Communities, and Costs
In this paper, the author emphasizes that time is of the essence in building an effective system of care for persons with Alzheimer's disease. How can we do more to help family caregivers?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

AMA Endeavors to Increase Transparency of Rx Pricing
At annual meeting, the physicians'group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Sedentary Lifestyle May Up Risk of Renal, Bladder Cancers
73 percent increased risk for bladder cancer, 77 percent increased risk for renal (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Policy / International Achievement / Research News
This study examined whether Get Busy Get Better—a 10-session, home-based behavioral intervention—enhanced positive appraisals of life, and in turn, mediated treatment effects on depressive symptoms in older African American men.     Read more   Pediatrics ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rates of S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Down in United States
Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Telemedicine May Work for Headache Visits (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Norwegian trial shows no differences between traditional, telemedicine consultations (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Strategies Implemented to Cut Opioid ODs, Deaths in Maryland
Strategies include training in screening, interventions, and referrals to treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Cutaneous Malignancies Can Mimic Seborrheic Keratosis
Overall, 3.1 % of cases identified as SK, irritated SK were histologically diagnosed as malignancies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

CMS: Per-Person Health Spending Varies Widely by State
(MedPage Today) -- But rankings among states changed little with ACA (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study
Title: Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - June 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes
(The Gerontological Society of America) As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15, new study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antiplatelet Bleeding Risk Higher Than Expected for Older Patients
Research suggests proton - pump inhibitors should be co - prescribed in patients age 75 + years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

EULAR: Certolizumab Effects Durable at 4 Years in SpA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Efficacy seen for both radiographic and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news