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Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017 - 2018 Season
Vaccine effectiveness estimated at 25 percent against A(H3N2) (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Balance Moves for Older Adults
Title: Health Tip: Balance Moves for Older AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 16, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Environmental Factors and Quality of Life in Older Adults Environmental Factors and Quality of Life in Older Adults
What role do environmental factors such as housing and neighborhood characteristics, noise, and traffic play in the quality of life of community-dwelling older people?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

AGS responds to President Trump's FY 2019 budget request
(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) expressed deep disappointment with proposed cuts that could curtail training for the health professionals we all will need as we age, as well as impede a range of services for older adults--all outlined by President Trump in his budget plan for 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis
Title: Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia PsychosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 15, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

For older adults with hip fractures, platform gives AGS CoCare: Ortho program local roots
(American Geriatrics Society) With support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today launched ortho.agscocare.org, a site providing resources and tools for hospitals interested in implementing the AGS CoCare: Ortho model. By helping health systems integrate geriatric and orthopedic expertise as soon as possible, AGS CoCare: Ortho seeks to improve care and lower health costs for the 260,000 older adults hospitalized annually with hip fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice
Title: Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 14, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Medications That Cause Dry Mouth in Older People Medications That Cause Dry Mouth in Older People
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is one of the most common adverse effects of medication use in older adults. Which classes of drugs are most problematic, and how great is the risk?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Can't get an image out of your head? Your eyes are helping to keep it there.
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Through brain imaging, Baycrest scientists have found evidence that the brain uses eye movements to help people recall vivid moments from the past, paving the way for the development of visual tests that could alert doctors earlier about those at risk for neurodegenerative illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Everyday activities associated with more gray matter in brains of older adults
(Rush University Medical Center) Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a Rush University Medical Center study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2018 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

Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Can treatments for arthritis be repurposed for dementia? – Alzheimer’s Society comments
New research suggests that drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could reduce the risk of patients developing dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 13, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Premature Dementia Risk May Be Up in Survivors of Heart Defects
Increased risk of dementia compared with general population, especially for early - onset dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older Men
Title: Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 9, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Make a Bucket List -- Then Share It With Your Doc
Title: Make a Bucket List -- Then Share It With Your DocCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 9, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn ’ t Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
Majority surveyed don't believe health care workers should be able to refuse services based on beliefs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 9, 2018 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

Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older Men
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 8, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Many With Depression Delay, Avoid Treatment
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Research, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Updated Review Confirms Worse Stroke Outcomes for Women
More activity limitations and worse health - related quality of life based on studies from 2007 onward (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Positive Age Beliefs May Protect Seniors Against Dementia
In APOE ε 4 carriers, those with positive age beliefs were less likely to develop dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for Dementia
Title: Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Looking to Bats for Clues to Longevity
Title: Looking to Bats for Clues to LongevityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Did Robin Williams ’ Suicide Spur ‘ Copycat ’ Acts?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity - Related Illness in U.S.
Proportion of medical expenditures for obesity - related illness varies widely by state (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Opiate Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Adults Opiate Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Adults
This study examined opiate prescribing patterns and associated outcomes in older adults hospitalized for reasons other than surgery.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Back pain is common in highly active older adults
(Wiley) In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global vein illuminator market set to witness an uptick during 2016-2024
(Health Affairs) The device is generally used for the geriatric patients as the skin is fragile and it becomes difficult for doctors and nurses to locate a vein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Report Details Misuse of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and want the pressure to intensify. According to the latest data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, the percentage of long-term nursing home residents being given antipsychotic drugs dropped from about 24 percent in late 2011 to under 16 percent last year. Decreases were reported in all 50 states, with the biggest in Tennessee, Ca...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Crary, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New Report Details Misuse of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions. Yet advocacy groups insist that overmedication remains a major problem, and want the pressure to intensify. According to the latest data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, the percentage of long-term nursing home residents being given antipsychotic drugs dropped from about 24 percent in late 2011 to under 16 percent last year. Decreases were reported in all 50 states, with the biggest in Tennessee, Ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Crary, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome affects the efficacy of antidepressant drugs
According to a study, published in theJournal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults with metabolic syndrome don't respond as quickly to antidepressant medications and experience greater severity in their symptoms.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Application of a geriatric injury protocol demonstrates high survival rates for geriatric trauma patients with high injury acuity - Karamanukyan T, Pakula A, Martin M, Francis A, Skinner R.
Geriatric trauma has historically been associated with poor outcomes, particularly in the setting of severe polytrauma. Although geriatric trauma protocols are common, there are limited data on their impact in patients with high injury severity. In this st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Does poor oral health status increase the risk of falls? The JAGES Project Longitudinal Study - Mochida Y, Yamamoto T, Fuchida S, Aida J, Kondo K.
We sought to examine if self-reported oral health conditions regarding difficulty eating tough foods, dry mouth, choking, number of teeth and denture use are associated with incident falls. Our study was based on panel data from the Japan Gerontological Ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Geriatric cyclists: assessing risks, safety, and benefits - Ikpeze TC, Glaun G, McCalla D, Elfar JC.
Nearly 1 in every 3 Americans ride bicycles each year, but only 20% of the reported 100 million cyclists ride on a weekly basis. Bicycling is a common form of transportation and recreation and has gained popularity among the elderly patients. In recent yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Validity of Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool modifications for older adults with visual and motor limitations - Mace RA, Mansbach WE.
We examined whether Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Chronic Disease Major Risk Factor for Cancer, Cancer Mortality
Risk scores summarizing eight diseases, markers tied to cancer risk in dose - response manner (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

British Red Cross report highlights that older people at risk from emergency hospital readmissions
Alzheimer's Society responds to In and Out of Hospital, a report published by the British Red Cross. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - February 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

What Works Best to Keep Drivers With Dementia Off the Road
Title: What Works Best to Keep Drivers With Dementia Off the RoadCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Human Voices Wake Us, Part I
First Do (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on geriatric medicine Source Type: news

Dysphagia and Pneumonia Linked, but Don ’t Always Go Hand in Hand
Nurses and other health care providers should focus more attention on dysphagia as a risk factor for nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP), researchers reported in a recent issue of Geriatric Nursing. However, some experts recommend that practitioners focus on more global means of managing NHAP risk factors. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

What to Do? Elderly Patients Sexually Harass Healthcare Staff What to Do? Elderly Patients Sexually Harass Healthcare Staff
Sexual abuse of patient care staff by geriatric patients has been a secret. The #MeToo movement is changing that perception.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Brain 'Pacemaker' Might Help Slow Alzheimer's
Title: Brain 'Pacemaker' Might Help Slow Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 31, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Brain ‘ Pacemaker ’ Might Help Slow Alzheimer ’ s
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among Seniors
Title: Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 30, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Older Adults' Awareness of Deprescribing Older Adults' Awareness of Deprescribing
How cognizant are older adults of medication-induced harm and the concept of"deprescribing"?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR
Agency head describes the multifactorial burden, which is being addressed on different levels (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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