Cataract and Risks of Osteoporosis and Fracture Cataract and Risks of Osteoporosis and Fracture
Are individuals with cataract at higher risks of osteoporosis and fracture than those without?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
Comparing extreme categories of consumption, SSB linked to increased CVD mortality, cancer mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Relationships found to be key to happiness; having friends at work impacts physician happiness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Geriatric Oncology Guidelines Must Be Tailored to Resources Geriatric Oncology Guidelines Must Be Tailored to Resources
Yes, elderly patients with cancer are different in many ways from younger patients, but geriatric oncology guidelines need to take into account the resources available to them, not just their age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A comparison of scoring systems for predicting short- and long-term survival after trauma in older adults - Meagher AD, Lin A, Mandell SP, Bulger E, Newgard C.
OBJECTIVES: Early identification of geriatric patients at high risk for mortality is important to guide clinical care, medical decision-making, palliative discussions, quality assurance, and research. We sought to identify injured older adults at highest r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exercise program provides multiple benefits to nursing home residents
(Wiley) In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of residents at nursing homes, those who participated in a six-month program of individualized and progressive multicomponent exercise at moderate intensity experienced fewer falls than those in a control group that participated in routine activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical pharmacist involvement in fall management in a polymorbid geriatric patient with a history of recurrent falls - Dosed ěl M, Malý J, Vosátka J, Mikolášek P, Brabcová I, Hajduchová H, Bártlová S, Tóthová V, Vlček J.
Patient falls represent a  significant burden on healthcare facilities, particularly by prolonging hospitalization and increasing the cost of subsequent healthcare. In most cases, fall is caused by a combination of several modifiable and unmodifiable risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

memantine (Namenda)
Title: memantine (Namenda)Category: MedicationsCreated: 11/3/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

For older adults, sense of control tied to feeling younger
(The Gerontological Society of America) A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health -- not a sense of control -- play a significant role in how old younger adults feel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 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

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
(American Geriatrics Society) A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or 'sleep-disordered breathing,' is associated with a higher risk for memory problems and for problems with thinking and making decisions. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a pressurized mask worn during sleep, eliminates obstructive sleep apnea. Now researchers in a new study examined whether using CPAP treatment had an effect on slowing cognitive decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factors impacting mortality in geriatric patients with acute spine fractures: a 12-year study of 613 patients in Singapore - Soon EL, Leong AZ, Chiew J, Kaliya-Perumal AK, Yu CS, Oh JY.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. PURPOSE: To identify risk factors that predict mortality following acute spine fractures in geriatric patients of Singapore. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Acute geriatric spinal fractures contribute signific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Influences on New NIH Policy for Age Limits in Research Explored
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Authors of a paper recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describe factors that influenced the new National Institute of Health policy that requires funded scholars to eliminate arbitrary age... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Internet Use and Preventive Health Among Older Couples Internet Use and Preventive Health Among Older Couples
How does the internet use of older adults and their partners influence their preventive health behaviors?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia
(American Geriatrics Society) Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis, causing loss in the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontitis is also a risk factor for developing dementia. Recently, researchers in South Korea studied the connection between chronic periodontitis and dementia. They published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: 2000 to 2017 Saw Increase in Mortality Due to Dementia
Age - adjusted death rate was 66.7 deaths per 100,000 U.S. population in 2017 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than Doubled
Title: Rate of U.S. Deaths Tied to Dementia Has More Than DoubledCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Inclusion of Older Adults in NIH-Funded Clinical Trials Inclusion of Older Adults in NIH-Funded Clinical Trials
Are older adults being underrepresented in clinical studies due to upper age limits for recruitment and exclusion criteria that include illnesses and medications common in the older population?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump administration's 2020 Budget Request 'deeply troubling' for older Americans, AGS
(American Geriatrics Society) Trillions of dollars in cuts to everything from the nation's largest insurer to programs for training more health professionals already in short supply round out a 2020 budget proposal that is 'deeply troubling for older Americans, their families, and their health professionals,' so say experts from the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older adults with multiple chronic illnesses
(American Geriatrics Society) An expert group of geriatricians, cardiologists, and general physicians have identified a set of action steps, based on a previous set of guiding principles from the American Geriatrics Society, to help healthcare providers work with older adults and caregivers to make the best treatment choices possible when addressing multiple chronic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race
Title: Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on RaceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 13, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk
Title: Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 13, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

American Academy of Dermatology, March 1 - 5
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Conference, Source Type: news

Did You Wait Until Middle Age to Get Fit? It Could Still Boost Your Life Span
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship between timed up and go test times and falls in an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit: a retrospective case-control study - Struble-Fitzsimmons D, Pinto Zipp G, DeLuca D, Zhang N.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Inpatient geriatric psychiatry units have the highest fall rates in the acute care setting and most falls in this population occur during the mobility tasks of transfers and ambulation. The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test includes these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Gender differences in geriatric depressive symptoms in rural China: the role of physical housing environments and living arrangements - Fang M, Chen J, Guo L, Ma X.
Physical housing environment and living arrangements are significant determinants of health, particularly in developing countries, although results are mixed. We conducted this study to examine the gender differences in geriatric depressive symptoms in rur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Relationship between childhood maltreatment and geriatric depression: the mediator effect of personality traits - Gomes Jardim GB, von Gunten A, da Silva Filho IG, Ziegelmann PK, Bumaguin DB, Nogueira EL, Engroff P, Neto AC.
The objective of this study was to evaluate a model where personality cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking
Title: Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog WalkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - March 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Opioid misuse sending more older adults to emergency departments, study finds
(The Gerontological Society of America) Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependence more than tripled between 2006 and 2014, according to new research published by researchers at Towson University. The study also discovered that opioid misuse was associated with an increased number of chronic conditions, greater injury risk, and higher rates of alcohol dependence and mental health diagnoses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Incidence of major morbidity, readmission, mortality correlated with frailty classification (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Surgery, Urology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Few Seniors Receive Regular Brief Cognitive Assessments
Report also reveals number of seniors living with Alzheimer disease projected to increase (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live Longer
Title: Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - March 6, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

The impact of obesity on outcomes in geriatric blunt trauma - Barry R, Modarresi M, Duran R, Denning D, Wilson S, Thompson E, Sanabria J.
Blunt trauma is poorly tolerated in the elderly, and the degree to which obesity, a known risk factor for suboptimal outcomes in trauma affects this population remains to be determined. The incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates of blunt trauma by demo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested
Title: Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory TestedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Title: ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New Regenstrief studies report drug focused approach insufficient to manage ICU delirium
(Regenstrief Institute) The results of two new Regenstrief Institute trials published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society underscore and confirm the need to look to options other than medication to lower the duration or severity of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in Three Seniors Is Lonely. Here ’s How It’s Hurting Their Health
Loneliness and social isolation are growing public-health concerns for people of all ages in the United States, from young adults to seniors. Studies have long connected loneliness to a range of health issues that could threaten longevity and well-being, including higher risks of heart attacks, strokes, depression, anxiety and early death. Now, the latest National Poll on Healthy Aging finds that about a third of seniors are lonely. “Research shows that chronic loneliness can impact older adults’ memory, physical well-being, mental health, and life expectancy,” write the authors of the new report. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, ENT, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Scientists Find 5 New Genes That Sway Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors
Title: Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - March 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
CanaRx sells prescription medicines at a lower cost to U.S. public, private employer programs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, P Source Type: news

Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the International Wound... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain
Title: Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Elderly Companionship
Title: Health Tip: Elderly CompanionshipCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says
Title: Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Ten Things Every Geriatrician Should Know About House Calls Ten Things Every Geriatrician Should Know About House Calls
This brief review outlines key concepts which provide geriatricians and other care team members with the practical knowledge needed to include home-based primary care in routine practice.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Paradise Lost
They have been driven out now, the ones who managed to survive Paradise. The inferno burned them from their tiny homes, their trailers, their RVs, their tranquil plots along the ridges and valleys among the pines. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Gerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric Medicine Source Type: news

Stereotactic Radiation Feasible for Oligometastatic Cancer
SABR associated with low toxicity and good survival while maintaining quality of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news