Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
About three - quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2020 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

Age is a predictor for mortality after blunt splenic injury - Warnack E, Bukur M, Frangos S, DiMaggio C, Kozar R, Klein M, Berry C.
BACKGROUND: While the incidence of geriatric trauma continues to increase, the management of high-grade blunt splenic injury (BSI) in the elderly remains controversial. Among this population, data evaluating survival rates following non-operative and opera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

When to admit to observation: predicting length of stay for anticoagulated elderly fall victims - O'Neill KM, Jean RA, Savetamal A, Dyke A, Prunty R, Stone A, Castillo A, Gregg SC.
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients who fall while taking an anticoagulant have a small but significant risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage requiring observation for 24  h. However, the medical complexity associated with geriatric care may necessitate a lon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medication-related Harm: A Geriatric Syndrome Medication-related Harm: A Geriatric Syndrome
The authors propose that medication-related harm be considered a geriatric syndrome, with the aim of better facilitating a coordinated, integrated approach across health and social care boundaries.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

AGS: Trump Administration's 2021 budget 'deeply troubling' for older americans
(American Geriatrics Society) Experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) raised grave concerns with President Trump's 2021 budget proposal, which remains 'deeply troubling for older Americans, families, and health professionals.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Prevention of Infections in Older Adults: Vaccination The Prevention of Infections in Older Adults: Vaccination
What are the recommended vaccinations for older adults? This review offers practical guidance on appropriate vaccines and their timing, as well as vaccination in older populations with special needs.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Readmission risk increases for elderly patients with geriatric-specific characteristics
(American College of Surgeons) Researchers have examined new geriatric-specific characteristics that appear to raise the risk of elderly surgical patients having an unplanned hospital readmission within a month of initially leaving the hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does the shoe really fit? Characterising ill-fitting footwear among community-dwelling older adults attending geriatric services: an observational cross-sectional study - O'Rourke B, Walsh ME, Brophy R, Vallely S, Murphy N, Conroy B, Cunningham C, Horgan NF.
BACKGROUND: Falls in older people are common and can result in loss of confidence, fear of falling, restriction in activity and loss of independence. Causes of falls are multi-factorial. There is a paucity of research assessing the footwear characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Meditation, Mind-Body Exercises, and Cognitive Performance Meditation, Mind-Body Exercises, and Cognitive Performance
Are meditation and mind-body exercises effective tools for improving cognition in elderly people aged 60 years or above?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 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

Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access
Caregivers at greater risk for lack of coverage, not accessing needed health care due to costs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Time Spent on the Links May Lengthen Life
Title: Time Spent on the Links May Lengthen LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 13, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non - Hispanic blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 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

Geriatric rehabilitation: gait in the elderly, fall prevention and Parkinson disease - Swanson R, Robinson KM.
Aging-associated anatomic and physiologic decline begins during the fourth decade of life and progresses over the ensuing decades sometimes to a state of frailty, with the decline amplified when there is deconditioning. Aging-related gait and balance disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Growing Up in U.S. ‘ Stroke Belt ’ Bad for the Brain Later in Life
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Golf May Be a Recipe for Longevity
Title: Golf May Be a Recipe for LongevityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 12, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Deprescribing CV Drugs for Older Adults: Physician Perspectives Deprescribing CV Drugs for Older Adults: Physician Perspectives
This study examined barriers to deprescribing cardiovascular medications for older adults. Do deprescribing priorities differ among internists, geriatricians, and cardiologists?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Two Experimental Drugs Disappoint With Inherited Alzheimer's
Title: Two Experimental Drugs Disappoint With Inherited Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 11, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Frailty can affect how well older adults fare following emergency surgery
(American Geriatrics Society) A new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society sought to gain more information about how frailty affects older adults in the months after surgery. The research team wanted to test their theory that these people would have a higher risk for death a year after surgery, have higher rates of being sent to long-term care facilities rather than to their homes, and have poorer health one year after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In-hospital mortality does not increase in patients aged over 85  years after hip fracture surgery. a retrospective observational study in a Japanese tertiary hospital - Fujita Y, Shimada K, Sato T, Akatsu M, Nishikawa K, Kanno A, Aizawa T.
INTRODUCTION: Hip fracture is a common and serious orthopedic injury among the geriatric population, necessitating surgical treatment. We tested whether age is a significant risk factor for in-hospital mortality after surgery in this retrospective cohort s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Interactive effects of quality of life and related factors on alcohol use outcomes - Santora L, Byrne D, Kl öckner C, Espnes GA.
This investigation derives its impetus from public health concerns around detecting, mitigating, and preventing the deleterious effects that alcohol use can cause particularly in advanced age. We aim to complement gerontological research by exploring the i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Caregivers Give Short Shrift to Their Own Health
Title: Caregivers Give Short Shrift to Their Own HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 10, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: Study
Title: Gene Variant Ups Dementia Risk in Parkinson's Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Screening for elder abuse in geriatric outpatients: reliability and validity of the Iranian version Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (H-S/EAST) - Aminalroaya R, Alizadeh-Khoei M, Hormozi S, Sharifi F, Taati F.
The present research seeks the notion of the appropriateness of "Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (H-S/East)", and psychometric properties to analyses cultural aspects of elder abuse in the Iranian community dwellers referred to clinics. In this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Gene Variation May Protect Against Alzheimer's: Study
Title: Gene Variation May Protect Against Alzheimer's: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - February 6, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sensing Changes in Remote and Surgical Devices
The role of sensors in medical devices is becoming increasingly more important, especially when it comes to developing new technologies such as wearable devices that can diagnose and transmit information for long periods of time. Recent developments in sensor technologies are driving the trend toward the decentralization of healthcare by putting diagnostic instruments in the hands (or on the bodies) of patients. The move toward miniaturization in medical devices has also enabled sensors to be placed on laparoscopic instruments, providing surgeons with valuable haptic feedback. Experts will examine sensor advancements in th...
Source: MDDI - February 6, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Dementia may reduce likelihood of a 'good death' for patients with cancer
(Wiley) As the population ages, the number of cancer patients with dementia has increased. A recent study published in Geriatrics& Gerontology International found that cancer patients with dementia were less likely to achieve a 'good death' than those without. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study identifies potential risk factors for cognitive decline in older adults
(Wiley) New findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society may eventually point to different strategies for preventing cognitive decline in different groups of older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults Over 80 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults Over 80
This study found that despite generally poor outcomes for older patients undergoing CPR, many emergency clinicians do not consider these attempts at resuscitation to be inappropriate.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Bedside 'Sitters' May Not Prevent Hospital Falls
Title: Bedside 'Sitters' May Not Prevent Hospital FallsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - February 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide intoxication in geriatric patients: how important are lactate values at admission? - Do ğruyol S, Akbaş I, Tekin E, Doğruyol MT.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the demographic and clinical characteristics and treatment modalities of elderly patients with carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication. The secondary aim was to evaluate the importance of plasma lactate values in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Priya Mendiratta Honored by UAMS (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Priya Mendiratta was invested in the Alexa L. & William T. Dillard Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CPR, by Default
When very old patients suffer cardiac arrest, doctors usually try to revive them — even if they were already near death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Hospitals Defibrillators Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Elderly Doctors Brigham and Women ' s Hospital Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Belgium Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Druwe, Patrick Starks, Monique Source Type: news

Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC
Low and moderate perceived social support linked to higher mortality in postmenopausal women with CRC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
Compared with 10 other wealthy nations, U.S. has lower life expectancy, higher suicide rates (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 30, 2020 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

Life Expectancy in U.S. Increases for First Time in 4 Years
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Oncology, Pharmacy, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer's
Title: Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 30, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Ageism Affects People Around the Globe
Title: Ageism Affects People Around the GlobeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 30, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Suvorexant May Improve Insomnia With Alzheimer Disease
Suvorexant does not appear to worsen underlying cognitive impairment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New Year, Advance Your Career
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Noted in Quality of Care for Dementia
Asian patients less likely to be prescribed antidementia drugs; anxiolytics/hypnotic Rxs lower for blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Gene Test Might Spot Soccer Players at High Risk for Brain Trouble
Title: Gene Test Might Spot Soccer Players at High Risk for Brain TroubleCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Does Size Matter? Volume of Brain Area Not Always Tied to Memory, Thinking
Title: Does Size Matter? Volume of Brain Area Not Always Tied to Memory, ThinkingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
Only 49 percent of a national sample of U.S. adults reported having received the flu shot as of Dec. 2019 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Health Care Utilization Up for Seniors With Untreated Apnea
Beneficiaries with OSA also demonstrate higher annual costs across all points of service (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Social participation and functional decline: a comparative study of rural and urban older people, using Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study Longitudinal Data - Ide K, Tsuji T, Kanamori S, Jeong S, Nagamine Y, Kondo K.
This study compared the relationship between social participation, including work, and incidence of functional decline in rural and urban older people in Japan, by focusing on the number and types of organizations older people participated in. The longitud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New Clues Show How Stress May Turn Your Hair Gray
Title: New Clues Show How Stress May Turn Your Hair GrayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 24, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Research, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news