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AS: TNF Inhibitors Differ in Uveitis Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adalimumab and infliximab have lowest risk (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study
Title: Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - March 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Adults Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Adults
This report examines current AF treatment strategies in elderly adults, including both novel oral anticoagulants and interventions for reduction of stroke risk and control of symptoms.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

‘ Optimal ’ Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds
Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in ' after ' photos (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

More Bevacizumab Shots for AMD May Up Risk of Glaucoma
(MedPage Today) -- Repeated injections tied to increased ocular pressure, higher rates of surgery (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Fellowships will enhance reporters' aging coverage
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Journalists in Aging Fellows Program -- run jointly by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) since its launch in 2010 -- has received renewed grant support to welcome its eighth cohort of fellows. The 2017 funders include AARP, The Silver Century Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, The Retirement Research Foundation, and The John A. Hartford Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

AGS raises concerns on cuts to training, research in president trump's proposed budget
(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) expressed its deep disappointment with proposed cuts to geriatrics training, healthcare research, and a range of services for older adults -- all outlined by President Trump in his budget plan for 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have today, Wednesday 15 March, announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Flu Drugs OK for Fetus: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, bisphosphonates may raise chance of bone microcracks (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Medicare Advisors Target Post-Acute Care Dollars
(MedPage Today) -- MedPAC calls for reduced payments to inpatient rehab and others (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bleeding vs Ischemic Events: Which is Worse? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Follow-up analysis doesn ' t support unconditional DAPT extension (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Stopping Biologic in RA Doesn ' t Trigger Disease Flare (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Almost 80% remained in low disease activity for 3 years (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?
Title: Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - March 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Nation's physicians act against climate change; it's making patients sick
(Burness) Today, more than half of the nation's physicians -- including family doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians, allergists, geriatricians and internists -- are launching a campaign to help patients, the public and policy makers understand the damage climate change is doing to people's health and what needs to be done to prepare and protect ourselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Baycrest creates first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide for adults
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The way the brain processes speech could serve as a predictor of early dementia
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems; but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest recent findings in a joint Baycrest-University of Memphis study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Opioid Scripts Down at the VA; Paxil on Trial
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Afib Patients Shortchanged on Anticoagulants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Better adherence to treatment guidelines needed (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later
Title: Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Activity Limitations Add to Arthritis Costs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- First study in large U.S. cohort (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 11, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Drop in blood pressure linked to increase risk of dementia in old age, study suggests
Middle-aged people experiencing temporary drops in blood pressure could have increased risk of dementia 20 years later. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 11, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dizzy Spells in Middle - Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later
Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light - headedness may do serious damage, study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Estimating the Benefit of Warfarin in Individuals With AF Estimating the Benefit of Warfarin in Individuals With AF
This study focuses on the need to balance the benefits of long-term anticoagulant therapy for AF with an individual ' s life expectancy and risk of dying from nonthromboembolic causes.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

House Ways & Means Panel Advances ACA Rewrite
(MedPage Today) -- Strips funding from ACA without repealing much of it (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 9, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

'Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia'
Conclusion This study adds to the evidence that good oral health is linked to good overall health, including a reduction in the chances of developing dementia in later life. But the research doesn't prove that regular tooth brushing will prevent dementia. We don't know what causes dementia. From research so far, it looks as if there are a number of interlinked causes. Brain health and ageing are likely to be affected by factors including diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol use, blood pressure and genetics. While living a healthy lifestyle may certainly reduce the chances of dementia, there are no guarantees. This study ha...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Older people Source Type: news

American Geriatrics Society addresses American Health Care Act
(American Geriatrics Society) As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of us all as we age, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today voiced opposition to several components of the newly released American Health Care Act -- legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and legislation AGS experts believe would harm access to key health services for older adults, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

EULAR Releases New RA Tx Recommendations (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus is on conventional agents, biologics, and targeted synthetic drugs (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Apple Pay Coming to UK Charities
Offering an easy, secure and private way to pay (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label'
Title: Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label'Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Substance found in red wine 'helps fight ageing'
Conclusion Resveratrol has been of interest to anti-ageing scientists for many years and researchers have previously shown it may be linked to a slowing of the decline in thinking and movement, at least in rodents. This study suggests a possible way this might happen. But the results don't tell us anything about what happens in humans. They suggest this substance may be useful for further research in humans at some point. They certainly don't provide a reason to drink gallons of red wine, in the hope of seeing an anti-ageing effect. Drinking too much alcohol is a sure-fire way to speed up deterioration of thinking skills,...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America ’ s Bedrooms
Biggest drop in sexual activity seen for those married or living together, survey finds (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

MedPAC Examines Premium Support
(MedPage Today) -- Modeling study suggests millions might shift to Medicare Advantage (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Pearls from: E. Magnus Ohman, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Will interventionists ever figure out DAPT? (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: $259 Billion Alzheimer ' s Price Tag; Overpriced MS Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Older people ’s nurses celebrate anniversary with prince
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, has met members of the British Geriatrics Society  – plus a therapy dog – to mark its 70th anniversary and celebrate the work of nurses and other clinicians in caring for older patients. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Longer hospital stays might reduce readmissions from post-acute care facilities
(American Geriatrics Society) Researchers suggest that hospital strategies ensuring older adults are healthy enough for discharge could help prevent early hospital readmissions from post-acute care facilities. Good communication between you and your healthcare providers may be a great place to start. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America ’ s Bedrooms
Biggest drop in sexual activity seen for those married or living together, survey finds (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 7, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Coated Balloons Found Less Effective in Women for Peripheral Lesions
(MedPage Today) -- Vessel size may be an issue, but gender gap may differ between devices (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 6, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Long-term Low-dose Steroids OK in Early RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Use with DMARDs and for the shortest period and the lowest possible dose (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 4, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Redefining the association between old age and poor outcomes after trauma: the impact of frailty syndrome - Joseph B, Orouji Jokar T, Hassan A, Azim A, Mohler MJ, Kulvatunyou N, Siddiqi S, Phelan H, Fain M, Rhee P.
BACKGROUND: Frailty syndrome (FS) is a well-established predictor of outcomes in geriatric patients. The aim of this study was to quantify the prevalence of FS in geriatric trauma patients and to determine its association with trauma readmissions, repeat f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hospital stays now less lonely for older adults
Hospitals can be lonely places for patients, especially elderly patients who may have few, if any, family members or friends living nearby to visit them.“Hospitalization is never fun, but for patients who don’t have visitors, it can be very lonely,” said Valerie Yeo, unit director of the inpatient geriatrics unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Even patients with family members close by often discover  their relatives are unable to visi t frequently due to work or other commitments.  That ’s why the UCLA Geriatrics Program launched its Companion Care Program at the hospital last year. Funded by a gift from...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lack of social care is piling pressure on surgeries and A & amp;Es, Alzheimer ’s Society comment
Almost 9 out of 10 GPs (89%) think reductions in social care are leading to extra pressures in their surgeries, reports the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) today (Friday 3 March). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 3, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble
Older people in cities with lots of wood - burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Applying the SPRINT Results to Older Adults Applying the SPRINT Results to Older Adults
What considerations must be taken into account when applying the SPRINT trial recommendations in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High-technology based gait assessment in frail people: associations between spatio-temporal and three-dimensional gait characteristics with frailty status across four different frailty measures - Ritt M, Sch ülein S, Lubrich H, Bollheimer LC, Sieber CC, Gaßmann KG.
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed associations between a battery of gait characteristics and frailty status across four different frailty instruments in old patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatric wards of a general hospital. PARTICIPANTS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble
Older people in cities with lots of wood - burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Professionals Caring for an Aging Parent Professionals Caring for an Aging Parent
A geriatrician and a social worker give their perspective on caring for their 90-year-old mother with chronic health issues. How did their experience impact their professional practice?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease may be linked to heightened dementia risk
According to long term study published in the Journal of Epidemiology& Community (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
Title: Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - March 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news