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Cancer Related Pain In Community-Dwelling Adults

In this first part of a series of online exclusives, the prevalence and burden of pain in older community-dwelling adults is described and practitioners are given tips on how to assess and manage care.

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A collection of photo-based cases of rheumatic disorders including vasculitis, heberden nodes, and crowned dens syndrome. 
For the primary care physician who may see an increase in the number of older patients reporting nonspecific cognitive issues, the questions will be when to intervene and how? 
A Photo Essay collection of conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Your 75-year-old patient recently fell on the stairs in her home and sustained multiple contusions but no fractures. She had been living independently and was active in the community; however, she now has become fearful of falling again. What effective preventive measures can you offer her?  
The special needs and concerns associated with the management of asthma in elderly persons and pregnant women are addressed in guidelines issued by the Expert Panel of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.1 Highlights of those guidelines are presented here.

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In this article, the authors present the case of an older man who reported shoulder pain and abduction weakness for 8 weeks following an intramuscular flu shot received at a drive-through clinic.
 A sample of the December 2013 public policy and advocacy headlines from the American Geriatrics Society.
The year 2014 is sure to be significant for geriatric healthcare providers for a number of reasons.
Because no power company can guarantee timely restoration of service after such an event, the authors present two available but relatively unknown options for families and caregivers requiring assistance in emergency medical situations.
CASE PRESENTATION A 67-year-old bedridden African-American female was brought to the emergency room (ER) by her husband with the acute onset of altered mental status changes and urinary incontinence. From her history it was revealed that 1 week prior to this episode she had been evaluated by the...

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