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Researchers assessed the impact of influenza vaccine on the risk of contracting the flu in adults 60 years and older.
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.
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...
Pressure Sores in Bedridden Elders After Prolonged Power Outages From Severe Weather: Examining Two Underutilized Disaster Resources
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.
- When Controlling Blood Pressure, How Low is Low Enough?
Researchers released guidelines on how to best control blood pressure in adults 65 years or older.
- Brain Function Optimal in the Morning
A new study tested the cognitive performance of older adults at different periods of the day.
- New Targets for Treating Tendon Breakdown?
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Liverpool hope their recent study findings will provide new targets for treatment to prevent the breakdown of tendon tissue.
- US Census Report: Older Population Trending Towards Aging at Home
Older Americans are shifting away from nursing homes toward more home- and community-based long-term care, according to a new report released by the US Census Bureau.
- Effects of Yoga in Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
Researchers conducted a literature review to examine on the effects of practicing yoga in older adults with chronic health problems.
- TAVR: Opening the Door to Treatment for More Patients With Aortic Stenosis
This case shows that TAVR can serve as an effective and safer alternative to conventional cardiac surgery for carefully selected elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis, even if they have previously received a bioprosthetic valve.
- Walking Disability Adds Risk for Diabetics with Osteoarthritis
Researchers analyzed the effect of walking disabilities caused by osteoarthritis on patients' ability to self-manage diabetes, in a new study.
- Mild Cognitive Decline Equates to 80% Higher Death Rate
An 80% higher death rate was observed in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared to individuals with no cognitive issues.
- Over 65? Walk Faster for A Healthier Heart
A new study finds that physical activity is beneficial for the heart health of individuals age 65 and over.
- 600,000 Alzheimer's Patients May Be Misdiagnosed
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have identified a subtype of Alzheimer’s disease called that often goes misdiagnosed, and could affect as many as 600,000 Americans.