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15 Minutes of Exercise A Day Decreases Mortality by 22% In Elderly Patients

A new study examined the health benefits of recommended levels of exercise for elderly patients, and whether lower recommendations could still benefit mortality rates.

ALSO: Exercise Can Improve Glycemic Control: How to Get Patients Started

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 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...

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