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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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A frail 78-year-old man with a medical history significant for smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and peripheral vascular disease presented to the hospital with a chief concern of subacute, progressive dyspnea. This was preceded by weakness, anorexia, and weight loss. He did not...
September 18-21, 2013; Chicago, IL Clinical Practice Guidelines for Individualizing Behavioral Interventions in Long-Term Care Patients With Dementia
Roughly 11 million Americans aged 65 and older have diabetes mellitus, making this the largest age group in the United States with the disease. The prevalence of diabetes among older people is expected to increase further in coming years, and with it, the number of seniors at risk of serious...
Affiliations: 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, England; 2The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, England
This tip sheet was provided by the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging. Download the PDF above. 

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