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Could Grip Strength Predict All-Cause Mortality Risk?

New research evaluated the use of grip strength as a measure of the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular-related mortality.

ALSO: Walking Speed, Grip Strength at Middle Age May Predict Dementia

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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.
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

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