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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.

ALSO: A Guide to Recognizing Common Cancer Pain Syndromes

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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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Associate Physician Editor, Clinical Geriatrics® Dr. Spivack is Founder, Connecticut Geriatrics Society; Medical Staff, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT      
Affiliations: 1Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Affiliations:  1Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Affiliations: 1Department of Cardiology, Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada 2Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada 3Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada

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