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Could Physical Activity Help Preserve Motor Function in Older Adults?

Higher levels of physical activity may help older people keep moving longer despite the late-life motor impairment that typically comes with age, according to a new study.

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In this commentary, the authors describe the results of their study, which assessed recent Medicare access trends at a local level, specifically in a midsize metropolitan city.
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...

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