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Yesterday | Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Role Reversal: West County residents offer advice on caring for aging parents

Editor's note: Becoming a caregiver for her aging father prompted West Newsmagazine writer Bonnie Krueger to go in search of support and advice.


Related Topix: Medicine

Yesterday | WTOP-FM Washington

The National Zoo says goodbye to a longtime resident

Maude, a geriatric grey-cheeked mangabey monkey, was humanely euthanized after outliving her expected lifespan -- which is a little more than 30 years, the zoo said in a news release.


Related Topix: Medicine, Evansville, IN

Tuesday | Wall Street Journal

It's Lots of Money, but Much Less Relative to Our Costs

Reports on data released to the public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which include the number and type of Medicare services that individual physicians delivered in 2012 and the amount they were paid for those services, have focused special attention on ophthalmologists .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicaid, Medicine, Ophthalmology

Tuesday | Annals of Internal Medicine

Delirium Severity in the Hospitalized Patient: Time to Pay Attention

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funders or the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, UC San Francisco, Medicine

Tuesday | B3C

Critical Pharmaceuticals, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS ...

Critical Pharmaceuticals , The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust today announces the start of the first Phase I clinical trial in healthy post-menopausal women of a nano-enabled intranasal teriparatide product for the treatment of osteoporosis.


Related Topix: Osteoporosis, Medicine, Health, Pharmacology

Tuesday | BioMed Central

The effect of a pre- and postoperative orthogeriatric service on...

Delirium is a common complication in patients with hip fractures and is associated with an increased risk of subsequent dementia.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Apr 14, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely

The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm.


Related Topix: Medicine, Internal Medicine, Food and Drug Administration

PhysOrg Weblog

Help for seniors battling depression

With treatment and counselling at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Burns-Weinrib has made great strides in her recovery and is fully engaged in life again.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine, Long Term Care

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Community Voice

Study: training the brain affects loss of memory

For years, scientists have been conducting studies indicating brain training exercises can help slow down normal memory loss and cognitive function decline in typical aging adults.


Related Topix: Medicine

House members request $200 million to increase long-term care, geriatric medicine workforce

To meet an increasingly urgent need, Congress should earmark $200 million to expand the number of geriatric care workers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Long Term Care, Health, Nursing

Thu Apr 10, 2014


Dementia Conference in Santa Barbara to Explore Current Trends, Future Directions

This year, the conference will be April 23 at the Montecito Country Club. Participants will attend presentations with latest dementia research and information occurring nationally and internationally.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Long Term Care, Health, Medicine, Alzheimer's

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Applied Clinical Trials

Gap May Exist for Therapies for Age-related Diseases

The elderly is the fastest-growing segment of the global population, but only a few of their treatments have been clinically tested in age-appropriate patients, and many therapies are still not available in suitable formulations and dosages, according to a report by GBI Research.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine

Tue Apr 08, 2014


Transition Care

It is well known that older adults have longer hospital stays and more rapid functional decline than younger patients, and that these problems are further complicated by contributory physical and cognitive impairments.1 The multiple comorbidities and complexities of the aging population require an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that ... (more)


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Medicine, Nursing

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Saint Barnabas Health Care System - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare -...

The hospital provides services through six acute care hospitals, forty ambulatory care facilities and three geriatric centers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Oncology, Women's Health, Health, NewarkBeth Israel Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Orange, NJ, West Orange, NJ

Fri Apr 04, 2014


INTERACTIVE: Number of Physician Care Doctors in the US

According to the report, there were 90.1 primary care physicians per 100,000 population in the United States in 2012.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine

HIV and Hepatitis

CROI 2014: Researchers Discuss HIV, Aging, and Frailty

People living with HIV are at greater risk of geriatric syndromes such as frailty and difficulty with daily activities than HIV negative people of the same age -- and this can have a significant effect upon their quality of life as they age, according to several studies presented at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections ... (more)


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Deming Headlight

NMSU fauclty, staff attend Dementia 24/7

NMSU Photo Thomas Teasdale, a professor and vice chair at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, leads a training session on Dementia 24/7 with the faculty and staff for the College of Health and Social Services.


Related Topix: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Las Cruces, NM, Alzheimer's, Health, New Mexico State University, Medicine

Mon Mar 31, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Early cardiac risks linked to worse cognitive function in middle age

Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hypertension, Health, UC San Francisco, Alzheimer's, Life, Food, Dieting, Heart Disease

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Business People

MANITOWOC - Holy Family Memorial has promoted Julie Dionne to director of Support Services.


Related Topix: Manitowoc, WI, Medicine, Nursing, Marquette University, Manitowoc County, WI