Geriatric Medicine Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Researchers target immune system in hunt for new Alzheimer's treatmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Researchers in Israel have manipulated the mouse immune system to target Alzheimer's disease. The research was published in the journal Nature Communications on 18 August 2015.

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  2. Geriatrician discusses treating trauma in the elderlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | PhysOrg Weblog

    One morning five years ago in the parking lot of Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Michael Ehrlich, chair of orthopaedics in the Alpert Medical School, flagged down Dr. Richard Besdine, a geriatrician and professor of medicine and health services, policy and practice. Ehrlich sought to enlist Besdine's help in improving care for elderly patients with hip fractures because they are highly vulnerable to serious complications and even death after such a trauma.

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  3. Vitamin D 'helps to prevents falls among the elderly'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Daily Mail

    Vitamin D 'helps to prevents falls among the elderly': Daily supplement with their meal found to reduce chance by half Experts think the tablets strengthen the bones and muscles and also boost the immune system, meaning the elderly are overall less frail. Almost a third of the over-65s and half of over-80s fall over at least once a year, according to NHS figures.

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  4. Role of Frailty in Patients With Cardiovascular DiseaseRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | CiteULike

    The American Journal of Cardiology , Vol. 103, No. 11. , pp. 1616-1621, doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.01.375 Frailty is a geriatric syndrome of increased vulnerability to stressors that has been implicated as a causative and prognostic factor in patients with cardiovascular disease .

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  5. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Vaginal Estrogen for Urinary SymptomsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | US Pharmacist

    Mary Ann E. Zagaria, PharmD, MS, CGP Independent Senior Care Consultant Pharmacist and President of MZ Associates, Inc. Norwich, New York www.mzassociatesinc.com Chair 2014-2015, Board of Commissioners, Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Recipient of the Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award from the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. As longevity increases, there is greater societal interest in finding lifestyle modifications and treatments for older women to preserve their vitality and quality of life.

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  6. Vitamin D supplements could help reduce falls in homebound elderlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Medical News Today

    ... placement in a nursing home," said Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study. "One or our aging center's goals is to help people maintain their ...

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  7. Smart diapers tell you when they need changingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Medical News Today

    ... tests were supervised by Dr. Philip Yap of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore, where he specializes in geriatric medicine. The test showed that the system was robust, reliable and easy to use. The results indicate it has a high level of accuracy ...

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  8. Prevalence of dementia subtypes: a 30-year retrospective survey of neuropathological reports.Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | CiteULike

    Archives of gerontology and geriatrics , Vol. 49, No. 1. , pp. 146-149, doi:10.1016/j.archger.2008.06.005 We investigated the distribution of neuropathologically defined dementia subtypes among individuals with dementia disorder.

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  9. Nutrition Supplements Add Weight, not Longevity for Many SeniorsRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Health News Digest

    Newswise - ST. LOUIS -- While taking nutritional supplements helps older adults in the general population gain weight, they don't necessarily live longer or function better than those who don't take supplements, according to a research review article by Saint Louis University geriatricians.

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  10. a Female Viagraa could get FDA approval this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | The Washington Post

    The Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide early this week whether to approve the world's first drug designed to boost a woman's sexual desire. The path for flibanserin, made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, has been a rocky one, in part because the science of desire is little understood, and in part because there is disagreement on what constitutes "normal" sexual desire.

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  11. Seniors in Focus: Geriatric care model to changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Penninsula News Review

    ... see people who typically have multiple chronic illnesses or memory and mood issues. "In recent years, geriatric medicine and psychology has become much more integrated," she said, noting she thinks that has been a positive move - co-habitating all ...

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  12. FAU neuroscientist develops new, rapid dementia screening tool that...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Medical News Today

    Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to administer, interpret and score the test results. A leading neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University has developed a way for a layperson to do this in three to five minutes with results that are comparable to the "gold standard" dementia tests used by clinicians today.

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  13. Healthy Aging: Preventing IsolationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | US News & World Report

    Joan O'Rourke, 80, of Pompano Beach, Florida, is the anti-isolation poster child. An avid boater, the former elementary school teacher sailed into the state 20 years ago not knowing a soul.

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  14. UCLA wins $2.5 million grant to enhance geriatric care in Riverside CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | Medical News

    ... Riverside County. UCLA's role will be to apply its clinical, educational and research expertise in geriatric medicine and aging health services to the development of new interprofessional curricula for students training in medical, nursing, social ...

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  15. Like Uggie, our mutt Matilda has been put to sleep writes Tom UtleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Daily Mail

    Uggie, star of the Oscar-winning film The Artist, was not the only much-loved Jack Russell despatched to eternal rest a week ago today With a heavy heart, I must report that Uggie, star of the Oscar-winning film The Artist, was not the only much-loved Jack Russell despatched to eternal rest a week ago today. Readers with long memories may recall that the Christmas before last, I wrote a column musing about when was the right moment to have a family pet put to sleep.

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  16. Jimmy Carter's cancer: How do the elderly fare with chemo? A Rutgers expert weighs inRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | The Jersey Journal

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. Here he sits down for a conversation with Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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  17. Dementia medicine causing weight lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | KRON 4

    ... as a harmful side effect and we found this was the case," said principal investigator Meera Sheffrin, MD, Geriatric Medicine Fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Data was ...

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  18. New Assessment Can ID Dementia In MinutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | PsychCentral

    A new evaluation tool allows even a layperson to determine if a person has dementia, and the extent of the dementia, within minutes. The method, designed by a neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University, allows even a layperson to do the assessment in three to five minutes.

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  19. NYU Receives $2.55M HRSA Award to Create a Clinical/Community...Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Newswise

    New York University College of Nursing's Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of geriatric nursing and executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, has been awarded a 3-year $2.55 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant through the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program , entitled, "Community/Clinical Primary Care of Older Adults Program ." GWEP supports the development of a health care workforce that improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care and community resources to maximize patient and family engagement better manage chronic disease and promote optimum function in older adults.

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  20. Health appointment book, Aug. 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Erie Times News

    FOR MORE INFORMATION UPMC Hamot Health Connection, 118 E. Second St., 877-6145. Saint Vincent Medical Office Building, Room L-60, 2315 Myrtle St. , 866-4817.

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