Geriatric Medicine Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia PatientsRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | National Public Radio

    About 1 in 3 patients with dementia who live in nursing homes are being sedated with antipsychotic drugs, the GAO says. Outside nursing homes, about 1 in 7 dementia patients are getting the risky drugs.

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  2. Vitamin D and depression links debunkedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Professor Osvaldo Almeida from the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia says there has, to date, been evidence suggesting vitamin D deficiency has some part in the causation of depression. "We now know that the brain has numerous receptors for vitamin D, which would suggest that it does play a role in modulating some aspect of brain function," Professor Almeida says.

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  3. Community News BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Lowell Sun

    The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation's popular Trivia Night returns to Groton's Main Street Caf for just one night, Saturday, March 7, thanks to student volunteers from the GDRHS National Honor Society. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a special menu of home-cooked favorites .

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  4. Healthy aging made simple: Advice from a geriatricianRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | The China Post

    ... a Ph.D. in physiology, he synthesizes his experience and the latest research on nutrition, exercise and geriatric medicine into a book that emphasizes healthy lifestyle choices. Ayati says those choices can be just as important as cutting edge ...

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  5. Novel anti-cancer DNA vaccine may fight aging, chronic inflammation and osteoporosisRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | Medical News Today

    An international team of scientists including CureLab Oncology, Inc. , University of Camerino , and Boston University have serendipitously discovered a DNA vaccine, which systemically alleviates chronic inflammation in the body. Since osteoporosis is an inflammatory disease, preventive and therapeutic effects of the new vaccine were demonstrated on mouse models with osteoporosis.

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  6. Music Therapy Lecture...Read the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | Journal-Pioneer

    Details : March is music therapy month! Come and join some of the Music Therapists on PEI as they talk about Music Therapy and how it works with specific populations. The first lecture will be an informative and interactive session on the benefits of Music Therapy within the geriatric population.

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  7. SC notice to government on old age homesRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    ... been given to have trained people to provide quality geriatric care. "There is a need to give emphasis to geriatric medicine in undergraduate medical as well as paramedical courses." "Geriatric dentistry should also be developed as a separate, ...

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  8. It's Not Fair: Memory Loss DiscriminatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | On Common Ground News

    Today, Alzheimer's and dementia strikes African- Americans twice as often as it does whites and often leaves their caregivers emotionally and financially drained. Twenty-three percent of African-Americans age 71 and older have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

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  9. Doctors writing fictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Their first guest is Dr Terrence Holt, a writer and internist specialising in geriatric medicine, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Medicine, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine. Before becoming a doctor, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Rutgers University, and aVisiting Writer in the Department of English at Swarthmore College.

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  10. Brentwood-based senior care support company adds special needs divisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Business Journal

    Brentwood-based Life-Links Care Management and Advocacy, a company I wrote about last summer , is expanding its service offerings beyond the geriatric care market. Inspired in part by her experience parenting a child with ADHD, owner Gretchen Geagan launched a new special needs division of the company, Special Needs Family Advocacy, at the start of this year.

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  11. Diagnosis and Management of Sodium Disorders: Hyponatremia and HypernatremiaRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    Hyponatremia and hypernatremia are common findings in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Sodium disorders are associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality.

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  12. New couple needs boundariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Davis Enterprise

    Dear Annie: I am currently in a two-year relationship with "Alison." Both of us are recently divorced.

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  13. Friendship with other guy strains relationshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    DEAR ANNIE: I am currently in a two-year relationship with "Alison." Both of us are recently divorced.

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  14. Scientists discover DNA vaccine that alleviates chronic inflammation in the bodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Medical News

    An international team of scientists including CureLab Oncology, Inc. , University of Camerino , and Boston University have serendipitously discovered a DNA vaccine, which systemically alleviates chronic inflammation in the body. Since osteoporosis is an inflammatory disease, preventive and therapeutic effects of the new vaccine were demonstrated on mouse models with osteoporosis.

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  15. Published MMC Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures RecognitionRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | Asbury Park Press

    The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S., named Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

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  16. Sleeping over 8 hours a day associated with greater risk of strokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | PhysOrg Weblog

    People who sleep for more than eight hours a day have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study by the University of Cambridge - and this risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average. However, the researchers say it is unclear why this association exists and call for further research to explore the link.

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  17. Helping elders become more self-reliantRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2015 | Science Daily

    At a relatively small cost, elders could be made more self-reliant and healthy and also less depressed, suggest the preliminary findings of a home-intervention pilot. Older adults who have difficulty with such daily activities as bathing, grooming, cooking, eating, or just getting to the bathroom often end up in hospitals or nursing homes, spending a disproportionately huge number of healthcare dollars, according to a report conducted for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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  18. Novel anti-cancer DNA vaccine may fight aging, chronic inflammation and osteoporosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | EurekAlert!

    An international team of scientists including CureLab Oncology, Inc. , University of Camerino , and Boston University have serendipitously discovered a DNA vaccine, which systemically alleviates chronic inflammation in the body. Since osteoporosis is an inflammatory disease, preventive and therapeutic effects of the new vaccine were demonstrated on mouse models with osteoporosis.

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  19. UCLA Medical Center researches how to improve outcomes for older trauma patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Nurse.com

    Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step by offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. Carol Roth, MPH, RN, a project associate at RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif., is one of the authors of the study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, according to a news release.

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  20. Hip fracture link to earlier deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | South Wales Argus

    ... being discharged or received further care elsewhere. The study, led by Peter Nordstrom, professor in geriatric medicine at Umea University in Sweden, said: "A shorter length of hospital stay after hip fracture was associated with an increased risk ...

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