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Seniors underrepresented in clinical drug trials

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

A recent Food and Drug Administration analysis found it’s difficult to practice evidence-based medicine for seniors because there isn’t enough data on how treatments may affect them. 

Gait and cognitive decline

July 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Gait slowing and cognitive decline have a lot in common, especially the hippocampus, according to U. Pitt researchers.

Mayo: Residents with Parkinson's need melanoma screenings

July 12, 2017  |  Mayo Clinic News Network

Those with the movement disorder are nearly four times more likely to have skin cancer in their history, while those who have had skin cancer may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

Diabetes and dementia risks

July 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A medication for type 2 diabetes called metformin is the subject of a study exploring the possible effects of the drug on the development of dementia.

States must beef up LTSS for boomers

July 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

AARP concluded in a recent report that states are improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) but aren’t keeping pace with growing demand. 

Roche acquires mySugr in diabetes management deal

June 30, 2017  |  newswire

The two companies have been partners since 2014, and are now combining their efforts in diabetes disease management.

Retirement community tub source of Legionnaires’ disease

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Two residents in a Florida retirement community tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.

Putting humanity in healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing. 

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.

Study: MS can affect social cognition

June 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The brain deterioration associated with multiple sclerosis can hinder a person’s ability to interact with an accurate social context, says a new study in Neurology journal.

Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

June 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An Iowa program uses evidence-based findings to help seniors stay independent longer and avoid falls. 

Artery health related to diet

June 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New research has found aging blood vessels is more of a reflection of a sedentary culture than genetics, suggesting healthy aging is possible. 


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