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Seniors underrepresented in clinical drug trials

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Two residents in a Florida retirement community tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.

Putting humanity in healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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