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FDA approves new implantable hearing device

On March 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first implantable device for people 18 and older with severe or profound...

Study: Positive self-esteem protects older adults from health problems

According to a study in Psychoneuroendocrinology, a positive self-esteem can buffer adults older than 60 years against health threats. Researchers found that if an...

Call for abstracts for home care conference

The second annual International Home Care Nurses Organization Conference, Sept. 23-26 in Singapore, has released a call for abstracts. Deadline is April 1. Read...

Study: Sedentary behavior associated with disability

A study in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health reports that sedentary behavior in adults aged 60 years and older is a risk...

Study: SNFs have high readmission rates of Medicare patients

A high percentage of Medicare patients who are discharged from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will return to the hospital or the ED within 30...

Study: Incidence of mental disorders in mid-life, older adulthood may be underestimated

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry has found that common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental...

Study: Vitamin E may slow decline from Alzheimer disease

“Effect of Vitamin E and memantine on functional decline in Alzheimer disease,” a study published in JAMA, reports that 2,000 units of vitamin E,...

Study: Head trauma associated with Alzheimer disease changes

A study published in Neurology has found that among patients with mild cognitive impairment, self-reported head trauma with at least momentary loss of consciousness...

Guiding your patients through menopause

The more you know about menopause, the more you can help patients understand and cope with symptoms.

Study: Low vitamin B12 increases fracture risk in older men

A study published in Osteoporosis International reports that older men who have low levels of vitamin B12 have a higher risk of fractures. Read...

Blood pressure management guideline released

JAMA has published “2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth...

How electronic health records are improving health care for elderly patients

Innovative information technology tools help ensure patients get the right care at the right time.

Study: Antihypertensives decrease risk of Alzheimer disease

Diuretics, angiotensin-1 receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors seemed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study, published in Neurology,...