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SBRT Offers Curative Option for Lung Cancer Patients Age 80 and Older

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Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to research presented today at the 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium.

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Glioblastoma Clinical Trial Shows Combined Therapy Extends Life for Patients 65 and Older

Treating older patients who have malignant brain cancer with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide plus a short course of radiation therapy extends survival by two months compared to treating with radiation alone, show clinical trial results published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Advanced Practice Nurses Are Lowering Hospitalization Rates, Saving Money in Nursing Homes

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Five years into the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a program aimed at improving nursing home care, researchers at the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri are seeing significant reductions in spending and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in participating nursing homes. The results were reported in the project’s annual report, released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and prepared by RTI International.

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Study Identifies Molecular Clues for Age-Related Intestinal Issues

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Intestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy and function normally, but a new study in Cell Reports suggests they also age along with people and lose their regenerative capacity. Reporting their data online March 14, researchers suggest that reactivating the signaling of a key molecule lost in aging intestinal stem cells could restore healthy intestinal function in older people.

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Researchers Find That Retirement and Healthy Lifestyle Don’t Always Correlate

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Healthy lifestyle adherence among retired, late middle-aged adults may be more challenging than originally thought.

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FAU Joins Six-State Collaboration to Create Veterans' Action Leagues

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In response to 23 million U.S. veterans, this project will identify resources and come up with solutions to decrease and ultimately eliminate some of the challenges veterans and their families encounter such as continuity-of-care in services, difficulty navigating the system and inadequate healthcare services.

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Assessing the Impact of Stress in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress. A simple stress rating scale (the Perceived Stress Scale) is a valid and useful way to evaluate the connection between stress and progressive vision loss from AMD, according to a study in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Horseback Riding Interventions Have Therapeutic Benefits for People with Disabilities

Physical activities incorporating horseback riding can help to improve strength, balance, and other outcomes for children and adults with a range of neuromotor, developmental, and physical disabilities, according to a report in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Call for Nurses to Employ Ethical Framework to Practice and Professionalism During New Administration’s Policy Adjustments

Article petitions nurses to turn to the profession’s founding ethical frameworks and principles in order to shape care and emerging policies. As advocates for quality, safety, and access to care, nurses have an ethical obligation to address issues that adhere to standards of care and the values of the profession.

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Nursing Home Improvement Program Identifies Ways to Improve Care for People with Heart Disease

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Heart disease is one of the most common chronic health conditions among nursing home residents. Results from the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a partnership between the University of Missouri and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, indicate that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in nursing homes to perform primary care duties are improving health outcomes for nursing home residents with heart disease.







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