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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Reduce Risk of Death Even for Advanced Ages

New research challenges assumption that people can be too old for surgery.

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Mature Drivers Favour Checks on Over 70s, New Study Finds

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The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive – even if those checks could take them off the road themselves – according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) worked with Dr Carol Hawley at Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, to survey more than 2,600 drivers and former drivers on their opinions, habits and motoring history.

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Senior Citizens May Accept Robot Helpers, but Fear Robot Masters

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Senior citizens would likely accept robots as helpers and entertainment providers, but are leery of giving up too much control to the machines, according to researchers.

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‘Inflamm-Aging’ by Seniors May Impact Pneumonia Susceptibility

Research indicates anti-bacterial strategies need to be tailored to the age of the patient. Aging is accompanied by a chronic state of low-level inflammation -- sometimes called ‘inflamm-aging’

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New Study Shows Vitamin D Supplements May Cause Falling

According to new research summarized by California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute senior scientist Steven Cummings, MD, and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Harvard Medical School, contrary to common beliefs, relatively high doses of vitamin D may increase the risk of falls.

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New FAU Study Suggests Benefits of Regular Mammography Extend to the Elderly

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Although a number of randomized trials demonstrate the clear benefits of mammography screening in women up to age 74 on reducing mortality, data are sparse in women over the age of 74, especially minorities. A new study shows that black and white women ages 75 to 84 years who had an annual mammogram had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who had biennial or no/irregular mammograms.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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AADA Applauds New Bill to Protect Senior Access to Dermatologic Care

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) announced its support for the Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights Act, introduced today by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). If passed, the legislation would ensure that patients will have adequate physician networks in their Medicare Advantage plans.

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Older Adults Live Independently Longer When Monitored by Care Team and Technology

Older adults who lived in an independent living community that uses sensor technology and onsite care coordination to maintain residents’ health stayed longer at the community than seniors who live in other senior housing across the nation. Length of stay is important because it indicates that residents’ health remains stable enough for them to continue living independently. The technologically enhanced care coordination could serve as a cost-effective care model for improving the health and function of older adults.

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Can Slow Walking Speed in Elderly Signal Alzheimer’s Disease Hallmarks?

How fast elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have built up in their brains, even if they don’t yet have symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the December 2, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Senior Patients Treated in Van Equipped as Dentist’s Office

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Students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine are treating Cleveland-area seniors in a dentist’s office on wheels—a 38-foot van, in fact, renovated to provide full-service oral care.

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Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better

A new technological solution developed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities.

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Team Approach May Reduce Readmissions Due to Falls in Seniors

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A comprehensive care program that involves a team of specialists from multiple medical disciplines for treating injuries sustained from falls in older adults could help reduce hospital readmissions, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Under the program, the 30-day readmission rate for falls declined 10 percent from 2012-13 and remained unchanged in 2014. The 30-90 day readmission rate from 2012-13 also declined, before rising slightly in 2014.

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Lower-Income, Elderly, Women Less Likely to Complete Cardiac Rehab After Bypass – Previously Linked to Higher Mortality Risk

Bypass patients who are older, female and/or from lower-income neighbourhoods are more likely to face delays in beginning cardiac rehabilitation (CR), making them less likely to complete CR, which can lead to a higher mortality risk, suggests a new study.

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Fractures Can Lead to Premature Death in Older People

A new study, presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, shows certain fractures due to osteoporosis can cause premature death in people 45 and older. This is the largest study, to date, that shows a connection between these fractures and premature death.

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Muscle Loss Linked with Falls and Fractures in Elderly

Older people with an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength may be at greater risk of falling and bone fractures, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

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Too Much, Too Late: Doctors Should Cut Back on Some Medications in Seniors, Two Studies Suggest

Anyone who takes medicine to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down – or both – knows their doctor prescribed it to help them. But what if stopping, or at least cutting back on, such drugs could help even more? Two new studies suggest doctors should be doing that more.

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Growing Old Can Be Risky Business

Two experts in elder abuse coin the term and explain the concept in an opinion article published in the Oct. 13 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. They also call for research to identify and help older adults at risk from age-associated financial vulnerability, or AAFV for short.

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Grandkids Keep You Young, Says Saint Louis University Geriatrician

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It's hard to be unhappy around young children, who lift your spirits while keeping you on the go. This infusion of energy is good both for attitude and physical health, says a Saint Louis University assistant professor of geriatric medicine.