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Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: COVID-19: Don't Stop Taking Your Medications
Released: 12-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
COVID-19: Don't Stop Taking Your Medications

With the pandemic disrupting our everyday lives, routine errands have become challenging for seniors and others who run a high-risk of developing a serious COVID-19 infection. But there's one routine they should not let lapse: refilling medications.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Persistent and Worsening Insomnia May Predict Persistent Depression in Older Adults
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Older adults with depression may be at much higher risk of remaining depressed if they are experiencing persistent or worsening sleep problems, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Older Men with Sarcopenia Are More Likely to Develop Diabetes Over Time
Endocrine Society

Older men who have lower lean body mass as they age are more prone to developing diabetes, while similar findings were not found in older women, according to a new study published in Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 1:45 PM EDT
The Pandemic’s Impact on Older Adults
Washington University in St. Louis

The global pandemic has severely impacted every American, but maybe none more than older people. COVID-19 has placed a high-intensity spotlight on the deleterious effects of deep-seated ageism, sexism and racism on older Americans, suggests a new paper from the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University in St.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
AGS COVID-19 Policy Brief Offers Roadmap to Government Action in Oft-Overlooked Sphere: Assisted Living Facilities
American Geriatrics Society

In a policy brief published today in its namesake journal (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16510), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) offered a roadmap to guide federal, state, and local governments addressing COVID-19 concerns in an important but oft-overlooked arena: Assisted living facilities (ALFs).

Released: 14-Apr-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Physically active older veterans fall more, but hurt themselves less
University of Michigan

Active older veterans fall more often than their more sedentary peers who never served in the armed forces, but they're less likely to injure themselves when they do, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Wet T-Shirts Provide Effective Cooling for Older Adults during Heat Waves
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that wearing water-soaked clothing in hot, humid weather may be an inexpensive and effective way to provide cooling and reduce the risk of heat strain in older adults.

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