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Predicting vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and delirium

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A paper published today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shed new light on a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease that may indirectly influence patients’ risk of postoperative delirium.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Genetics, Neuro,

Released:
21-Nov-2019 8:40 AM EST
Newswise: Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Techniques Lead to Faster Recovery at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn

Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Techniques Lead to Faster Recovery at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Joshua C. Rozell, MD, specializes in advanced hip and knee replacement techniques at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn that include minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement, computer-navigated and robotic knee replacements, and outpatient joint replacement surgery.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Bone Health, Seniors, Surgery, Technology,

Released:
19-Nov-2019 1:30 PM EST
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    19-Nov-2019 12:00 AM EST

Surgery Provides ‘Oldest Old’ Lung Cancer Patients with Excellent 5-Year Survival

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered because it could significantly increase the chances for 5-year survival.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Cancer, Healthcare, Seniors, Surgery,

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15-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
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What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

Michigan State University

For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family and friends decreases the odds of long-term use among older adults, perhaps because they feel it's demotivating, according to a new Michigan State University study.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Apps, Behavioral Science, Exercise and Fitness, Seniors, Technology,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would cut their insurance costs

RAND Corporation

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would lower health care premiums for the group, but also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on exchanges created under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Channels: Aging, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Seniors,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Radiology-Led Initiatives Help Produce Large Decline in Medical Radiation Dose that Americans Receive

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns, radiology-industry collaboration to advance low-dose technologies, ACR Dose Index Registry use, and mandatory imaging site accreditation helped produce a 15-20 percent drop in medical radiation that Americans receive cited in today’s National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Report.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Healthcare, Seniors, Technology,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST
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AAHCM Launches “Power of Home Care Medicine” Documentary

American Academy of Home Care Medicine

To help spread awareness of the power of home care medicine, AAHCM partnered with Information Matrix, producers of a series of award-winning educational videos to create a documentary entitled “The Power of Home Care Medicine.” The documentary is available as both a full length, six-minute version and an abridged, one-minute version.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Healthcare, In the Home, Seniors,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Middle-Aged Americans & Dementia Risk: Lots of Worry, Not Enough Proven Prevention

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they’re likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them have actually talked with a doctor about what they could do to reduce their risk, a new study finds. Meanwhile, a third or more say they’re trying to stave off dementia by taking supplements or doing crossword puzzles – despite the lack of proof that such tactics work.

Channels: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Neuro, Seniors, Staff Picks, JAMA, All Journal News, Medical Meetings,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST
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