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Newswise: Surgery Provides ‘Oldest Old’ Lung Cancer Patients with Excellent 5-Year Survival
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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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Newswise: Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain 
and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Florida Atlantic University

Over eight years of follow-up, those who self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep had a 95 percent increased risk of frailty compared to those who did not report regular use of these drugs. For regular prescription drug use for pain only or for sleep only, the increased risks were 58 percent and 35 percent, respectively.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Seniors, Sleep,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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