Tag: elderly/concerns of older adults

Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go?

Americans are traveling as if they’ve been unleashed — crowding the skies, highways, and byways, looking for a well-deserved respite. Physicians and other healthcare workers,...

Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis

For patients with a moderate-size stroke, benefit from ticagrelor plus aspirin was the same as for patients with minor stroke, a new exploratory analysis of...

Becerra Says Any One Will Do

The Biden administration will support whatever expansions to Medicare Congress is willing to make, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers...

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a clinical practice update concerning endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery. The seven best practice...

Cardiology Journal Flags Papers Cited Hundreds of Times

A European cardiology journal has issued expressions of concern for seven widely-cited papers dating back to 2009 after a reader flagged suspicious images in the...

HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence

Advanced age by itself can be a reason physicians hold back on prescribing mainstay medications, or not uptitrate them per guidelines, to their older patients...

Walking Speed Following Stroke a Good Predictor of Recovery?

Walking speed after stroke may help predict which patients will show greater post-rehab improvement in their ability to simultaneously walk and perform a second task,...

Hearing Loss Tied to Decline in Physical Functioning

Older adults with hearing impairment tend to have poorer physical function, less walking endurance, and faster declines in physical function compared with older adults with...

The Realities of ‘No Jab, No Job’ for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Six of Dr. Eric Berger’s 47 staff members left his Philadelphia...

Giving Flu and COVID Shots at Same Time Appears Safe, Effective: Study

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Giving a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as a seasonal flu vaccine...

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem?

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued much-anticipated guidelines for school reopening in February, some critics argued that the nation’s premier health...

Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Is Getting Worse

Fewer adults with diabetes in the United States have well-controlled blood sugar or blood pressure now compared to 10 years ago, a trend that should...

Mental Health Questions for Docs Still Violating Disabilities Act

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With the COVID-19 pandemic, already high rates of suicide, depression, and...

Pfizer Vaccine Protects Less Against India Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. June 4, 2021 — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine produces lower levels...

Americans Want Telehealth to Stay, National Poll Shows

A significant proportion of patients want telehealth services to remain a permanent part of healthcare, newly released results from a national poll show. Sponsored by...

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state...

Formal Geriatric Assessment Should Be Routine

As the number of elderly patients with cancer continues to rise — and geriatricians remain in short supply — primary care providers and community oncologists...

Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention

Emollients don’t prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in...

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to...

Despite COVID, Americans Still Help Others With Medical Bills

The number of Americans donating to crowdfunding campaigns for medical bills during 2020 held steady relative to previous years, despite widespread financial hardships from the...

Children Likely the ‘Leading Edge’ in Spread of COVID-19 Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Public health officials in the Midwest and Northeast are sounding the...

Steroids Can Be Stopped in Some Older Myeloma Patients

For select older patients, it is safe to switch to a lower dose of lenalidomide maintenance therapy and discontinue dexamethasone after 9 months. The regimen...

Patients With Cancer Need Both Doses of COVID Vax

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first report on responses to COVID-19 vaccination among patients with...

How the New ‘Patient Price Shopping’ Rule Can Affect Doctors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is trying to change the way patients choose their healthcare by encouraging consumers to use online tools...

Eating Fish Links With Fewer CVD Events in High-Risk People

People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) who regularly ate fish had significantly fewer major CVD events and there were fewer total deaths compared with similar individuals...