Tag: elderly/concerns of older adults

Winter Storms Delay 6 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Severe winter storms in Texas and the Midwest have delayed delivery...

Massive Drop in Routine Vaccinations Among Older Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the first week after the national COVID-19 emergency declaration of...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Genetic Deletions Drive SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ‘Escape’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Recurrent genetic deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can change the...

J&J Vaccine 85% Efficacious Against Severe COVID Globally

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson single-dose adenovirus vaccine provides 85% efficacy globally...

South Has High Rate of Unreported COVID Deaths, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Southern states have higher rates of unreported COVID-related deaths than other...

Pfizer Cuts Vaccine Deliveries by as Much as Half to Some EU Countries

BUCHAREST/PRAGUE/SOFIA (Reuters) – Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said...

Lifestyle Fallout From Hip Fracture Declines by Year 2

Most people recover from the depression associated with a hip fracture in about a year as they return to normal activities, researchers find. Physicians can...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds...

Will Blue Light Glasses Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the blue light glasses industry. As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital...

Independent Physicians Finally Getting Vaccine for Themselves

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians unaffiliated with healthcare systems continue to have difficulties obtaining COVID-19...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A commonly used treatment for chronic subdural hematoma appears to be doing more harm than good, a new randomized trial has shown. The results show...

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering convalescent plasma that has high levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2...

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

Race to Vaccinate Millions in US Off to Slow, Messy Start

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to...

Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A scoring system based on 10 parameters in a complete blood count (CBC) with...

Smart People Use a Condom to Avoid HIV

A psychology journal has retracted a 2020 paper purporting to find that smarter people are more likely to use a condom during sex to avoid...

Gait Speed May Improve Treatment Decisions in Elderly With Cancer

Gait speed testing might improve decisions about treatment intensity for people 75 years or older with blood cancer, say researchers. “The additional information this simple...

Thanksgiving COVID-19 Wave Emerges in State Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State COVID-19 databases are beginning to show an uptick in coronavirus...

In MDS, Transplant Ups Survival in Elderly and May Be Reimbursed

New results suggest that allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), which is typically reserved for younger patients, may well be offered to older patients with advanced...

Age No Barrier to Weight Loss in Those With Morbid Obesity

Older adults should be recommended for hospital-based lifestyle interventions to reduce weight, say UK investigators after finding there was no difference in weight loss between...

Add Delirium to Checklist of COVID-19 Symptoms in Seniors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Delirium should be included on checklists of the presenting signs and...

Statins Beneficial in Elderly, Guidelines Should Be Strengthened

Contrary to historical evidence, among older people, elevated LDL cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and cardiovascular disease, and older patients benefit as much,...