Tag: geriatrics (elder care)

Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It Depends

Among older adults with mild-to-moderate depressive disorder diagnosed during a primary care visit, antidepressant medication or supervised group exercise sessions may decrease symptoms to a...

Mt. Sinai Leads Nation in Geriatric Hospital Services

Mt. Sinai Hospital, in New York City, was no. 1 this year in geriatric care, according to rankings by US News & World Report. The...

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,...

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...

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...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

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...

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...

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...

Medicare for 60-Year-Olds Not Guaranteed to Be a Better Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage....

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...

At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), performed at home but supervised remotely, is feasible and effective in managing osteoarthritis (OA) pain in older adults, new research shows....

Regular Coffee Drinking Tied to Functional Brain Changes

Drinking coffee on a regular basis appears to enhance concentration and improve motor control and alertness by inducing functional and connectivity changes in the brain,...

Will Michigan’s Conservative Outposts Keep Pandemic Rolling?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Kathryn Watkins goes shopping these days, she doesn’t bring her...

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...

Depression Plus Inflammatory Diet Add Up to Higher Frailty Risk

Depressive symptoms plus a pro-inflammatory diet that includes red meat, refined carbohydrates, and sweetened beverages like colas appears to exacerbate the risk of frailty in...

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...