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Multiple medications could help frail older adults live longer after heart attack but may impact function

Nursing home residents prescribed multiple medications following a heart attack were less likely to die within 90 days than those who took only one medication, but more medication may contribute to functional decline, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Certain prescription medications – including antiplatelets, beta […]

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What diet is best for older adults?

Older adults often lose bone density and muscle mass when they concentrate on shedding weight. This unwanted bone and muscle loss can result in mobility issues and can even increase a person’s risk of injury. A recent study, which Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, is the lead on, has shown that a high-protein, low-calorie […]

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Improved outcomes seen with liver grafts from older donors

(HealthDay)—From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Christine E. Haugen, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving 4,127 liver grafts from […]

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T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Type 2 diabetes is associated with declines in verbal memory and fluency among older community-dwelling adults, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Diabetologia. Michele L. Callisaya, Ph.D., from the University of Tasmania in Australia, and colleagues examined the correlation between type 2 diabetes with brain atrophy and […]