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ACC: Many seniors hospitalized for heart failure not tested for CAD

(HealthDay)—A majority of older patients hospitalized for new-onset heart failure do not receive testing for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online March 24 in Circulation: Heart Failure to coincide with the virtual meeting of the American College of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology, held from March 28 to […]

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Seniors feel isolated when brakes put on driving privileges

Whether it’s going to the local grocery store or to a friend’s home, driving a car plays a major role among seniors seeking to maintain their independence. When that’s no longer a transportation option, they adversely feel the short- and long-term effects of isolation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Aging […]

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High response seen for chemo in seniors with high-risk AML

(HealthDay)—A substantial proportion of older patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with chemotherapy are long-term survivors, according to research published online June 7 in Cancer Medicine. Sarah Bertoli, M.D., Ph.D., from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in France, and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis to assess the characteristics and outcome of patients […]

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CDC: Violence against seniors on rise, especially among men

(HealthDay)—There has been an increase in the rates of violence among older adults, especially among older men, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. J.E. Logan, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed rates of nonfatal assaults […]

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Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 — For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds. Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream infection (sepsis) and death, researchers reported Feb. 27 in the BMJ. The findings […]

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What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. “We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the things they want to do,” said […]

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Seniors with secrets seem to be more satisfied

Fifty-year-olds who walk around with a secret seem to be more satisfied with their lives than seniors who share their secrets with others. Yet not everyone is happily old with a secret—invaders and worriers suffer from it. This is shown by researchers (Joyce Maas, Andreas Wismeijer and Marcus van Assen) from the Tilburg School of […]