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Older Adults Experiencing More Loneliness During Pandemic
However, many do report using technology to connect with friends and family
Friday, September 18, 2020

Elderly Social Isolation, Loneliness in COVID-19 May Lead to Cognitive Decline
Expert tells HD Live! that socialization of seniors in COVID-19 needs to be tailored to individual needs
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Pneumothorax Reported as Complication of COVID-19
Higher incidence seen among men; survival at 28 days lower for those 70 years of age or older
Friday, September 11, 2020

Some Doctors Not Following Guidelines for Diagnosing HTN
Most providers rely on clinic BP measurements; almost all use clinic BP threshold of 140/90 mm Hg
Friday, September 11, 2020

NAMS Updates Guidance for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
GSM is underdiagnosed and undertreated, but symptoms can be managed effectively in most cases
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Widespread Avoidance of Medical Care Found Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Prevalence of care avoidance higher for caregivers, those with underlying conditions, disabilities
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient
Data suggest that nutrient deficiencies affect osteoporosis risk more for poverty-stricken men versus women
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Median of 36 Days Found From COVID-19 Symptom Onset to Viral Clearance
Slight increase in time from symptom onset to viral clearance seen with increasing age, disease severity
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Screening Elders for Hearing Loss
Evidence insufficient for assessing benefits and harms of screening in older adults without symptoms
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

AKI Common in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
AKI occurred in 46 percent of hospitalized patients, linked to increased risk for in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

VA/DoD Issue Guideline for Diagnosis, Management of HTN
Measurement of BP; target treatment goals; nonpharmacologic, pharmacologic therapy discussed
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

In-Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations
Patients with heart failure receiving flu, pneumonia vaccinations have lower in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Guideline Updated for Nutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease
Updated guidelines expanded to include patients with stage 1 to 5 CKD, those with kidney transplant
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Admissions for Stroke, TIA Down Early in COVID-19 Pandemic
Emergency department stroke alerts decreased, and stroke severity as measured by NIHSS increased
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Heart Events Observed for ~12 Percent of Adults Hospitalized With Flu
Acute heart failure and acute ischemic heart disease are most common cardiovascular events
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

CPR Preferences Explored for Patients Receiving Dialysis
Survey shows 23.2 percent of those who want CPR in the event of cardiac arrest value life prolongation
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Staffing, PPE Shortages Continue in U.S. Nursing Homes
One in five nursing homes report severe shortage of PPE, any shortage of staff during COVID-19 pandemic
Monday, August 24, 2020

RAAS Inhibitors May Benefit HTN Patients With COVID-19
Risk for death, death/critical outcomes lower with use of RAAS inhibitors for hypertension
Monday, August 24, 2020

Older Adults With Depression Showing Resilience in Pandemic
Mental health scores did not worsen during the first two months of the pandemic
Friday, August 21, 2020

ACIP Issues Recommendations for 2020 to 2021 Flu Vaccination
Components of influenza vaccines updated for 2020-2021; two new vaccine options available for seniors
Friday, August 21, 2020

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