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Geriatrics (INACTIVE)

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  • Fall risk may rise after cataract surgery

    Fall risk may rise after cataract surgery
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to some past research, a new study finds that elderly adults who have cataract surgery could face an increased risk of falls and fractures in the next year - at least if they have only one eye done. The increase was...
  • Dental health linked to dementia risk

    Dental health linked to dementia risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study. Researchers who followed close to 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year...
  • Short quiz could identify at-risk dialysis patients

     Short quiz could identify at-risk dialysis patients
    Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues. But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
  • Pollution can put minds in a fog

    Pollution can put minds in a fog
    Those unpleasant air pollutants that can cause breathing problems and heart and blood vessel troubles could pose an additional health risk, according to a recent study on the cognitive effects of air pollution. Researchers recently found that older women...
  • Researchers find 10 best technologies for older drivers

    Researchers find 10 best technologies for older drivers
    Move over teens, old people need their technology too. With plenty of attention being paid by safety groups, government agencies and automakers to curbing distracted driving by teens while bringing to autos the technologies that appeal to youths, it's...
  • Best technologies for older drivers

    Move over teens, old people need their technology too. With plenty of attention being paid by safety groups, government agencies and automakers to curbing distracted driving by teens while bringing to autos the technologies that appeal to youths, it's...
  • Driver's seat safer than sidewalk for older adults

    Driver's seat safer than sidewalk for older adults
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Driving gets more dangerous with age, but older adults may be more vulnerable while walking on the sidewalk than behind the wheel, says a new study. Researchers who reviewed data on road accident deaths in the UK found that...
  • More older adults developing prescription drug dependency

    Whether accurate or not, most people have a mental picture of what a drug abuser might look like —that image is rarely their grandma or grandpa. According to research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the percentage of Americans age...
  • Fitness after 65 is no one-size-fits-all endeavor

    Fitness after 65 is no one-size-fits-all endeavor
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is difficult to design effective workout routines for people with such a wide range of abilities. For one 70-year-old, the goal may be to run a...
  • Dr. Robert N. Butler dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging

    Dr. Robert N. Butler dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging
    Dr. Robert N. Butler, a gerontologist who pioneered the study of aging, founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school and received the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal book on healthy aging, died...
  • Alzheimer's study targets early memory loss

     
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is enrolling participants for the first national study to detect Alzheimer’s disease in older people before they begin to …...