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USPSTF newly recommends screening adults for anxiety

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) states that patients who screen positive should be examined further for a diagnosis and receive evidence-based care.
27 Jun 2023

Calling attention to adult ADHD

Missing an adult diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) means patients also miss out on effective, often life-changing treatment.
1 Apr 2023

Updated Beers criteria highlight medications that are risky in older patients

The American Geriatrics Society has added warfarin as a medication to avoid and urged caution with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in the latest update of its guidance on prescribing for U.S. adults ages 65 years and older.
16 May 2023

Hear, hear for preventing cognitive decline

Because of the association between hearing loss and reduced cognition or dementia, physicians should intervene to treat this common condition of aging.
1 Apr 2023

Nocturnal hypoglycemia underdiagnosed in older patients on insulin for type 2 diabetes

An industry-funded study of patients ages 75 years and older who were taking insulin for type 2 diabetes found that almost two-thirds (65.2%) experienced nocturnal hypoglycemia during a 28-day study period.
4 Apr 2023

Balancing benefits and harms of pain meds in older adults

Pain guidelines issued by medical societies call for nondrug therapies and exercise as primary recommendations for chronic pain.
1 Jul 2023

Anticholinergic drugs associated with lower cognitive function

A retrospective study of patients ages 45 years and older found an association between anticholinergic drugs and cognition but also a role for physical activity in mitigating the relationship between these medications and cognitive decline.
21 Feb 2023

10 tips for inpatient geriatric care

Optimizing inpatient geriatric care is a common priority for physicians, according to a speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2016 meeting, held in San Diego in March.
1 Jun 2016

About 6% of older adults received a new sedative prescription after critical illness

Among sedative-naive ICU survivors ages 66 years and older who filled a new sedative prescription within a week of hospital discharge, more than half maintained their prescriptions at six months, a Canadian population-based study found.
10 Jan 2023

‘Geriatric tsunami’ carries elderly obesity

By 2030, more than 20% of the U.S. population is expected to be over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The expected rise in functional impairment in later years can be staved off with a healthy lifestyle.
1 Feb 2017

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