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Geriatrics

News, opinions and meeting coverage in geriatrics.

Orphan Drug Costs; Digital Devices for Diabetes

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TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey

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Opinion
Intensive Caring: Reminding Patients They Matter

How to care for those who no longer care about themselves

Dec 02, 2023
VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Dec 01, 2023
Afib Guidelines Add New Stages, Upgrade Catheter Ablation

Specific lifestyle measures also recommended

Nov 30, 2023
Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
Afib Guidelines Add New Stages, Upgrade Catheter Ablation

Specific lifestyle measures also recommended

Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

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New Data on Bimekizumab in Psoriatic Arthritis

Roundtable of experts weigh in on "unprecedented" efficacy, and safety issues

Nov 29, 2023
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Stronger Quads May Lower Risk for Knee Replacement Surgery

Higher quadricep-hamstring ratio associated with 82% lower odds in NIH cohort

Nov 29, 2023
RSNA over a photo of McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois.
Common Headaches May Be Pains in the Neck

Imaging links inflammation to migraine and tension headaches

Nov 29, 2023
RSNA over a photo of McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois.
Methotrexate Tied to Greater Risks for Older Patients With CKD

FDA should consider warning labels based on study results, researchers argue

Nov 28, 2023
A micrograph and computer rendering of chronic kidney disease.
Opinion
'Medicarelessness' Revisited After 50 Years

Privatization of the public program has simply bolstered corporate profits

Nov 27, 2023
A photo of a Medicare & You brochure.
Cognitive Scores Improve With Personal Coaching

Trial shows better outcomes for people at high dementia risk

Nov 27, 2023
A photo of a senior man sitting over a puzzle and talking on a smartphone.
Alzheimer's Drug Trials Should Report Effect Sizes, Researchers Say

How effective are anti-amyloid treatments?

Nov 22, 2023
A computer rendering of amyloid plaques clumped between nerve cells.
New Data on TYK2 Inhibitors for Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Favorable results with TAK-279 and deucravacitinib in studies at ACR

Nov 22, 2023
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States Making Progress Toward Setting Payment Limits for Some Drugs

Prescription drug affordability boards are now the law in eight states

Nov 21, 2023
A photo of a prescription medication cap next to a rolled up $100 bill with capsules spilling from it.
Proteins Predict Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Subclinical health indicators tied to markers of Alzheimer's and neurodegeneration

Nov 20, 2023
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Alteplase Not Harmful in NOAC Users, Even in a More Bleeding-Prone Cohort

No excess brain bleeds in an Asian population receiving lytic therapy for stroke

Nov 20, 2023
A photo a male doctor and female nurse looking at a laptop while a nurse hangs an IV bag over a senior patient in a hospital.
Opinion
The Broken Medicare System Is Forcing Physicians Out

Yet another physician pay cut will prevent timely access to care

Nov 20, 2023
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Live Shingles Vaccine and Waning Immunity; Semaglutide and CV Events

Also in TTHealthWatch: sodium and blood pressure; aspirin and LVADs

Nov 18, 2023
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Silent Gastrointestinal Bleeds Track With Antiplatelet Choice After PCI

OPT-PEACE captured serial changes in gastrointestinal tract injury prior to overt bleeding

Nov 17, 2023
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