American Geriatrics Society

Food for thought: Maybe actual candy bars would be a better dining option

Food for thought: Maybe actual candy bars would be a better dining option

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It was while my mother was struggling with small-cell lung cancer and trying to stay above the 100-pound mark (unsuccessfully), that she first encountered dietary supplements. It's fair to say they left a bad taste in her mouth in more ways than one.

Website debuts for HIV-positive seniors

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Clinicians treating people older than 50 with HIV now have a new resource.

House bill proposes safe harbor from medical malpractice litigation, could remove LTC liability actions from state to federal court

House bill proposes safe harbor from medical malpractice litigation, could remove LTC liability actions from state to federal court

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A bill in the House of Representatives would create a safe harbor system to reduce malpractice lawsuits against Medicare and Medicaid providers, and it would give providers the right to request state-level suits move to federal court.

Doctors warn against Aricept for dementia care, supplements for weight control in second annual 'Choosing Wisely' list

Doctors warn against Aricept for dementia care, supplements for weight control in second annual 'Choosing Wisely' list

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Clinicians should prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors very cautiously and suspend use if dementia symptoms aren't reduced within 12 weeks, according to new "Choosing Wisely" recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society.

Updated definition of fever could improve antibiotic prescribing practices in nursing homes, researchers say

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Standard definitions of fever do not fit the nursing home population well and could be creating a picture of antibiotic prescribing practices in these settings that is too negative, according to recently published research.

AGS reverses aspirin vote

AGS reverses aspirin vote

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Elderly people with type 2 diabetes should not take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to draft guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society. This reverses its previous recommendation.

American Geriatrics Society reverses recommendation on elderly diabetics' aspirin use

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Elderly people with type 2 diabetes should not take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to draft guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society. The organization reversed its previous recommendation on aspirin usage in its recently updated "Guidelines for Improving the Care of the Older Adult with Diabetes Mellitus."

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