Circulation

XARELTO safe for use with elderly, study finds

XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) is safe to use in elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, an analysis published in Circulation finds.

Nursing home theme of the summer: medication

Nursing home theme of the summer: medication

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The first day of summer is not quite upon us, but it seems the season's blockbuster movie and hit song may already have been decided. And when it comes to long-term news, I'm ready to declare that medication is the hot topic of summer 2013.

Exercise can counteract muscle wasting in heart failure patients, new study shows

Exercise can counteract muscle wasting in heart failure patients, new study shows

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Exercise can help combat muscle wasting and other complications associated with aging and heart failure, a new study reveals.

Infections raise risk of dangerous blood clots in the elderly, study finds

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Seniors suffering from virtually any type of infection are more likely to be hospitalized for dangerous blood clots in their deep veins or lungs, a new study finds.

Study: Elderly heart failure patients discharged to nursing homes face higher risks

Elderly heart failure patients who need skilled nursing care after discharge from the hospital face a higher risk of poor outcomes and even death, according to the American Heart Association.