More than a quarter of older adults say they are in worse physical condition now than before the pandemic, and nearly half age 65 and older have become more afraid of falling, a new poll finds.
Increased Medicare reimbursement for bone scans is a key part the solution to the growing health burden of osteoporosis in the United States, an expert in fracture prevention says.
The Alzheimer’s disease-modifying drug donanemab is on track to be considered for full FDA approval by 2022, its developer said.
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There is a 30% difference in COVID-19 vaccination coverage between LTC physicians and facility aides, CDC reports. And rates among aides are lowest in zip codes where vulnerability to poor health outcomes is highest.
REGEN-COV now can be used after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to prevent severe illness in people at high risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19.
There is a new reason to binge-watch the Olympic Games. Older adults are less likely to be depressed the more they watch sports — either live or on screen, a new study has found.
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A study in Denmark found that a tailored intervention to improve knowledge about urinary tract infections and clinical communication skills among nursing home staff can result in better UTI outcomes.
Last winter, West Virginia worked to ensure those in nursing homes received the COVID-19 vaccines. However, with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing once again, state officials now are questioning whether vaccinated residents’ immunity levels are decreasing.
A new study suggests that dancing leads to better health and fitness, as well as self-esteem among women after menopause.
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Nearly 60% of adults reported experiencing chronic physical pain in 2019, with seniors having much of the burden. Women, non-Hispanic white adults, and people with incomes well below the poverty line were most likely to be affected, CDC reports.
Semglee is a safe and more cost-effective alternative to the drug Lantus (insulin glargine), the agency announced Wednesday. Semglee does not need a prescriber’s input to be substituted at the pharmacy.
A seven-day course of antibiotics is no less effective than a 14-day course for resolving urinary tract infections in men with no fever, a new study finds.
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Prevention is the best available strategy for keeping multidrug-resistant Candida auris infections from embedding in nursing homes, the infection control group says. “We may soon run out of options to treat infected patients,” it cautions.
Twenty percent of older poll respondents reported worse mental health, including sleep troubles, depression and anxiety. Screening for symptoms and ensuring accessible treatment will help prevent long-term consequences, the authors say.
New findings suggest that people accumulate brain pathologies that may measurably impact their lives well before a stroke occurs, investigators say.
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