A new study suggests a strong need for healthcare providers to discuss aspirin use with older patients and to review with them all of the risks and benefits of continuing aspirin treatment for cardiovascular disease prevention.
Growing evidence suggests that statin therapy is not associated with incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment or decline in individual cognition domains. Meanwhile, a second study finds that antihypertensives may have a beneficial effect on mental processes relating to memory and how that information is used to guide behavior.
A new study points to the importance of proper nutrition and oral hygiene among older adults.
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U.S. long-term care facilities in socially isolated neighborhoods are associated with increased risk of 30-day all-cause mortality among residents, according to the results of a cross-sectional study published by JAMA Network Open.
Additional efforts are needed to help patients get up to a healthy level of physical activity following total hip arthroplasty, according to the results of a recent study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
After eight weeks of tai chi, the researchers observed “significant reductions” in symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress compared with baseline, along with better sleep efficiency, less wakefulness after sleep onset, and less time awake.
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One state’s careful count of COVID-19 deaths and cases has revealed a strong link between the proportion of minority and ethnic residents in nursing homes and increased facility incidence and mortality rates during the pandemic.
A newly published study has for the first time linked a DASH-low sodium diet to cardiovascular markers of heart strain, injury and inflammation, investigators say.
A analysis based on nearly two million private U.S. healthcare claims has identified the most common post-COVID conditions with a focus on age, gender, mental health conditions and mortality. Even 19% of asymptomatic patients were found to develop lingering problems.
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Many cases can be managed by primary care providers, federal health officials say. A lack of lab or imaging abnormalities does not invalidate the existence or severity of a patient’s symptoms or conditions, they emphasize.
Workers who had more physical activity on their down time were less likely to report feelings of exhaustion, investigators say.
The results are promising for vulnerable COVID-19 patients who can’t mount their own immune response to the disease, the study revealed. The findings also may ease uncertainty about the value of antiviral therapies in late-stage COVID-19, investigators say.
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Long-term care providers should keep a lookout — and potentially test for — a common respiratory virus that is spreading off-season in the southern United States, according to a CDC health alert. Staff members with symptoms should stay home, even if they test negative for COVID-19, the agency says.
The CDC has relaxed rules for wearing respirators in healthcare settings, but a team of Harvard doctors is encouraging workers to keep an eye on local COVID-19 rates. The superior fit and filtration of an N95 mask can provide extra protection when local incidence climbs, they say.
Despite the medical complexity and advanced age of study participants, cognitive behavioral therapy reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep efficacy, and decreased the time it took to fall asleep, geriatrician-researchers report.