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Vitamin D Deficiency

Clinical Briefs for Friday, October 25

Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor muscle function in seniors … Immune response to influenza is culprit in poor flu outcomes … ‘Whole concept of senior living will change’ if Alzheimer’s drug is approved … Antidepressants show little clinical benefit for major depressive disorders

Clinical Briefs for Friday, August 9

Lonely seniors may soon have emotionally intelligent AI companion … Low vitamin D tied to non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms … Study illuminates quality of life for seniors with knee osteoarthritis … 24-hour blood pressure measure best predicts cardiovascular disease

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

The perfect picnic takes planning — please

Happy Independence Day! This is such a pivotal period in everyone’s summer plans, and what a great time for weddings, family reunions and/or the perfect simple picnic. That goes for our frail seniors, too. I know I become happy just thinking about how great it feels to experience the fresh air, sunshine and the smell of nature, and they do too — if things go well.

Non-white residents face skin issues too

While people of color appear less likely to develop skin conditions such as foot ulcers and cancers, they are far from immune, experts insist. A new study provides recommendations for the prevention and early detection of skin cancer in people of color based on a review of available data.

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