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Aging Bulletin - July 2013 Archives


Study of veterans finds links between outdoor activities, improved mental health (7/30/2013)

Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being, according to results of a new University of Michigan study. ...> Full Article


High rate of early delirium after surgery in older adults (7/26/2013)

Close to half of older adults undergoing surgery with general anesthesia are found to have delirium in the postanesthesia care unit, according to a study in the August issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society. ...> Full Article


A new weapon against stroke (7/25/2013)

Stem cell research for stroke has focused on developing therapeutic neurons -- the primary movers of electrical impulses in the brain -- to repair tissue damaged when oxygen to the brain is limited by a blood clot or break in a vessel. New UC Davis research, however, shows that other cells may be better suited for the task. ...> Full Article


Single dose of ADHD drug can reduce fall risk in older adults -- researchers (7/24/2013)

According to The Journals of Gerontology, the BGU researchers found that a single dose of MPH improves walking by reducing the number of step errors and the step error rate in both single and dual tasks. "Our results add to a growing body of evidence showing that MPH may have a role as a therapeutic option for improving gait and reducing fall risk in older adults," said Itshak Melzer of BGU. ...> Full Article


Routine tasks pose problems for older individuals with vitamin D deficiency (7/23/2013)

Vitamin D-deficient older individuals are more likely to struggle with everyday tasks such as dressing or climbing stairs, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. ...> Full Article


An end-of-life 'conversation guide' for physicians to speak with patients (7/18/2013)

How does a doctor tackle the delicate issue of end-of-life care planning with a patient? A new "conversation guide" in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to guide physicians through these sensitive discussions with patients in hospital and their family members. ...> Full Article


Of aging bones and sunshine (7/17/2013)

Of aging bones and sunshineBerkeley Lab researchers have shown that deficiencies in vitamin D -- the sunshine vitamin -- accelerates the aging of bone, reducing the quality and making it more susceptible to fracturing. ...> Full Article


'Biology of Aging' -- New textbook now available (7/16/2013)

'Biology of Aging' -- New textbook now availableGarland Science is proud to announce the publication of the new textbook Biology of Aging by Roger B. McDonald.Biology of Aging presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease. ...> Full Article


Joyful notes: Testing the power of music to improve senior health (7/15/2013)

Joyful notes: Testing the power of music to improve senior healthMusic -- as poets have noted -- has the power to wash away the dust of everyday life, and medical experts believe it may also imbue physical and social benefits. Now a new UC San Francisco research project is exploring whether singing in a community choir can provide tangible health advantages to older adults. ...> Full Article


Study sheds light on why low-income patients prefer hospital care to a doctor's office (7/14/2013)

Patients with low socioeconomic status use emergency and hospital care more often than primary care because they believe hospital care is more affordable and convenient, and of better quality than care provided by primary care physicians, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. The results of the study have significant implications for policy initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act that seek to lower health care costs by reducing avoidable hospitalizations, readmissions, and emergency department visits. ...> Full Article


Patients who are engaged in their own care are more likely to reduce the risk of future fractures (7/13/2013)

People over the age of 50 who have suffered a fracture because of a slip or trip play a central role in making sure they get proper care to prevent a future fracture, a new study has found. ...> Full Article


Health info exchange: Short-term growth, but long-term concerns (7/12/2013)

While record numbers of hospitals and doctors participate in electronic health information exchange efforts, which enable medical histories to follow patients as they move between healthcare providers, the long-term success of these programs is in question. ...> Full Article


Tailoring diabetes treatment to older patients yields dramatic results (7/11/2013)

More than a quarter of over 70s with type 2 diabetes could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed. A study led by the University of Exeter Medical School and published in the Lancet found that 27 percent achieved better glycaemic control through individualized care alone. ...> Full Article


Does being a bookworm boost your brainpower in old age? (7/10/2013)

New research suggests that reading books, writing and participating in brain-stimulating activities at any age may preserve memory. The study is published in the July 3, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


Senior moment? Stereotypes about aging can hurt older adults' memory, but there's an easy fix (7/6/2013)

Simply reminding older adults about stereotypes of aging and forgetfulness exacerbates real memory problems, reveals important new research from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. But the study also reveals a easy way to combat the problem. ...> Full Article


Seniors are not just wrinkly adults (7/5/2013)

Emergency patients over the age of 74 have significantly different and more complex health and social needs than their younger counterparts, even after controlling for illness severity, which has important implications about aging populations and emergency departments of the future. The results of the most extensive international study of the characteristics and outcomes of older emergency patients to be reported to date were published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. ...> Full Article


A telescope for the eye: New contacts may improve sight for macular degeneration patients (7/3/2013)

A telescope for the eye: New contacts may improve sight for macular degeneration patientsContact lenses correct eyesight but do nothing to improve blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world. Now a team of researchers has created a slim, telescopic contact lens that can switch between normal and magnified vision. With refinements, the system could offer AMD patients a relatively unobtrusive way to enhance their vision. The work was published today in Optics Express. ...> Full Article


Nurse practitioners provide more primary care in states with least restrictive regulations (7/2/2013)

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, those states with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice had two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care from nurse practitioners than did the most restrictive states. ...> Full Article


Nurse practitioners can boost quality of care for older patients with chronic conditions (7/2/2013)

A study suggests that care for older patients with chronic geriatric conditions such as dementia and depression was significantly improved when co-managed by both a primary care physician and a nurse practitioner, highlighting the crucial role these nurses can play in treating these conditions. ...> Full Article


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