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Drinking Tea Daily May Protect the Elderly from Cognitive Decline | News Brief

Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research suggests.

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Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | News Brief

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

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Insulin Resistance May Lead to Faster Cognitive Decline | News Brief

Executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, Tel Aviv University researchers say.

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Hospice Care in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Patient Homes Compared in New Study | News Brief

"It has been a concern that patients who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities may be getting potentially less hospice care than people receiving hospice care at home."

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CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Less Than Half of Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Supplements | News Brief

Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Collaborative Care Provides Improvement for Older Adults with Mild Depression | News Brief

Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depressive

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Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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Innovative Treatment for Depression in Older People Proves Effective | News Brief

Psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, prevent more severe depression from developing. An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who

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Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence | News Brief

The detection of fragments of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the bloodstream for diagnosing the presence or recurrence of cancer is growing in interest in healthcare research.

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Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

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Study Finds Premature Death Rates Diverge in the United States by Ethnicity | News Brief

Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders, but increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives. Premature death rates have

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Mayo Clinic: Mental Activities May Protect Against Mild Cognitive Impairment | News Brief

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that engaging in mentally stimulating activities, even late in life, may protect against new-onset mild cognitive impairment, which is the intermediate stage

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Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging | News Brief

Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even “older” cells. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine

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Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls | News Brief

Researcher: States could revisit regulations on NPs to help meet demand. Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties

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Progress-in-Caring-for-Older-Patients-FEATURE-IMAGE

Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed | News Brief

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. UCLA researchers followed a group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found that

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Older Adults with Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week | News Brief

Aging population can do far less activity per week than recommended. Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in

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