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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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depression_97181881-300x199

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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AgainstMedicalAdvice1

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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vegetables

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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DNA-gene

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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physician-doctor-angry-frustrated-burn-out-burnout-telephone-communicate

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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united-states-us-map

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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disparities-olderpatients-diabetes-feature

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

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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doctor-burnout-depressed-doctor-stressed-physician-angrey

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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nurses-physician-doctor-scrubs

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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Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

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medicine-pictures-health-doctor-technology-patient-diagnosis-diagnose-medical-physician

Pictures Could be the Key to Prevent Prescription Drug Tragedies | Feature

New research reveals pictograms on Rx drug labels help seniors understand medication instructions. Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | Feature

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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flipped-runner

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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ride-riding-man-elephant-suit

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2006 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

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