Month: January 2012

Hypnotics, Elderly, & the Risk of Falls

Research has shown that the prevalence of insomnia increases with age. The appropriate treatment of insomnia in older patients can be challenging for several reasons, including the prevalence of comorbid conditions, increased...

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An Exciting Time for Regenerative Medicine

Previous transplants of tissue-engineered tracheas have been performed, but the tracheas used on those occasions were taken from organ donors and then reseeded with the patients’ own stem cells. In 2011, my colleagues and I...

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More Americans Reaching Age 90 & Older

A United States Census Bureau report has found that the 90-and-older popu-lation nearly tripled over the past 30 years, hitting nearly 2 million in 2010. The report, available at, provides an overview of...

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