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New approach to handle people with dementia may help reduce use of antipsychotics drugs

New approach to handle people with dementia may help reduce use of antipsychotics drugs

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers, a team of experts says. [More]

New approach may help reduce use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in dementia patients

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers, a team of experts says. [More]
Researchers examine relationship between vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment

Researchers examine relationship between vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment

Vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in older adults, but there isn't a lot of conclusive research into whether there's a relationship between the two. [More]

Life-space mobility reflects physical function and sense of autonomy in older adults

Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyv-skyl-. In this project, 848 older men and women that lived independently in the Jyv-skyl- region in Central Finland were interviewed at their own home. [More]

Physical function, sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people

Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä. In this project, 848 older men and women that lived independently in the Jyväskylä region in Central Finland were interviewed at their own home. [More]
Study: A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments

Study: A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments

A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments - up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 - according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. [More]
Study of diet and aging in monkeys shows significant reduction in mortality

Study of diet and aging in monkeys shows significant reduction in mortality

The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. [More]
Research roundup: Distance from a transplant center; Medicaid prenatal care; metastasis of email; profiting from Medicare Advantage

Research roundup: Distance from a transplant center; Medicaid prenatal care; metastasis of email; profiting from Medicare Advantage

Centralization of specialized health care services such as organ transplantation and bariatric surgery is advocated to improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce cost. [More]
Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition - and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI - is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. [More]
Study finds that patients who lose weight have better joint replacement outcomes

Study finds that patients who lose weight have better joint replacement outcomes

While many overweight patients have the best intentions to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that although some are able to achieve this goal, equal numbers of patients actually gain weight after hip or knee replacement. [More]
Study finds that same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery safe for select patients with RA

Study finds that same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery safe for select patients with RA

Same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery is safe for select patients with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have found. [More]
A diet rich in animal protein may protect against age-related decline

A diet rich in animal protein may protect against age-related decline

Elderly individuals who consume higher levels of animal protein may be reducing their risk of physical, social and intellectual decline in the future, show study findings. [More]

Study questions conventional wisdom that patients should wait 6 weeks after hip replacement before driving

After hip replacement surgery, many patients are anxious to resume driving, and a new study challenges the conventional wisdom that patients should wait six weeks before getting back behind the wheel. [More]

New MRI shows detailed image following fracture repair without any distortion by metal surgical screws

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show a detailed image following fracture repair, without the distortion caused by metal surgical screws that are problematic in standard MRIs. [More]

New MRI can show detailed image following fracture repair without distortion by metal surgical screws

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show a detailed image following fracture repair, without the distortion caused by metal surgical screws that are problematic in standard MRIs. [More]
High animal protein diet may reduce functional decline in older adults

High animal protein diet may reduce functional decline in older adults

A diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help elderly individuals function at higher levels physically, psychologically, and socially, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. [More]

Women are most likely to experience serious pain following knee replacement than men

Middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury are among the patients most likely to experience serious pain following a knee replacement, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have found. [More]
UCSF School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in research and primary care education

UCSF School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in research and primary care education

UC San Francisco's School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. [More]

forMD launches private online community for alumni of Hospital for Special Surgery

forMD, an innovative provider of specialty physician communities, has launched a private online community for alumni of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one of the nation's leading orthopedic hospitals. [More]
Research roundup: Medicaid peer support; doctor Jokes; ACA's asset rules for coverage

Research roundup: Medicaid peer support; doctor Jokes; ACA's asset rules for coverage

Since 2009, the eight states (Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin) participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Maximizing Enrollment program have worked to streamline and simplify enrollment systems, policies, and processes for children and those eligible for coverage in 2014. ... States [focused] on five key areas: 1) applications, 2) eligibility determinations, 3) renewals and transfers, 4) notices, and 5) business processes. [More]