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Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

Muscle mass plays a critical role in health, shows research

ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture sends out message on shortage of funds for antibiotic research

ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture sends out message on shortage of funds for antibiotic research

Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

Unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients identified in many over-the-counter dietary supplements

Unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients identified in many over-the-counter dietary supplements

Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?

Dementia and guns: When should doctors broach the topic?

Pediatric device consortium co-led by Children's National and UMD receives $5 million from FDA

Pediatric device consortium co-led by Children's National and UMD receives $5 million from FDA

Personalized goal setting to improve dementia care

Personalized goal setting to improve dementia care

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

Study finds suboptimal antithrombotic care in AFib patients with cancer history

Study finds suboptimal antithrombotic care in AFib patients with cancer history

Medicare Advantage plans shift their financial risk to doctors

Medicare Advantage plans shift their financial risk to doctors

Online and in-person care found to be equally effective at improving psoriasis symptoms

Online and in-person care found to be equally effective at improving psoriasis symptoms

Study: Integrating behavioral health services into primary care medical settings offers many benefits

Study: Integrating behavioral health services into primary care medical settings offers many benefits

Research suggests ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people

Research suggests ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people

Novel approach focuses decision-making on older patients' own health priorities

Novel approach focuses decision-making on older patients' own health priorities

‘Contraception deserts’ likely to widen under new Trump administration policy

‘Contraception deserts’ likely to widen under new Trump administration policy

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

Kenneth Wells wins NAM's 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

Kenneth Wells wins NAM's 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

Immunologist to study how Chikungunya causes devastating effects in older adults

Immunologist to study how Chikungunya causes devastating effects in older adults