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Golden Years, Digital Gears: Digital Health For Aging Populations
As healthcare professionals, understanding the crucial link between perceived usefulness, ease of use, and tech literacy is paramount. Prolonged independence emerges as a compelling motivator for seniors to embrace digital health innovations, providing a pathway to improved quality of life.
Geriatrics November 28th 2023
Clinical Biomarker-based Biological Aging and Future Risk of Neurological Disorders in the UK Biobank
Advanced biological aging, as measured by clinical biomarkers, increases one’s risk for dementia or stroke, despite adjustment for disease-specific risk factors. This finding underscores the potential of biological age as a predictor of neurological health.
Geriatrics November 14th 2023
COVID-19, Flu Vaccines Taken Together Linked to Stroke Risk
Recent studies have indicated a potential increase in stroke risk among seniors, particularly those aged 85 and older, who receive both COVID-19 and influenza vaccines simultaneously. This finding has sparked a renewed focus on the safety of administering multiple vaccines at the same time.
Geriatrics November 7th 2023
Inappropriate Prescribing to Older Patients by Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians
The study found that both primary care physicians and nurse practitioners averaged approximately 1.7 inappropriate prescriptions for every 100 prescriptions written. This finding underscores the shared challenge of inappropriate prescribing across healthcare professions.
Family Medicine/General Practice November 2nd 2023
The Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis
Our understanding of Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis (SIAD) continues to evolve. This condition often leads to hyponatremia – a common electrolyte abnormality affecting 35% of hospitalized patients. This article explores its causes, symptoms, treatment strategies, and areas that need further research.
Geriatrics October 25th 2023