Geriatrics

Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This video was presented on December 12, 2016 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women | Feature

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal

Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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