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Functional decline, death common in older women within year of starting breast cancer treatment

June 28, 2016

One in five older women with newly diagnosed nonmetastatic breast cancer died or experienced functional decline within 12 months of treatment initiation, according to the results of a longitudinal study.

Further, patients with a high school diploma or less were more likely to experience functional decline, and a self-administered survey predicted functional decline and death in this cohort.

Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment highly prevalent in nursing homes

June 27, 2016
At least 20% of nursing home residents have experienced some kind of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment, according to study results. While verbal mistreatment was…

Researchers receive NIA award to establish center for Alzheimer’s disease genomics

June 27, 2016
A 5-year, projected $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging will help launch the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s…
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Receipt of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal associated with increased prescription rate

June 23, 2016
Recent findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that receipt of a pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal was associated with increased prescription rates by…

Americans spent over $30 billion on complementary health approaches in 2012

June 22, 2016
An analysis of survey data found that adults and children in the United States spent $28.3 billion and $1.9 billion, respectively, out-of-pocket on complementary health…
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Application of the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold Model with Community-Based Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, July 2016, Volume 42 Issue 7
The Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) is a conceptual model for reducing behavioral symptoms in individuals…
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FDA expands indication for implantable miniature telescope

October 27, 2014
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