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Fall prevention: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Today marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Organized by the National Council on Aging, observance of the day on the first day of fall has grown across the United States from 11 states in 2008 to 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. The group recommends lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based fall prevention programs and community partnerships to help reduce the risk for falls among seniors.

In the Journals

Smoking increases risk for frailty in elderly patients

September 22, 2017
Compared with nonsmokers, smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty, according to 4-year data recently published in Age and Ageing. “Smoking is the…
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VIDEO: How can we protect our brains?

September 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — “Something I’m seeing more and more are the consequences of either major traumatic brain injury in a single episode in older adults, as
Pharmacology Consult

Flu vaccine: The other ‘pneumonia shot’

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, AQ-ID
Being an infectious disease pharmacist and having children has its advantages. Children contract many different infectious syndromes, which allows me to take advantage…
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CME

Multiple Myeloma Patient Management: Embracing New Advancements, Overcoming New Challenges

Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Amgen; Celgene Corporation; Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; and Takeda Oncology.

The multiple myeloma clinical landscape has evolved significantly, with not only 10 new drugs but also new staging…
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GI Bookshelf

Chapter 31: Rectal Bleeding Following Craniotomy

From Complicated Cases in GI
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Hospitalization outcomes in older adults improving

April 28, 2017
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