American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AGS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News Coverage

Pravastatin provides no prevention benefit for seniors with hyperlipidemia

July 6, 2016
Researchers found no benefit in primary cardiovascular prevention when pravastatin was given to adults 65 years and older with moderate…
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First-line antihypertensives, statins not associated with increased fall risk in older adults

July 5, 2016
First-line antihypertensives may be safer for older adults in terms of fall injuries, according to research presented at the annual American…
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Geriatrics training lacking for health care workers

June 21, 2016
In North Dakota, which has the second-oldest population in the United States, 40% of health care workers reported that they had never received…
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Life expectancy not often considered when recommending cancer screenings for older adults

June 21, 2016
Despite a recommendation to consider it, many primary care physicians do not use life expectancy in their decision-making for cancer screening of…
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Iora clinics develop effective model for care of Medicare patients

June 16, 2016
Iora Primary Care clinics, which exclusively provide care for Medicare patients, have demonstrated high levels of worker happiness and patient…
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Most primary care clinics uncomfortable diagnosing dementia before referral

June 15, 2016
Focus group results showed that eight of nine primary care clinics felt uncomfortable diagnosing dementia before referral, according to study results…