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Seniors with mild cognitive impairment are much less likely to receive treatments for a heart attack while in the hospital, investigators say. The post Mild cognitive impairment can undermine heart-attack care: study appeared first on McKnight's

The odds of developing rheumatoid arthritis are 60% higher in individuals exposed to antibiotics than in those not exposed, a new study has found. The post Antibiotic use linked to rheumatoid arthritis; odds rise along with treatments appeared first

Antidepressants and antipsychotics can cause weight gain. But they didn't deter weight loss in a large-scale, physician-led program. The post Psychiatric medications don’t deter weight loss in bariatric individuals, study finds appeared first on

Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in older women with breast cancer … Psychiatric illnesses common in adults with kidney failure … Stroke patients benefit from observing own hand in video-assisted rehab The post Clinical Briefs for Monday, Aug

Medications for older adults, the framework of age-friendly healthcare, opioids for seniors, and mobility plans will be among the topics covered at the 17th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference. The post Geriatrics conference to cover medicati

High-intensity step training leads to better mobility for stroke survivors than standard low-impact training, new research has shown. The post Stroke survivors gain better walking skills, balance with high-intensity rehab appeared first on McKnight

Reduced handgrip strength is associated with greater odds of cognitive impairment in adults over age 50, according to new research. The post Low grip strength tied to memory loss, cognitive impairment in seniors appeared first on McKnight's Long

Citadel Healthcare, Signature HealthCARE and Trilogy Health Services were among nursing home providers earning high rankings on this year’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list. The post SNFs earn high rankings on ‘Great Place to Work’ list appear

Results of a large new study tie frailty to low vitamin and antioxidant levels, suggesting a possible route to early intervention. The post Low levels of vitamins and antioxidants linked to frailty in adults over age 50 appeared first on McKnight

A resident’s family suing a nursing home and hospice facility for medical malpractice and wrongful death can use records from previous state investigations, including survey citations, a court of appeals has ruled. The post Previous survey citations

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