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Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Greater light, moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity tied to more favorable profile in adults age 60 to 64.

Effect of Mediterranean Diet Plus Vitamin D3 on Bone Density in Osteoporosis

Investigators examined the effect of consuming a Mediterranean-style diet for 1 year on inflammatory response and bone health in the elderly.

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Eight-six percent of PCPs feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions

Opinion

The bravery of people with dementia

Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.

Understanding age-related macular degeneration

Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.

Keep the care in care coordination

In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.

Clinical Features

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.

Using an evidence-based approach to diagnose IPF

Using an evidence-based approach to diagnose IPF

The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.

Slideshows

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer in a geriatric patient

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer in a geriatric patient

Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTUs) were first described over 30 years ago and were associated with the dying process

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