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USPSTF: Exercise recommended to prevent falls in seniors

USPSTF: Exercise recommended to prevent falls in seniors

Multifactorial intervention should be offered selectively by clinicians based on an individual patient's circumstances.

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk may decrease with LABA/LAMA in COPD

LABA/LAMA is associated with a similar or lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events compared to treatment with LABA/inhaled corticosteroid.

Chlorhexidine oral rinse solution ineffective for aspiration pneumonia

Study findings suggest that nursing home residents should receive more guidance in using strategies to prevent aspiration during eating and drinking.

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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