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Shingles increases stroke, MI risk in elderly

Shingles increases stroke, MI risk in elderly

Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.

High vitamin D doses may increase fall risk in elderly

High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.

Prostate cancer treatment linked to Alzheimer's risk

Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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.

Clinical Features

Adherence and hypertension in the geriatric patient

Adherence and hypertension in the geriatric patient

Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive 
therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.

Treating ­hypertension in older patients

Treating ­hypertension in older patients

In those older than age 65 years, high BP heightens risk for various forms of heart disease as well as for chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.

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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