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Geriatrics

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Antipsychotics in Dementia Tied to Wider Range of 'Serious Harms'

β€” Steepest increases in risk observed for pneumonia, kidney injury, VTE, and stroke

7 Hrs Ago
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Agitation Relapse Delayed With Dextromethorphan-Bupropion

Data suggest clinical response with few adverse effects for Alzheimer's patients

11 Hrs Ago
Only One Harm From mRNA COVID Vaccines, Report Determines

Independent reviewers reject causal links to infertility, myocardial infarction, stroke

Apr 16, 2024
Improper Payments in Medicare and Medicaid: Who's at Fault?

Republicans and Democrats took differing approaches on the subject at a House hearing

Apr 16, 2024
The 340B Program Isn't Going Anywhere, Lawmaker Tells Hospital Executives

Rep says it's a great program that helps rural areas, and needs to continue

Apr 16, 2024
Improper Payments in Medicare and Medicaid: Who's at Fault?

Republicans and Democrats took differing approaches on the subject at a House hearing

The 340B Program Isn't Going Anywhere, Lawmaker Tells Hospital Executives

Rep says it's a great program that helps rural areas, and needs to continue

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High Lipoprotein(a) Levels' Hit on Heart Health Doesn't Discriminate

Atherogenic particle appeared to be a risk factor regardless of age, sex, race, diabetes status

Apr 15, 2024
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MedPAC Wrestles With Wide Variation in Generic Rx Prices, Availability

Commissioners baffled by factors affecting Part D drug prices

Apr 15, 2024
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It's the First Drug Shown to Slow Alzheimer's. Why Is It Off to a Slow Start?

Limited impact, possible side effects, lack of delivery systems, insurance denials all in the way

Apr 15, 2024
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Don't Rule Out Breast Cancer Surgery for 90-Year-Olds

Retrospective study suggests survival benefit over conservative management

Apr 15, 2024
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Cryoablation for Early-Stage Breast Cancer a Safe Option in Older Women

Breast cancer survival rate was 97% at 5 years

Apr 15, 2024
 A photo of a physician holding a cryoablation device.
Cardiac Events Common in Older, Hospitalized RSV Patients

New RSV vaccines could reduce risk, researchers said

Apr 15, 2024
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Opinion
Congress Can Take Action to Prevent Older Adult Falls and Associated Opioid Use

The bipartisan SAFE Act offers important solutions

Apr 14, 2024
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Delirium and Dementia; Are Biosimilars Cheaper for Patients?

Also in TTHealthWatch: preventing infections by drug-resistant bacteria

Apr 13, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
CMS Officials Pressed on Catheter Fraud Issue at Accountable Care Meeting

"We just kindly ask that you address the issue with higher urgency," said one ACO member

Apr 12, 2024
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'I'm Dying, You're Not': Terminally Ill Ask More States for Physician-Assisted Death

Debates on medical aid in dying bills are playing out in Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, and Iowa

Apr 12, 2024
A photo of Deb Robertson at her Lombard, Illinois home.
More Medicare $$ Needed to Pay Docs for Treating the Chronically Ill, Senators Told

Payment codes are underused because "the cost of billing them is itself unprofitable"

Apr 12, 2024
A screenshot of Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, speaking during this hearing.
Usefulness Questioned for Transplant Center Report Cards

Ratings look like noise due to volatile score changes every half year

Apr 11, 2024
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House Members Struggle to Craft Road Map for Future of Telehealth

Lawmakers examine issues around reimbursement, licensure, and patient choice

Apr 11, 2024
 A screenshot of Lee Schwamm, MD, speaking during this hearing.
Shockwave Therapy Shows Benefit in Lower Limb Claudication

Sessions improved physical function and walking distance at 12 weeks

Apr 10, 2024
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