Geriatrics

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While many dietary patterns

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Legumes, coffee, tea tied to cardiovascular benefits; added sugars, energy drinks linked to harmful effects
For adults aged 60 to 64 years

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
The majority of older homeless-experienced adults have a potential surrogate for health care decisions

Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans

Most have potential surrogates for decision making but have not discussed or documented ACP wishes
The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force published a final recommendation on Aug. 7 citing insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography in asymptomatic

Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation

Physicians weigh in on the need to develop a screening strategy
There is insufficient evidence to support screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography in older

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says benefit unclear in asymptomatic, older patients
People who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of brain aging than those who feel their age or older than their age

Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure

Those who feel younger than their real age actually have less brain aging
The American Medical Association House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine

AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine
The long-standing recommendation to eat a variety of foods may not be a sound way to promote healthy eating patterns and a healthy body weight

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

American Heart Association science advisory recommends healthy eating patterns instead
The growing threat of hacking is increasing the number of physicians buying cyber insurance

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices
Additional codes have been approved by the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations

Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine

Docs will have more opportunity to use technology with extra codes approved by CPT Editorial Panel