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Bleeding Higher With Standard-Dose DOACs in Nonvalvular A-Fib

Higher rate of bleeding seen with standard- versus reduced-dose DOACs in patients 65 years and older

Prevalence of COPD Stable Overall From 2011 to 2021

Prevalence stable for most states and subgroups, but increased in those aged ≥75, micropolitan counties, current and former smokers

AHA: Sodium Reduction in Diet Lowers Blood Pressure in Seniors

Decline in BP from high- to low-sodium diet was independent of hypertension status; generally consistent across subgroups

CDC: Rates of Suicide Vary by Age, Sex, Mechanism in Over 55s

From 2001 to 2021, largest percent increase in suicide rates occurred for men ages 55 to 64 years and women ages 65 to 74 years

Gender Life Expectancy Gap Increased From 2010 to 2021

Leading contributors to widening gender life expectancy gap from 2019 to 2021 included COVID-19, unintentional injuries

Caregiving Linked to Lower Mortality in Postmenopausal Women

Inverse association did not differ with caregiving frequency or when stratified by age, race-ethnicity, depressive symptoms

CDC Advisors Recommend Masks in Hospitals Without Naming Type

Health care workers frustrated that the draft recommendation does not specify what kind of mask should be worn

Critics Slam Updated Infection Control Recommendations for Hospitals

Health care workers worry whether the guidelines are protecting a hospital's bottom line rather than worker health

Neighborhood Greenspace, Income Linked to White Matter Grade

Combination of lower neighborhood income and lower greenspace may be risk factor for worsening white matter grade on MRI

Cognitively Enriched Tai Ji Quan Training Good for Seniors With MCI

Cognitively enhanced tai ji quan therapy superior to standard tai ji quan, stretching exercise for improving global cognition