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Replacing half an hour of daily sitting time with even light physical activity is associated with a reduction in mortality risk among less active adults

Replacing 30 Minutes of Sitting With Activity May Cut Mortality

Link most strong among least active adults; no association seen among most active adults
Most patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction are treated in the intensive care unit

More Than 80 Percent of STEMI Patients Treated in ICU

However, only 16.2 percent of patients develop complications requiring ICU care while hospitalized
Low scam awareness is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment among older adults

Low Scam Awareness May Indicate Alzheimer Risk in Seniors

Increased risk for Alzheimer dementia, mild cognitive impairment seen with low scam awareness in seniors
More than half of patients initiating statin therapy have a suboptimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol response within 24 months

Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins

Suboptimal responders have increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease
Older adults (aged ≥75 years) undergoing antihypertensive treatment with systolic blood pressure (SBP) >150 mm Hg have less cognitive decline than those with SBP <130 mm Hg

Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly

For those on antihypertensive treatment, cognitive decline greater with SBP <130 versus >150 mm Hg

American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April...
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
Terminally ill adults in New Jersey will soon be allowed to seek medical help to end their lives.

Terminally Ill People in New Jersey Given Right to End Lives

New law allows adults with a prognosis of six months or less to live to get a prescription for life-ending pills
Normalized blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality for older adults during hypertension treatment

Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality

Blood pressure values less than 140/90 mm Hg tied to increased mortality risk for octogenarians
Although telehealth video visits offer users greater convenience

Telehealth Video Visits Risk Fragmenting Care

Users of video visits are less likely to have a primary care source of care