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Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with increased dementia risk in elderly populations

Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Oral anticoagulant use has preventive effect on dementia development in patients with incident AF
More Americans age 55 years and older are undergoing cosmetic procedures

2018 Saw Increase in Cosmetic Procedures for Over 55s

Increases seen in liposuction, hair transplantation, breast augmentation, use of Botox, soft tissue fillers
The indication for a cystic fibrosis treatment

FDA Expands Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Approval to Children Ages 6 to 12

Symdeko previously approved for patients ≥12 years with cystic fibrosis and certain genetic mutations
The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
Vitamin D supplementation is not associated with a reduced risk for major adverse cardiovascular events

Meta-Analysis Does Not Link Vitamin D Supplements, Drop in MACE

Vitamin D supplementation not linked to reduction in risk for major adverse cardiovascular events
In the United States

2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years

Season was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks; illness mainly attributed to influenza A viruses
A substantial proportion of older patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with chemotherapy are long-term survivors

High Response Seen for Chemo in Seniors With High-Risk AML

Complete response rate for patients treated with chemo was 69 percent; three-year OS was 21 percent
Late-life women with osteoporosis

Elderly Women May Still Benefit From Osteoporosis Treatment

High hip fracture probability seen despite accounting for competing mortality risk
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
For cardiac patients with thorax and head or neck cancer

Statins May Be Beneficial After Radiation to Thorax, Head, Neck

Statin use tied to reduction in stroke incidence for cardiac patients with thorax and head or neck cancer