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Past Trauma Tied to Worse Mental Health During Pandemic for Aging Women

History of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence linked to greater depression, anxiety, and sleep problems during COVID-19 pandemic

Screening Seniors for A-Fib Reduces Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Reduction seen in combined end point of stroke, systemic embolism, bleeding leading to hospitalization, death

Vaccines’ Power Against COVID-19 Hospitalization Fades in Elderly

Hospitalization rates among fully vaccinated higher among older residents of nursing homes and among those with underlying conditions

Walnut Intake Linked to Modest Decrease in LDL Cholesterol in Seniors

Significant decreases in total cholesterol, LDL-C, intermediate density lipoprotein cholesterol, with no increase in weight

Breast Density Linked to Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer in ≥65s

Risk for invasive breast cancer increased with increasing breast density for women aged 65 to 74 years, 75 years or older

Reading Clinic Visit Notes Benefits Older Adults

Older adults with chronic conditions report reading notes helped them to remember their care plan, medications

One in Four Older Adults Not Asked About Alcohol Use

Authors say physicians should screen and counsel older adults on alcohol use

COVID-19 Vaccines Effectively Prevent Hospitalization for Seniors

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen vaccines highly effective for preventing COVID-19-linked hospitalization

Loneliness Linked to Use of High-Risk Meds in Seniors

Loneliness associated with use of NSAIDs, pain medicine, sedatives, anti-anxiety meds, and antidepressants

Genetic Testing Proposed for Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer at Age 65+

Mutations in actionable breast cancer risk genes present in 3.2 percent of older women with breast cancer