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Nearly Half of Older Adults Use Online Physician Ratings

Online ratings perceived to be very important nearly as often as word-of-mouth recommendations from family and friends

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time discussing possible side effects of a newly prescribed medication during the office visit, authors say

ENDO: Common Meds Interfere With TFTs in Older Adults on Thyroid Hormone

Almost one-third of older adults on thyroid replacement therapy take at least one medication that interferes with thyroid function tests

Flu Vaccine Rate Expected to Reach All-Time High for 2020-2021 Season

Two-thirds saying they have or will get vaccine was driven by interest from adults 60 years and older

Women Show Faster Cognitive Decline Than Men

Declines in global cognition and executive function significantly faster for women, despite higher baseline performance

CNS-Active Polypharmacy Examined in Seniors With Dementia

Most common medication was gabapentin, which was linked to 33.0 percent of polypharmacy-days

Uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Lower Among Minorities

Uptake lower among Black, Asian, Hispanic adults versus Whites; those vaccinated less likely to receive high-dose vaccine

Only Two in 10 Older Adults Report Being Screened for Hearing Loss

Half of older adults rate their hearing as excellent or very good

Sleep Deficiency, Disturbance Tied to Higher Dementia Risk

Older adults followed for five years with poor-quality sleep had higher risk for dementia, earlier death

Optimal Therapy for Esophageal Cancer Feasible in Fit Elderly

Those 70 years and older have similar postoperative complication scores and long-term survival