Prescription Drug Abuse Among the ElderlyPrescription Drug Abuse Among the Elderly

Prescription Drug Abuse Among the ElderlyPrescription Drug Abuse Among the Elderly

A growing problem that has been flying under the radar is prescription drug abuse among the elderly. Over half the people in the U.S. aged 50-85 take 5 or more medications. As people age, the number of medications they’re prescribed

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Many Nonelderly People With Disabilities Face COVID-19 Risks Similar to Those of the Elderly in Nursing Homes, But Do Not Have Equal Footing When it Comes to Vaccine Priority

New Survey: Passing a Law Preventing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence from Having a Gun is Identified as a Top Women’s Health Policy Priority for Federal Policymakers

While the toll of COVID-19 on nursing home residents has been well documented, less noticed has been the experience of nonelderly people with disabilities who rely on long-term care services and supports outside of nursing homes. In many ways the

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GSK antibody falls short in hospitalized Covid-19 patients, but may help elderly

GSK commits $345M to Vir as alliance expands to flu, other respiratory viruses

  An experimental GlaxoSmithKline drug in testing for hospitalized Covid-19 patients failed to distance itself from standard treatment in a mid-stage clinical trial, but the pharmaceutical giant plans to continue testing the drug based on data suggesting the elderly might

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Should all seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine before essential workers?

Should all seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine before essential workers?

With access to COVID-19 vaccines slowly expanding across Canada, some experts are emphasizing that age should be the main priority, even over some essential workers.The director of geriatrics at Sinai Health System in Toronto, Dr. Samir Sinha, says that

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Exclusive: New York Tells Hospitals In Leaked Email That Staff ‘Must’ Come Before the Elderly In COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

Exclusive: New York Tells Hospitals In Leaked Email That Staff ‘Must’ Come Before the Elderly In COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

The state of New York has warned hospitals that they cannot start giving COVID-19 vaccines to elderly people until they finish vaccinating hospital staff members, according to an email sent to hospitals across the state just before midnight on Feb.

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I Found My Secret to Feeling Younger and Stronger. The Pandemic Stole It Away.

I Found My Secret to Feeling Younger and Stronger. The Pandemic Stole It Away.

Back in early January, before COVID-19 was as familiar as the furniture, I went in for my annual physical. My doctor looked at my test results and shook his head. Virtually everything was perfect. My cholesterol was down. So was

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The Elderly vs. Essential Workers: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

The Elderly vs. Essential Workers: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

In September, academic researchers analyzed the Department of Homeland Security’s list of essential workers and found that it broadly mirrored the demographics of the American labor force. The researchers proposed a narrower, more vulnerable category — “frontline workers,” such as

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The Consequences of Polypharmacy in the Elderly

The Consequences of Polypharmacy in the Elderly

The Consequences of Polypharmacy in the Elderly Many older patients with type 2 diabetes deal with polypharmacy — taking multiple medications for their diabetes and other conditions. Polypharmacy can be burdensome in various ways, including multiple side effects of the

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COVID-19 vaccines could go to children first to protect the elderly

COVID-19 vaccines could go to children first to protect the elderly

Several COVID-19 vaccines are in late-stage clinical trials. So discussion is turning to who should receive these vaccines first, should they be approved for use. Today, we discuss two options. One is to prioritise the elderly. This article looks at

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