THURSDAY, May 16, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Higher rates of blood vessel-damaging conditions like hypertension or diabetes may be driving up rates of cognitive decline and dementia among older American Indians, new research shows. The study found that 54% of American Indians ages 72 to 95 had some form ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Warning letters sent by Medicare officials can prompt a decline in antipsychotic prescriptions for seniors with dementia, a new study finds. Letters sent to heavy prescribers of quetiapine (Seroquel), the most popular antipsychotic in the United States, led to a significant decline inContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 18, 2024 (HealthDay News) — AI could help doctors cut back on the bewildering variety of medications that seniors frequently are prescribed, a new study suggests. More than 40% of seniors are prescribed five or more meds, and this increases a person’s risk of adverse drug interactions, researchersContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 8, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Some slow-growing cases of leukemia don’t need constant surveillance by cancer specialists, a new study claims. Low-risk patients with slow-growing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and no symptoms fared well even after they stopped seeing doctors for specialized blood tests, researchers report. The patientsContinue Reading