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10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study...
SOURCE: Brigham and Women's Hospital, news release, Feb. 1, 2017
2/2/2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- Each year, about 10,000 generally healthy U.S. Medicare patients die within seven days of discharge from a hospital emergency department, a new study contends.

"We know that hospitals vary a lot in how often they admit patients to the hospital from the ED [emerge...

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Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?...
SOURCE: Indiana University, news release, Jan. 10, 2017
1/23/2017

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 -- Memory training is far less effective in older adults who are obese than those who aren't, a new study finds.

The research included about 2,800 people, average age 74, who were followed for more than 10 years.

Obese participants gained only one-third of th...

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Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain...
SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Feb. 13, 2017
2/13/2017

MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 -- There has been a sharp rise in the number of American seniors who take three or more medications that affect their brains, a new study reveals.

The study looked at seniors' use of opioid painkillers, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotic drugs. A review...

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