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USPSTF: No PSA testing for men 70+-6426

USPSTF: No PSA testing for men 70+

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that men 55 to 69 who are interested in prostate cancer screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms before deciding whether to undergo periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening.

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Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk-6372

Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by researchers at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs-6370

Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs

While some people believe medical marijuana might help fight the opioid epidemic, a recent study suggests that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use - including pain medications.

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Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis-6367

Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis

Following a diagnosis of dementia in adults ages 65+, medication use increased by 11% per year overall, while the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) increased by 17%, according to a study of close to 2,500 older adults followed for 10 years.

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USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls-6365

USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls

It's official: In its update of a 2012 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise, such as supervised individual and group classes and physical therapy, to prevent falls among adults 65 and older at increased risk of falling.

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Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults-6349

Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults

One of the most common procedures for knee pain, called arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, has been shown repeatedly in randomized clinical trials to provide no benefit compared to exercise and physical therapy for individuals with degenerative meniscus tears.

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