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Stats: 85% of PCPs can't deal with complex health conditions-6438

Stats: 85% of PCPs can't deal with complex health conditions

Physicians lack the time and tools to uncover "hidden" risks in patients with chronic conditions, according to a survey of US primary care physicians (PCPs) and patients 65 years and older who have multiple chronic conditions and are Medicare beneficiaries.

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5 healthy habits may boost life expectancy by a decade-6431

5 healthy habits may boost life expectancy by a decade

Maintaining five healthy habits during adulthood -- eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking -- may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a recent analysis.

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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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