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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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Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term-6345

Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term

A long-term followup of two studies of pedometer use with older adults found that the 12-week walking programs - which included mail or nurse support - led to higher physical activity up to four years later, compared with usual care. Both studies were in London, UK.

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Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV-6333

Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV

Approximately one in 30 Boomers is chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and almost half of all liver cancer cases in the U.S. are caused by HCV.

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Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia-6298

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia

Highly fit middle-aged women were nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later compared with women who were moderately fit, according to a study in Sweden.

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Risky sedatives still being prescribed to adults 65+-6276

Risky sedatives still being prescribed to adults 65+

Efforts to discourage benzodiazepine use in adults over age 65 in the US, Canada and Australia are working, but many prescriptions are still being written, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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