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USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls-6385

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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Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis-6368

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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Older adults overdosing on opioids-6304

Older adults overdosing on opioids

The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the US opioid epidemic continues to worsen.

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"Low-value" health care services overused: poll

Only 14% of people over age 50 believe that "more is usually better" when it comes to health care, according to the latest findings from the National Poll on Health Aging.

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How gardeners can dig for health, not injury-6203

How gardeners can dig for health, not injury

Gardening is one of the most frequently recommended activities for older adults, yet a recent biomechanical analysis shows that how an individual gardens - particularly when digging - is critically important.

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Home health worker visit lowers hospital readmission risk-6098

Home health worker visit lowers hospital readmission risk

A visit by a home health worker such as a nurse or physical therapist within a week of an older adult's discharge from a skilled nursing facility seems to lower the risk of hospital readmission within 30 days, according to Indiana University researchers.

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