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The CDC’s STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall...

Aug 15, 2017 - ...influenza season, there were an estimated 8.3 million cases of influenza among persons 65 years and older,2 which is about one-fourth of the number of falls that occurred in the older population in 2014. When not fatal, falls often result in brain injury, hip fracture, and loss of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p220.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, Malden, Massachusetts Am Fam Physician. 2007 Dec 15;76(12):1768. Related Article On the other end of every prescription is a person with a biologic makeup that will react well,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2007 - ...Although difficult to measure, the best estimate places the prevalence of elder abuse at 3.2 percent in the United States.1 By 2030, the number of persons in the United States older than 65 years of age is projected to be 69 million2; based on a prevalence of 3 to 4 percent, about...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p628.html

Cancer Screening in Older Patients: Life Expectancy, Prioritization, and Health ...

Dec 15, 2008 - ...JOSEPH H. FLAHERTY, MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Veterans, Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, St. Louis, Missouri Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 15;78(12):1336-1338. Related Article In this issue, Albert and Clark address the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1336.html

The Physician's Role in the Assessment of Older Drivers - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2000 - ...As the number of older drivers in the United States increases, concern about the potential implications for safety and mobility is growing. The roles and responsibilities of the driver, the family, the licensing agency and the physician in the process of determining who should or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p39.html

The Integration of Hospice Programs in Nursing Homes - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 1, 1998 - ...Hospice care has typically been associated with cancer patients. There is, however, an increasing number of hospice patients in homes and in nursing home settings with non-cancer diagnoses. In the nursing home setting, hospice might be an appropriate adjunct to routine care for...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0201/p424.html

Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...JASON BRANDT, PH.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2001 Feb 15;63(4):620-626. Related Article As physician screening for dementia becomes more widespread, an increasing number of elderly patients will be identified who do not...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p620.html

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