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AAA Study Says Older Drivers at Risk of Crashing When Taking Multiple Meds

A study found that nearly 20 percent of older drivers are using medications that the American Geriatrics Society says should be avoided because they have very limited therapeutic benefit, pose excess harm, or both. Nearly 50 percent of older respondent’s report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to research findings released…

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Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Medical Results, Hospital Readmission

A ten-year analysis of U.S. nursing facility data finds that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of death and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents. According to the Aug. 29, 2018 article appearing, in JAMA Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers found that 58 percent of…

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