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Knee Instability Increases Risk of Falls in Older Patients

Knee Instability Increases Risk of Falls in Older Patients

Those who experience knee buckling are at increased risk of recurrent falls.

High Dose of Vitamin D Tied to Higher Risk of Falls in Elderly

High Dose of Vitamin D Tied to Higher Risk of Falls in Elderly

No benefit on lower extremity function and increased risk of falls for higher monthly doses.

Intervention Cuts Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Seniors

Intervention Cuts Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Seniors

Intervention also effective for reducing proton pump inhibitor prescribing.

Life Expectancy Increases Seen Worldwide

Life Expectancy Increases Seen Worldwide

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years.

CDC Determines Prevalence Of Osteoporosis In Older Adults

CDC Determines Prevalence Of Osteoporosis In Older Adults

Prevalence of osteoporosis 16.2% in adults aged 65 years and older; higher among women

Muscle Pain in Older Adults May Indicate Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Muscle Pain in Older Adults May Indicate Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

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