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Seniors Miss Out On Clinical Trials

More than 60 percent of cancer patients are older adults — and that will rise to 70 percent by 2040.  Yet seniors continue to be underrepresented in clinical trials, making it difficult to assess how treatments are likely to help or harm them. 1,107 more words


Woodruff Convalescent Center - Class AA Citation & Maximum Fine After Patient Fell 5 Times, Dies

The California Department of Public Health, or CDPH, recently announced that the agency had slapped a Class AA citation and a $100,000 fine on Woodruff Convalescent Center after–as the Department’s press release put it–“deficiencies” with a patient’s care “were determined to have been a direct proximate cause of death”. 317 more words


Why social isolation can bring a greater risk of illness

Social isolation in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response. 📍


Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me?

Mike and I went to a dinner place last weekend that has live music. The performers, Skanson and Hansen, who are acoustical guitar players, were giving an account of their trip to England, where they recorded in the same studio at Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded their music. 142 more words

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Alzheimer's gene associated with failure to adapt to cognitive challenge in healthy adults

Healthy adults carrying the gene APOE4 — the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — may struggle to adapt their brain activity to increasing cognitive demands as they get older, according to a study. 📍


The Joys of Being Forty-Something

I’ve worked with people older than me most of my life and I would oh-so-smugly offer to hold papers across the table so people could read them. 219 more words


Older obese adults can benefit from moderate exercise

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers. 📍