Uncategorized Five things to know about loneliness in older adults

Five things to know about loneliness in older adults

Loneliness, an emotional state rather than a mental disorder, can substantially affect the health of older adults, as well as use of health care services. A “Five things to know about …” practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) summarizes key points to help clinicians understand the effect of loneliness on older patients. Loneliness …

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Uncategorized Creativity peaks twice

Creativity peaks twice

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they’re young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two different life cycles of creativity, one that hits some people early in their career and another that more often strikes …

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Uncategorized Blood thinner found to significantly reduce subsequent heart failure risks

Blood thinner found to significantly reduce subsequent heart failure risks

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease or irregular heart rhythms was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such as stroke and heart attack. Results from the COMMANDER Heart Failure trial were published in …

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