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Women aged 50 years and older who experience worsening pain with aging also are at higher risk for depression, obesity, and declining physical function, according to researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle.

The first-ever classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), a common cause of widespread pain and stiffness in older patients, are designed to help physicians better identify patients who have this condition.

Dizzy patient? Their brain might not be getting enough blood, thanks to their antihypertensive dosage.

Geriatric anorexia might be a sign of illness—or simple oral discomfort

Geriatric patients can get agitated in response to sedation. How do you respond?

Advice for getting aspirin into older patients

(AUDIO) Data from a long-term prospective study reveal that, for many older women, the pace of bone mass deterioration takes place on the scale of decades, not single years. Here, the lead author of the study describes how to interpret the results to choose the date for your own patient's next bone-density test.

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