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Latest Geriatrics News

Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality

Normalized blood pressure is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality for older adults during hypertension treatment, with increased risk seen in octogenarians and those with previous cardiovascular events, according to a study recently published in the European Heart Journal.

Population Mortality Affects Long-Term Follow-Up of AlloHCT

For older patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, a considerable part of total nonrelapse mortality is attributable to population mortality, according to a study recently published in Leukemia.

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

On average, each dollar spent on over-the-counter medicines saves the U.S. health care system $7.20, totaling nearly $146 billion in annual savings, according to a report released March 18 by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

Physicians with one or more paid malpractice claims are more likely to leave practice or shift into smaller practice settings, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.