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Research

  • "Imagination" Helps Older People Remember to Comply with Medical Advice - A healthy dose of "imagination" helps older people remember to take medications and follow other medical advice, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of the National Institutes of Health. (US National Institute on Aging)

  • Pills, Patches, and Shots: Can Hormones Prevent Aging? - Although a few proponents are convinced that hormone supplements can favorably alter the aging process and have advocated their widespread use, the scientific evidence supporting this premise is, for the most part, sketchy. (US National Institute on Aging)

  • Quality of Medical Care for Patients Older Than Age 65 Years - Summaries for Patients are a service provided by Annals to help patients better understand the complicated and often mystifying language of modern medicine. The summary below is from the full report titled "The Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Community-Dwelling Older Patients." It is in the 4 November 2003 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 139, pages 740-747). (American College of Physicians)

  • Quality of Pharmacologic Care for Older Adults in Two Managed Care Organizations - Summaries for Patients are a service provided by Annals to help patients better understand the complicated and often mystifying language of modern medicine. The summary below is from the full report titled "The Quality of Pharmacologic Care for Vulnerable Older Patients." It is in the 4 May 2004 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 140, pages 714-720). (American College of Physicians)

  • Relationship of Health Status and Use of Mammography and Papanicolaou Smears among Women 70 Years of Age or Older - Summaries for Patients are a service provided by Annals to help patients better understand the complicated and often mystifying language of modern medicine. The summary below is from the full report titled "Relationship between Health Status and Use of Screening Mammography and Papanicolaou Smears among Women Older Than 70 Years of Age." It is in the 4 May 2004 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 140, pages 681-688). (American College of Physicians)

  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities - The site provides information on the center's research program, events, the Clearinghouse on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, and RRTCADD and related publications. (RRTCADD)

  • Underusing Medications Because of Cost May Lead to Adverse Health Outcomes - Middle-aged and older Americans with heart disease who cut back on their prescribed medications because of cost were 50% more likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes, or angina than those who did not report cost-related medication underuse, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. (US National Institute on Aging)

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