Geriatrics News

  • Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs Researchers estimate that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions. But some doctors are trying to teach others about “deprescribing” or systematically discontinuing medicines that are inappropriate, duplicative or unnecessary.
  • Despite Risks, Carotid Stenting Increases in Elderly, Women Despite results from the landmark CREST trial that show carotid artery stenting is riskier than carotid endarterectomy in the elderly and women, rates of the procedure have increased in both groups.

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