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For elderly, even short falls can be deadly

While simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless, they can actually lead to severe injury and death in elderly individuals, according to a new study published in The Journal of Tr ...

Nov 01, 2010
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Best care for the oldest lung cancer patients

Although more than two fifths of lung cancers are diagnosed in patients over 70, data from clinical trials on the safest and most effective treatments for this age group are scarce. Now Italian oncologists are conducting ...

Apr 29, 2010
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The power of doctors makes elderly patients passive

Elderly patients are often critical towards the meeting with the doctor. Hierarchical structures, time pressure and traditions in the health care sector make these patients and their relatives passive when facing the doctor ...

Oct 27, 2009
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