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Age Determines Clinical Characte ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 08 Nov 2008 7:26pm Age Determines Clinical Characteristics of Infective Endocarditis 09 nov 2008--Increasing age is a determinant of the clinical characteristics of infective endocarditis, according to an international prospective cohort study in Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers studied 2800 patients with infective endocarditis (1700 were under age 6 ... Read on »
Should age determine who gets a kidney transplant? by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:51pm Should age determine who gets a kidney transplant? That's the question asked by the Chicago Tribune in a story about the United Network for Organ Sharing's proposed changes to the rules it uses to allocate kidneys recovered from deceased donors. UNOS has proposed allocating kidneys in a way that would maximize the number of extra years live ... Read on »
Age Alone Does Not Determine Decision-Making Ability by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 Feb 2013 9:00am The MetLife Study of Decision-Making Potential, one of the first to investigate the connection between specific components of cognitive health and the continued ability to make logically consistent decisions, identified factors that may inhibit or increase the risk of poor decisions in the 50 to 79 age group.  Those in their 70s perf ... Read on »
Six questions to determine what help your aging parent needs by Stan Cohen Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Sheri Samotin Life Bridge Solutions If you are the adult child of an aging parent, you have probably asked yourself, “How do I know what type of help my aging parent needs?” Unless you are a senior resource professional, sorting this out can often seem overwhelming. So, here are six questions to ask to help sort it all out. What is ... Read on »
Determining a Pet’s Age in "Human" Years by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 22 Dec 2011 6:00am The world’s oldest living dog (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) died earlier this month. He lived in Japan, his name was Pusuke, and he was 26 years old. According to his owner, he was eating well and staying active until the day of his death. He died peacefully, surrounded by his loved-ones.   Pusuke was a mixed breed dog. ... Read on »
Age Not An Exclusion Criterion for Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:53pm Breast Reconstruction in Older Women: Should Age Be an Exclusion Criterion? Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 118(1):16-22, July 2006. Bowman, Cameron C. M.D.; Lennox, Peter A. M.D.; Clugston, Patricia A. M.D. +; Courtemanche, Douglas J. M.D., M.S. Abstract: Background: At present, breast reconstruction is undertaken by fewer than ... Read on »
Genetic Discovery (TOMM40) May Determine Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Age of Disease Onset by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 10:21am By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I receive lots of email about genes and genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease. More and more people are getting worried about whether or not they are predisposed by birth or genetic make-up to Alzheimer's. More recently, I am learning that parents are now worried about their children. ... Read on »
Real Age Quiz by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 5:22pm 1 Comment So, you’re 56 – or 36. Maybe 27 or 42. Perhaps 68. (You get the idea.) Your driver’s license says it all (whether you want it to or not). But the buzz lately says there’s age and then there’s “ Real Age.” Yes, your kitchen cabinets, weight set, medicine cabinet, diploma, car, even your speed dial apparently tell the real story your driver’s l ... Read on »
Remain clam: Bivalves as models for aging research by Dr. Chris P. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:14pm Since the observation that the Arctic quahog can live for centuries, clams have been receiving increased attention from biogerontologists. So far, bivalves have been used to experimentally test hypotheses about the role of oxidation and chaperones in determining longevity. The value of these molluscs in the study of aging is the subject of ... Read on »
Top Beverly Hills Facelift Surgeon Discusses The Right Age For Getting A Facelift by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Oct 2013 3:00pm Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Director of the Center for Advanced Facelift Surgery in Beverly Hills addresses the issue of age and facelift surgery in new article. In a new article titled “What is the Right Age for Facelift Surgery” published on, Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, top Beverly Hills facelift surgeon, discusses importa ... Read on »