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Tuesday, August 12, 2014  
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New Strategies for Preventing Falls
Newly updated fall prevention guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society call for a multipronged approach that begins with a thorough evaluation for fall risk in older people with a history of falls or who report feeling unsteady on their feet. 

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Four Markers Predict Clostridium Difficile Mortality Risks
A research paper in BMC Infectious Diseases identifies a four-point test using easily measurable clinical variables to accurately identify patients at risk of dying from Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection.

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5 Regrets Of The Dying
After many years of feeling unfulfilled at her job, Bronnie Ware set out to find something that resonated with her soul. She ended up in palliative care where she spent many years helping those who were dying. Sometime later, she compiled a list of the 5 most common regrets expressed by the people she cared for. 

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Stroke 'Selfie' Helps Save Canadian Woman's Life
It's not your usual selfie. Yepes recorded a selfie video of her symptoms after pulling over while driving. The next day, the video would help doctors at Toronto Western Hospital correctly diagnose her with transient ischemic attacks.

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Inadequately Managed Allergies Cause Significant Economic Burden
New research in Europe indicates that avoidable indirect costs per patient insufficiently treated for allergy equal 2,405.00 Euros per year due to absence from work and reduced working capacity. 

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