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Counseling’s Role in Averting AD
Research shows the importance of life counseling for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Read more »

The Benefits of Bar Coding
Bar-coding technology adds an extra level of patient safety to the medication administration process. Read more »

Making Strides
Stenting iliac arteries has been shown to benefit peripheral artery disease patients out to two years, according to a recent study. Read more »
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Editor's E-Note
Diabetes is more prevalent in the United States than ever before. A stunning 25.8 million people in the country, or 8.3% of the population, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. It’s estimated that another 79 million have prediabetes. And 26.9% of older adults over the age of 65 have diabetes.

Now a recent study reveals that receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), a treatment for prostate cancer may increase the risk of developing diabetes. Receiving ADT to block the production or action of male hormones that can fuel the growth of prostate cancer can boost the risk.

Physicians and their patients should be aware of the increased probability of developing diabetes for patients for whom ADT is an option.

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— Barbara Worthington, editor
E-News Exclusive
Hormone Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Diabetes Risk

Men with prostate cancer have a higher risk of developing diabetes or diabetes risk factors if they receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to block the production or action of male hormones that can fuel the growth of this cancer. The results of this new study on the second most common cancer in men were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston.

“These patients may benefit from counseling, screening, and closer monitoring for the development of these complications,” said the study’s lead author, Maria Luisa Cecilia Rivera-Arkoncel, MD, a fellow at Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

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Other Aging News
Men Narrowing the Longevity Age Gap
Census figures for 2010 indicate that the U.S. male-female population ratio reflects a reduction in the female advantage, spurred by an increase in men’s longevity, according to an article in the Deseret News.

Who Pays for Aggressive Care to the End?
An article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review suggests that physicians often opt for aggressive end-of-life treatment where palliative care might be a better choice.

An Advance in the War on Blood Pressure
An article in The Wall Street Journal highlights national health surveys indicating that practitioners are making significant strides in helping patients control hypertension.

Medicare Plan for Payments Irks Hospitals
A new Medicare initiative known as value-based purchasing aims to improve the quality of health care by linking payments to providers’ performance, according to an article in The New York Times.
Tech & Tools
Geriatrics at Your Fingertips Lite
Geriatrics at Your Fingertips Lite is designed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Ideal for geriatricians and other healthcare professionals who treat older adults, it includes evaluation and management strategies for common geriatric disorders. It also includes the complete Delirium and Falls modules from the full version of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips. Learn more »

The Little Black Book of Geriatrics
The updated third edition of the reference guide includes comprehensive evidence-based information on diagnosis and treatment of elder patients’ disorders and conditions. It offers journal references on geriatric syndromes and specialized section on dementia work up and diagnosis. Learn more »
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