News tagged with demographics

The aging population and emergency departments

As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham ...

Jul 08, 2013
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Race apparently a factor in sleep apnea

A Wayne State University researcher has found that sleep apnea severity is higher among African-American men in certain age ranges, even after controlling for body mass index (BMI).

Jun 26, 2013
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Designated drivers don't always abstain, study finds

Maybe better call that cab, after all: A new University of Florida study found that 35 percent of designated drivers had quaffed alcohol and most had blood-alcohol levels high enough to impair their driving.

Jun 10, 2013
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One in five seniors on risky meds; more in US South

More than 1 in 5 seniors with Medicare Advantage plans received a prescription for a potentially harmful "high risk medication" in 2009, according to a newly published analysis by Brown University public ...

Apr 10, 2013
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