Over 7 million US seniors have mental declines that threaten financial skills

As Americans age, millions end up struggling with dementia or some level of memory impairment and diminished capacity to think clearly and make decisions. Yet a new study says that despite such serious challenges, many seniors continue to manage their own finances, often alone, and despite acknowledging difficulties in doing so. “There has long been […]

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The biotribology of cartilage resurfacing implant materials

Untreated knee cartilage defects can lead to osteoarthritis, with symptoms such as continuous pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Current treatments for cartilage defects are limited to lesion sizes and specific age groups. Cartilage resurfacing implants are a promising alternative treatment for middle-aged patients who are no longer suitable for regenerative treatments, but are too young […]

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Stopping aspirin when on a blood thinner lowers risk of bleeding, study finds

If you’re already taking one blood thinner, mounting research suggests you might not need to take a second one. In fact, when patients who are on a commonly prescribed blood thinner stop taking aspirin, their risk of bleeding complications drops significantly, a Michigan Medicine study finds. Researchers analyzed over 6,700 people treated at anticoagulation clinics […]

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