- U.S. Seniors Losing Grip on Muscle Strength. The first national survey on grip strength in older adults found that 5% of those over 60 had weak muscle strength, and 13% had intermediate strength.
- Low MI Risk in Patients With Non-MI Chest Pain. Patients treated in emergency departments (EDs) for chest pain not related to MI have a very low short- and medium-term risk for having a heart attack, even if they do not receive noninvasive imaging tests to detect ischemia.
- Transfusion Tied to Pneumonia After CABG. Patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery and require red blood cell transfusion either during the procedure or after it — or both, have a significantly greater risk of developing pneumonia infections.
- Woman’s Weight Changes May Boost Fracture Risk. For older women, either losing or gaining weight was linked to fracture risk.
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