Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Review in a Neurological Outpatient Setting

Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients

As more states legalize medical cannabis, clinicians are seeking more information on how it may affect elderly populations for chronic conditions associated with aging. In this study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers evaluated medical cannabis’ (MC) efficacy and adverse effects (AE) in patients 75 years of age or older.Read …

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Higher Protein Intake Associated with Reduced Disability in Old Age

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Aging adults are the fastest growing age group in Western societies. As such, the risk of disability that prevents older individuals from taking care of daily basic functions is high. In this study, published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers explored how protein intake helps people maintain independence.Read …

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Fasting Improves Health by Affecting the Circadian Clocks in the Liver and Muscle

In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting improves health by affecting circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports.Read …

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Age-Related Immunity Loss May be the “Graying” of T Cells, says Harvard Research

Age-related immunity loss is more than evident in the elderly who suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. Scientists have long known that a weakened immune system is to blame but the exact mechanisms behind this lagging immunity have remained largely unknown.Read …

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Jeffrey Bland, PhD on Age as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Chronic Disease

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In this post, we bring you a column from Jeffrey Bland, PhD on aging, published in Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal. He explores the question of why age is an independent risk factor for all chronic diseases, including heart disease, dementia, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. Despite the fact that there

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Ayurveda’s Concept of Healthspan: Adding Life To Years and Years to Life

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Imagine that instead of the word aging, we used successful healthspan when helping patients stay healthy as they get older? It’s a word that conveys long-term health not dread and illness. As the authors of this study note: “Unlike the modern medicine approach of seeking pills and supplements or replacingRead …

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Therapeutic Advancements and Analytical Tools to Defy Age-Related Diseases, by Jeffrey Bland, PhD

Age-Related Diseases, by Jeffrey Bland

In this column from Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, he discusses the latest therapeutic and analytical tools for age-related diseases. As an example, Bland examines damage to our DNA and screening for the presence of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential. He says, “this type of technologyRead …

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Secret to Longevity? Answer Could be Fisetin Flavonoid in Fruits & Vegetables

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Previous research published earlier this year in Nature Medicine involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia, showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespanRead …

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Pine Bark Extract Improves Mild Cognitive Impairment

The benefits of pine bark extract continue to evolve with emerging science. This most recent study examined the benefits of Pycnogenol® (Horphag) supplementation over a two-month-period in otherwise healthy individuals with minimal cognitive impairment and initial cognitive dysfunction selected on the basis of their Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score. ImpairmentsRead …

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Jeffrey Bland, PhD and Volter Longo, PhD on Longevity

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In Jeffrey Bland’s April column in Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, he references the work of Volter Longo, PhD, the author of the Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease and Optimize Weight. Longo is the director of the LongevityRead …

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