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Dee Ann Bragg, Ashley Crowl, Emily Manlove
More than 2 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and only about half are aware that they are infected. Primarily blood-borne, risk factors for the virus include injection or intranasal drug use, unregulated tattoos, incarceration, and blood transfusion before 1992. In addition, 75% of those with the virus were born between 1945 and 1965, thus making the baby-boomer cohort a population of screening interest. Because acute and early chronic HCV are often asymptomatic, screening of at-risk individuals is of utmost importance...
December 2017: Primary Care
Lynda A Stear
The aging population of the United States has led to a need for more direct care workers to provide personal care to older adults and disabled people in their homes. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of paraprofessionals in home care will grow 49% between 2012 and 2022 as the baby boomer generation ages and requires more assistance in activities of daily living. The typical direct care worker is a female aged 25 to 54 years old, a demographic that is projected to remain flat in the coming years...
November 2017: Home Healthcare Now
Jeannette Y Wick
As 10,000 American baby boomers turn 65 years of age every day between 2017 and 2030, society needs to help our aging population find ways to handle the restrictions and limitations that come with increasing age: visual impairment, hearing loss, osteoarthritis, dementia, and other conditions common in older adults. Institutional or long-term care for elderly individuals costs an average of $82,000 to $92,000 per person per year and varies by location. Care in an assisted living facility costs $43,500 per person annually...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Nicholas A Koontz, Aaron P Kamer, Sean C Dodson, Alisha E Capps, Courtney M Tomblinson, Brandon P Brown, Mark S Frank, Darel E Heitkamp
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We report social media (SoMe) utilization trends at an academic radiology department, highlighting differences between trainees and faculty and between Baby Boomers versus Generation X and Millennials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anonymous online survey regarding SoMe utilization and SoMe-based educational curriculum was distributed to all radiologists (trainees and faculty) in our department. Regular chi-square, ordered (Mantel-Haenszel) chi-square, and Fischer exact tests were performed...
October 19, 2017: Academic Radiology
Carolina de la Flor, Esmaeil Porsa, Ank E Nijhawan
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are common in the criminal justice system. We offered opt-out HIV/HCV testing at the Dallas County Jail during intake from June 2015 to November 2016, after which testing was integrated into routine phlebotomy processes. The uptake of testing increased from 12.9% (118/915) in June 2015 to 80.5% (269/334) in January 2016. HIV was confirmed in 1.0% (30/3155) of inmates; 6 were new diagnoses and all were linked to care. HCV antibody positivity was found in 16...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
Hyun-Jung Kwon, Hwa-Ok Hannah Park
Background: As aging baby boomers retire, cultural capital is expected to play a major role in representing new types of need for social inclusion for this group of people. This study aims to examine the association between cultural capital and life satisfaction among Korean baby boomers born between 1955 and 1963. Methods: Data on 297 baby boomers were extracted from the 2007 Korean General Social Survey and multiple regression models were tested. Results: The findings indicated that acquired cultural capital (i...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Public Health
Genna Holder, Brent Salvig
With the baby boomer population anticipated to explode between 2010 and 2030, it is essential that student pharmacists learn how to properly care for older patients. One way for pharmacy students to prepare for providing health care to the elderly is to partake in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) elective course in geriatrics. Pharmacy students, and health care professionals in general, have an immense amount of information available to them that is not found in a patient's chart or textbook, but can be uncovered through increased social interaction with patients, promoting the best possible care...
August 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Sari Lepistö, Seija Alanen, Pirjo Aalto, Päivi Järvinen, Kaija Leino, Elina Mattila, Marja Kaunonen
BACKGROUND: Concerns about the sufficiency and dedication of the healthcare workforce have arisen as the baby boomer generation is retiring and the generation Y might have different working environment demands. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the association between work engagement of healthcare professionals' and its background factors at five Finnish university hospitals. METHODS: Survey data were collected from nurses, physicians and administrative staff (n = 561) at all five university hospitals in Finland...
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Sachiko Baba, Aya Goto, Michael R Reich
AIM: High-income countries are now experiencing a decline in fertility. After experiencing baby booms in 1947-1949 and 1971-1974, Japan's population has been decreasing since 2015. In an attempt to predict the next baby boom, we searched for any upward demographic trends occurring after 1974. METHODS: We analyzed time trends of the numbers and rates of live births, stillbirths and induced abortions using Japanese government data from 1975 to 2014. We then selected two birth cohorts: the first baby boomers who were 0-4 years old in 1950, and the second baby boomers who were 0-4 years old in 1975, and analyzed their rates of live births, stillbirths, and abortions by five-year age groups...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Mari Siegel, Suzanne Bigelow
BACKGROUND: Palliative care is a rapidly evolving area of emergency medicine. With an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 baby boomers per day reaching retirement age, emergency departments (EDs) are treating more patients with chronic and serious disease. Palliative care offers comprehensive care for patients with advanced medical illness, aims to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life, and plays an important role in caring for these patients in the ED. OBJECTIVES: We sought to increase the emergency physician's knowledge of and comfort with symptom control in palliative and hospice patients...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kim M Shuey, Andrea E Willson
Objectives: In this article, we examine the connection between trajectories of work disability and economic precarity in late midlife. We conceptualize work disability as a possible mechanism linking early and later life economic disadvantage. Methods: We model trajectories of work disability characterized by timing and stability for a cohort of Baby Boomers (22-32 in 1981) using 32 years of data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and latent class analysis...
July 8, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Judith A Jones, Michael Monopoli
With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, many will be on fixed incomes and will lose dental insurance upon retirement. This article presents why a dental benefit in Medicare might save the US government money, and who would likely benefit. It details an approach to estimating costs of inclusion of a dental benefit in Medicare, and compares the proposed approach to existing proposals. Additionally, the ensuing steps needed to advance the conversation to include oral health in healthcare for the aged will be discussed...
October 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
David I Auerbach, Peter I Buerhaus, Douglas O Staiger
Baby-boomer registered nurses (RNs), the largest segment of the RN workforce from 1981 to 2012, are now retiring. This would have led to nurse shortages but for the surprising embrace of the profession by millennials-who are entering the nurse workforce at nearly double the rate of the boomers. Still, the boomers' retirement will reduce growth in the size of the RN workforce to 1.3 percent per year for the period 2015-30.
October 1, 2017: Health Affairs
Deborah O'connor, Elizabeth Kelson
Across academic disciplines and in popular media, the baby boomer generation has been identified as a burgeoning aging population demographic with key differences from their parents' cohorts. As boomers enter old age and begin to access health and social care services, there is an expectation that support programs will need to change to respond to the particular needs of this distinct demographic. To better understand these expectations and their impact on social service provision, this study explores the experiences of boomer-aged adults accessing an emotional health program (EHP) in a Community-based Seniors' Centre, examining what the issues and needs of this group were and how they differed from an older cohort of EHP users...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Sheryl R Groden, Amanda Toler Woodward, Linda M Chatters, Robert Joseph Taylor
OBJECTIVES: To compare use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) across age cohorts. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys. PARTICIPANTS: Adults born in 1964 or earlier (N = 11,371). Over half (61.3%) are baby boomers and 53% are female. Seventy-five percent of the sample is white, 10.2% African American, 0.6% black Caribbean, 9.35% Latino, and 4.1% Asian. MEASUREMENTS: The dependent variable is a dichotomous variable indicating use of any CAM...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Yijung Kim, Kyungmin Kim, Kathrin Boerner, Gyounghae Han
Background and Objectives: Korean baby boomers (born 1955-1963) comprise the largest segment of the population approaching old age in Korea, and the majority is married or partnered. However, little is known about how couples share subjective aging experiences and how their self-perceptions of aging are associated with family experiences in midlife. Research Design and Methods: We analyzed 727 couples from the Korean Baby Boomer Panel Study. Using Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, we investigated whether major health problems within a family and marital quality were associated with perceptions of aging and future time...
August 21, 2017: Gerontologist
Amy Castro Baker, Stacia West, Anna Wood
Background and Objectives: The Great Recession disproportionately impacted older adults and women of color, suggesting that women may be entering retirement without adequate assets. However, the current literature lacks a detailed account of women's experiences of mortgage trouble and foreclosure, as well as a longitudinal view of how these experiences impacted their overall financial assets. Research Design and Methods: Grounded in cumulative inequality theory, this mixed methods study employed a QUAL→quan approach to gather qualitative data from a sample of 21 older adult women regarding their experiences of mortgage trouble...
September 8, 2017: Gerontologist
George Cholankeril, Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, Andy Liu, Jeevin S Sandhu, Satheesh Nair, Menghan Hu, Aijaz Ahmed
We aim to study the impact of the baby boomer (BB) generation, a birth-specific cohort (born 1945-1965) on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-related liver transplantation (LT) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), alcoholic liver disease (ALD), and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We performed a retrospective analysis using the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) database from 2003 to 2014 to compare HCC-related liver transplant surgery trends between two cohorts-the BB and non-BB-with a secondary diagnosis of HCV, ALD, or NASH...
September 26, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
Helen Lavretsky
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August 30, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Osama Siddique, Mairin Joseph-Talreja, Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Stephen A Harrison, Zobair M Younossi, Robert J Wong, Aijaz Ahmed
Background and Aims: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most rapidly growing indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States and is on a trajectory to become the leading indication for LT in the next decade. We aimed to study the trends in NASH-related LT among persons born between 1945 and 1965, the baby boomer (BB) generation. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis using population-based data from the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network registry from 2004-2015 to evaluate the birth cohort-specific trends in liver transplant waitlist registrations and liver transplant surgeries in patients with NASH...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
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