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Old age, better healthcare?

Dear Sir or Madam,

The industrialized countries are aging. The result: Many things have to be adapted to the needs of elderly people. This includes not only the labor and housing market, but also medicine. For example, there is still a clear need for optimization in the measurement methods for body composition, which should also be suitable for seniors. Why? You can find out in our current interview.

Have a cosy week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team

image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: low-dose CT
Interview: Healthy aging
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Lung cancer: Screening with low-Dose CT scans

Topic of the Month

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Lung cancer is one of the most common and deadliest cancers. The symptoms tend to be non-specific, often causing its detection to be too late. Currently, there is no comprehensive screening. This could change with the use of low-dose CT scans. It should be noted that this is not just an issue of technical feasibility. A screening test must also make sense from a health policy perspective.
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Lung cancer: Screening with low-Dose CT scans
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Healthy aging: further research needed on measurement methods in geriatrics


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Today's society is faced with an aging population. The past has seen the development of many methods for measuring body composition in older adults. However, some of these techniques are not available to medical practices and hospital facilities or are in dire need of optimization.
Read the interview here:
Healthy aging: further research needed on measurement methods in geriatrics
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