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Guest Edited by Dr Kinda Ibrahim and Dr Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell.


Long Term Care Environments  

Guest Edited by Prof. Hilde Verbeek and Dr. Gary mitchell.


Frailty 

Guest Edited by Prof Ivan Aprahamian and Dr. Qian-Li Xue.

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BMC Geriatrics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

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  • Anisa Lowe, BioMed Central, UK

Featured Content: April 2022

Research Article: The effects of vitamin D supplementation on frailty in older adults at risk for falls

Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level is associated with a greater risk of frailty, but the effects of daily vitamin D supplementation on frailty are uncertain. This secondary analysis aimed to examine the effects of vitamin D supplementation on frailty using data from the Study To Understand Fall Reduction and Vitamin D in You (STURDY).

Research Article: Skin cancers and their risk factors in older persons: a population-based study

The prevalence of skin cancer is increasing rapidly. In this study the authors aimed to determine risk factors for skin cancer or its precursors in an older population. More specifically, to study the association of new skin cancers with previous skin cancer, sex, age, Fitzpatrick’s skin type, history of outdoor work and socioeconomic status (SES).

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