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January/February 2011: Premier issue

Table of Contents

Cardio-Cerebrovascular
Norm R.C. Campbell et al.
It is as important to treat hypertension in older adults as it is in younger people.
Musculoskeletal Disease
John D. Markman et al.
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the leading cause of spinal surgery among older Americans, yet more than one-third do not gain significant relief from surgical treatment.
Cancer
Erin Kennedy et al.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, and more than half of those newly diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 70 years.
Cancer
Anne Horgan MBBCh et al.
The incidence of colorectal cancer increases with age, with approximately 60% of patients in the US (and similar numbers in Canada) older than 65 years at diagnosis and 40% over the age of 75.