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A pesky eye lump

February 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears had an eye infection that required multiple doctor visits and medications, which can be a frustrating and trying for anyone but especially an incomplete quadriplegic. 

Cannabis use highest among senior population

February 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A new report has found the use of cannabis has nearly tripled since 2000, but little research has been conducted to show reliable, representative information about usage and attitudes among older adults.

Silverado launches program for movement disorders

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The national care chain designed the cross-departmental program specifically to support residents with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

The POLST conversation

February 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

Respecting end-of-life wishes is the ultimate goal in a person-centered care environment. So, how can caregivers help residents have "the conversation" and understand their choices?

Residents not receiving opioids

February 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

At least four Brookdale Charleston residents weren’t receiving their prescription medications. 

One-on-one with…Jeff Stamps, RPh

February 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

Our Q&A with Jeff Stamps, CEO of Remedi, explores the future of LTC pharmacy and how pharmacy services can help SNFs comply with documentation and care planning.

New C. diff treatment reduces recurrent infections by 40%

February 7, 2017  |  University of Leeds newswire
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Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the bane of nursing homes, since it tends to return over and over again. British reserachers have found a drug that could stop the cycle in its tracks.

A co-managed approach to hip fractures

February 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pairing geriatricians and geriatrics-trained clinicians with orthopedic surgeons to improve outcomes for seniors with hip fractures.

Diabetes deadlier than previous estimates

February 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers have found the proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes is three times higher than estimates based on death certificates. 

Eye problems: What patients say vs. what doctors see

February 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Problems in vision records can cause headaches for both clinicians and patients, new study finds.

Sedentary lifestyle has measurable effect on cellular age: UCal study

January 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

New research is another warning to older couch potatoes: A person’s biological clock is affected by a lot more than time.

Tech industry creates a new healthcare reality

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A new startup is trying to move the healthcare experience forward beginning by re-examining primary care. 

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