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In this issue: The applications in wearables, virtual reality, wound care, resident transportation, infection control screening, robotic pet therapy and more.
The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers.
How do you care for someone who doesn’t think he needs—or wants—help?
Doctors and patients are turning to new therapies to treat stubborn chronic wounds, but research is lacking on whether they are helping.
Controlling breakouts is a trying ordeal to begin with but is more difficult for blogger Kathleen Mears because of nursing home restrictions on what she can put on her face.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.
The maker of TENA will split off its health and hygiene operations under the newly-formed company Essity.
A new drug for serious eczema has been approved for the market, but wait till you see how much it costs.
The National Psoriasis Foundation has released national treatment guidelines for plaque psoriasis, an inflammatory disease of the skin often exacerbated by other chronic illnesses.
The parent company of the Tena products has launched a disposable bathing glove designed with seniors in mind.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the leading body for medical screening recommendations, has given visual skin cancer screenings a rating of “I,” which means insurers don’t have to cover it in wellness checks for beneficiaries.
Stanford Hospital will study patient turning and will help coordinate and optimize efforts to prevent pressure ulcers.
When ankle braces wear out or degrade, getting them back into shape takes more than a simple trip to the local shoemaker. Maintenance and adjustments take time and the services of a good orthotist.