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Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

SCA Group votes to split

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The maker of TENA will split off its health and hygiene operations under the newly-formed company Essity. 

FDA approves antibody-based eczema drug

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A new drug for serious eczema has been approved for the market, but wait till you see how much it costs.

New treatment targets for psoriasis

December 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The National Psoriasis Foundation has released national treatment guidelines for plaque psoriasis, an inflammatory disease of the skin often exacerbated by other chronic illnesses.


New bathing glove eases hygiene tasks

November 8, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The parent company of the Tena products has launched a disposable bathing glove designed with seniors in mind.

USPTS nixes required coverage for visual skin screenings

August 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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 to conduct study on pressure ulcer prevention

October 20, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

Stanford Hospital will study patient turning and will help coordinate and optimize efforts to prevent pressure ulcers.

Getting AFOs repaired

September 4, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

A case of scabies

May 19, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Caregiving and assistance with activities of daily living in institutional settings require close body contact. If unknown rashes appear, implement infection control procedures.

Hurricane Sandy: A lesson in survival

May 13, 2015  |  Brenda Stratton, RN, MSN, CT-1, DMAT

Extraordinary events call for extraordinary measures, especially in caring for special populations. Evacuation is more than simply staying “high and dry.”

Bites and stings can be serious

May 12, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Flying and crawling critters are not just seasonal, and to them, humans are a very tempting buffet. Sometimes the consequences of being a feeding zone require professional care.

Study: Medicare beneficiaries' melanoma excisions often delayed

May 6, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Potential for increased stress, illness and death is increased when surgery for melanoma, a leading cause of skin cancer diagnosis, is delayed.


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