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Retirement community tub source of Legionnaires’ disease

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Two residents in a Florida retirement community tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.

Putting humanity in healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing. 

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.

Study: MS can affect social cognition

June 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The brain deterioration associated with multiple sclerosis can hinder a person’s ability to interact with an accurate social context, says a new study in Neurology journal.

Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

June 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Iowa program uses evidence-based findings to help seniors stay independent longer and avoid falls. 

Artery health related to diet

June 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research has found aging blood vessels is more of a reflection of a sedentary culture than genetics, suggesting healthy aging is possible. 

The chronic illness of isolation

May 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Social isolation and loneliness can have such serious effects on mental and physical health that experts are calling them “the new smoking.”

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker. 

Substance abuse among older adults

May 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What’s the profile of a drug abuser? Unfortunately, one of the age groups seeing increased opioid misuse is age 50-64.

Pneumonia antibiotics often ineffective, study finds

May 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study found nearly one in four adults with pneumonia did not respond to prescribed treatment.

Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

The many faces of Alzheimer's

May 19, 2017  |  Nicole Absar, MD
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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. Atypical forms of the disease can be even more challenging to identify, requiring different assessment tools and interventions.

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