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Vaccines, vigilance making for a moderate flu season

March 14, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

This winter's flu season may have peaked, but it's not over yet—especially in the South, says the CDC.

Retrofitting medicine tackle boxes

March 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

statDISPENSE aims to create a safe, affordable automated padlock for dispensing emergency medication kits.

HoverTech expands distribution in LTC market

March 14, 2017  |  newswire

Patient lift manufacturer HoverTech is partnering to distribute its lifts in the LTC market.

Potential of onsite hemodialysis for ESRD

March 10, 2017  |  PR Newswire

New data show onsite hemodialysis in the skilled nursing setting can provide a cost-effective alternative to expensive transportation services.

Hoyer lift can handle more weight

March 8, 2017  |  newswire

Joerns Healthcare has released a new and improved version of its Hoyer lift for bariatric residents.

Respiratory virus test gets FDA clearance for point of care

March 7, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The test can now be used at physician offices, clinics and other point-of-care settings to diagnose one of the most common causes of pneumonia and bronchiolitis.

Hearing loss rates to double, researchers find

March 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New research projects overall adult hearing loss to increase in the next four decades but will be highest among seniors, drawing attention to growing need for hearing loss coverage and more affordable treatments.  

Re-evaluating vision and gait

March 6, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Poor vision is a well known contributor to falls risk, but Irish researchers say the reason why isn’t what we thought.

Obesity and hospice usage

March 6, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Researchers combed more than 5,600 Medicare beneficiary records to study the relationship between body weight and engagement with hospice services during the last six months of life.

Welltower, Johns Hopkins partner for quality outcomes

March 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Welltower is moving beyond real estate investments and investing in clinical care through its new collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Pharmacogenomics: Advancing medication management in long-term care

February 28, 2017  |  Don Rule

By Don Rule, CEO, Translational Software

Older adults are at increased risk of adverse drug events, but would medication treatments that are tailored to each person’s genetic makeup help reduce dangerous side-effects and interactions in long-term...

FDA clears 'painless' blood draw device

February 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Although designed for diabetics, the new testing method could be a springboard for other pain-free blood sample collection devices and a blessing for elderly skin.


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