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Skilled nursing's impact on reduced hospitalization

March 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Under considerable pressure to demonstrate their worth as the health care system moves to value-based care, skilled nursing providers are monitoring patients more closely — even after discharge.

Sick staff should stay home, experts say

March 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Flu-like symptoms typically last about two days on average, according to the CDC. The grey area is the duration when you can still spread the virus.

Blood tests may show varying dementia risks years before diagnosis

March 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future...

FDA updates standards, improves ability for Alzheimer's research

March 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

A loose standard in place since the 1990s required clinical trials to show that a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease improved patients’ cognition and function.

Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

February 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

Blood test in development for Alzheimer's detection

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Researchers in Japan and Australia say they have made important progress in developing a blood test that could in future help doctors detect who might go on to get Alzheimer’s disease.

Be alert for a flu-like virus

January 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

There’s another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it’s not being identified.

UT Medical Center expands Alzheimer's research

January 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Inspired by coach Summitt's vision, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January 2017.

When lifts break

January 4, 2018  |  Kathleen Mears

A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. 

Mourning before death

January 3, 2018  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News

Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help...

How stress can cause weight gain in women

December 29, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. 

Student nurses make the rounds

December 28, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.


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