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FDA to recognize some foreign drug inspections

October 31, 2017  |  U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced drug regulatory authorities in eight European countries can conduct inspections that meet FDA requirements as part of a larger effort to reduce redundancies and free up agency resources.  

Abbott gets FDA clearance for first smartphone heart monitor

October 23, 2017  |  PR Newswire

Bluetooth technology allows physicians to monitor cardiac arrhythmias remotely without requiring cumbersome recording devices.

ASA, senior care sites join Gillette's pilot of 'assisted shaving' razor

October 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Care sites in the United States and the United Kingdom will test the razor, billed as the world’s first razor designed for shaving someone else.

Researchers study links between smell disorders and dementia

October 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration.

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN

The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

High-tech healing

October 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers.

Telehealth: The future of senior living

October 9, 2017  |  Shawn Scott

As the world gets more connected and the silver tsunami rises, technology can help senior living providers care for residents while helping them maintain their independence. 

USPSTF drafts new recommendations for senior fall prevention

October 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The task force analyzed which preventive interventions were the best ways to reduce falls in those age 65 and older, and some of them are surprising.

Why clinical sensors make sense

October 3, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Smart sensors can detect early illness and keep seniors safely independent for longer, according to new research in JAMDA.

A new reality

October 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Virtual reality technology gives seniors life beyond four walls.

Weight considerations for care transitions

September 27, 2017  |  newswire

A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese. 

Chronic disease communication lacking

September 27, 2017  |  newswire

A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.  


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