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Technology boosts nursing home care, study reveals

Technology boosts nursing home care, study reveals

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Long-term care administrators can expect to see an even greater push to share data electronically with hospitals and other post-acute facilities, thanks to new research out of the University of Missouri.

Xbox console used to show how MS harms walking gait

Xbox console used to show how MS harms walking gait

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An inexpensive yet effective tool for assessing walking difficulties in patients with multiple sclerosis may already be sitting in many living rooms, being used for interactive video game activities such as tennis and dancing.

FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

FDA won't regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

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FitBit and other fitness and sleep tracker developers are breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released final guidance in July proclaiming a hands-off approach by the agency when it comes to low-risk devices for general wellness. Through this new policy, the FDA says it hopes to foster the development of low-risk products intended to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Video consultations provide boost to SNF dementia care

Video consultations provide boost to SNF dementia care

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When aggressive behavior occurs among dementia patients, nursing home staff often must resort to using physical restraints or prescribing powerful antipsychotic medications to reduce it.

Prolonging other lives

Prolonging other lives

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How, where and when furniture is used is directly related to the ability to extend its durability and life, especially in high-traffic areas like dining rooms or lobbies

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