Canadian Medical Association Journal

Healthcare reform precipitates split in Extendicare's U.S. and Canadian operations, CEO says

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Extendicare Inc., which operates more than 240 senior care centers, will be splitting up its U.S. and Canadian businesses, the company announced Thursday.

Depression linked to higher emergency admissions for elderly men

Depressed elderly men are twice as likely peers who are not depressed to have an emergency hospital admission, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The authors suggest that depressed patients may not carefully follow treatment plans and that depression may inhibit communication with patients who suffer from acute or chronic illness.