Cardiovascular Disease

Wolters Kluwer Health adds resident care planning help

Wolters Kluwer Health is adding components to the Lippencott Advisor in the long-term care setting, which will help nurses and clinicians develop better resident care plans, the company said.

Oral health's integral role in long-term care quality

Oral health's integral role in long-term care quality

While easy and relatively quick actions can reduce the severity of oral health issues developing over time, they are some of the most challenging activities to consistently attend to in many managed care settings.

Fitness programs improve quality of life for wheelchair users

Fitness programs improve quality of life for wheelchair users

Regardless of the resident's age, physical condition or exercise experience, there are a number of techniques for helping them exercise and gain from its many benefits. Any type of exercise can be augmented to the resident's needs and limitations.

American Geriatrics Society reverses recommendation on elderly diabetics' aspirin use

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Elderly people with type 2 diabetes should not take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to draft guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society. The organization reversed its previous recommendation on aspirin usage in its recently updated "Guidelines for Improving the Care of the Older Adult with Diabetes Mellitus."

Sweet treatment you'll crave: Chocolate helps the heart

Sweet treatment you'll crave: Chocolate helps the heart

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Oh, happy day! Now here is a study that I think pretty much everyone can get behind. Researchers found that dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa) may be an inexpensive and effective way to help prevent cardiovascular events and reduce your risk for heart disease.

HHS unveils new national quality improvement strategy

HHS unveils new national quality improvement strategy

The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday rolled out its "National Strategy for Quality Improvements in Health Care," a "first-ever" plan to guide quality improvement measures at local, state and national levels. On Thursday, the 5th Annual McKnight's Online Expo will feature a webcast discussing changing quality improvement initiatives.

Slow walking seniors more at risk for cardiovascular disease, report finds

Seniors who walk quickly are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than their slower walking peers, a new study finds.

Study: Older Americans score better than English counterparts on memory test

When it comes to memory and awareness, older Americans are demonstrably more "with it" than the English, new research shows.