Chronic Disease

Cheer up: Negative view of pain treatment actually affects outcome, researchers find

Whether you perceive the glass as half-full or half-empty could impact the way you react to pain and other medical treatments, according to a new study into the effects of negative thinking.

Experts provide new definitions for malnutrition

An international panel of nutrition experts has released new and universally applicable definitions of malnutrition to help researchers, clinicians and healthcare workers identify and treat malnutrition.

New law strives to keep older adults at home

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When you read between the lines of the healthcare reform law, its general intent becomes clear: The law is about increasing home- and community-based services (HCBS), and improving wellness and prevention.

HHS to release $27 million to fight chronic disease among older adults

HHS to release $27 million to fight chronic disease among older adults

The Department of Health and Human Services is disbursing $27 million in stimulus package funds to bolster care and prevention of chronic conditions among the elderly through the HHS' Administration on Aging (AoA), it said Wednesday.