Elizabeth Leis Newman

Elizabeth Leis Newman

Senior Editor

Elizabeth Newman is the senior editor at McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She was previously the Editorial Manager at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, and is a former newspaper reporter. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three cats.

Most Recent Articles by Elizabeth Leis Newman

Elderly with complicated grief benefit from targeted program, study says

Complicated grief is an under-recognized problem in the elderly, but a specific treatment can help, a new study says.

More programs drop out of Pioneer ACO pilot

The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program is now down to 19 programs, out of an original 32, worrying those who have pushed for skilled nursing facilities to embrace the concept.

Study: Beer ingredient boosted cognitive function in younger test subjects, not older ones

Xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops and beer, increased critical thinking skills in young mice but not in older ones, according to a new study.

Judge reverses Medicare appeal ruling in inpatient rehab case

A federal District Court in Louisiana has reversed a Medicare Appeals Council ruling over denials for rehabilitation claims, including one involving an assisted living resident.

 NIH announces $10M in funding to look at gender differences in clinical studies

NIH announces $10M in funding to look at gender differences in clinical studies

The National Institutes of Health is releasing $10.1 million in supplemental funding for healthcare grant recipients to explore gender differences in their research. Men are overrepresented in studies, which can obscure findings, the NIH noted. This can be especially true of diseases affecting the elderly, such as cardiac disease.

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