Harvard Medical School
Nursing homes and other non-hospital providers largely have been overlooked in efforts to improve patient safety, and this needs to change, an expert told a Senate panel Thursday. Today, "little is known" about the "distinct safety issues" in nursing homes and other non-hospital settings, said Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a professor at Harvard Medical School.
A contact lens that can deliver glaucoma medication may signal a new era for treatment of the eye disease. Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a lens that can deliver large amounts of latanoprost, which is a common glaucoma treatment drug.
Older adults with diabetes who took insulin through their nose showed cognitive improvement, a small pilot study finds.
Palliative care reduces the number of visits seniors in long-term care settings make to emergency rooms, a new study finds.
Like sitting in a tub of hot cocoa on the shore of an enchanted mountain lake while listening to a choir of violin-wielding angels. That's about how it felt to spend some quality time last week at the LeadingAge conference in Denver.
Academic investigators at four locations are sending explanatory letters to over 1,300 nursing home residents who were placed in harm's way during a study testing hip-protecting undergarments.