A Medicare policy change meant to reduce the number of hospital observation stays actually is having the opposite effect, a senior Johns Hopkins Medical System executive told a Congressional panel this week.
Research on wound care therapy tends to be poor and reveals few insights for new treatment options, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.
Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to findings in Neurology.
Seniors who have insomnia are more likely to be admitted to a nursing home than those who experience quality sleep, according to a recently published study.
Seniors are increasingly likely to be hospitalized for respiratory problems as it becomes warmer, according to a recently released study.
A bedside device that measures eye movements could become a standard way of determining if extreme dizziness is being caused by a stroke, researchers say.
Seniors in nursing homes are at greatest risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in the winter months, while children are at greatest risk during the summer, according to a recently released study.
OK, so I just figured out why geriatricians are the some of lowest paid physicians in the profession. It's because no one knows who the heck they are! We have proof.
A new six-step approach from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professors outlines management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.
In an effort that is hoped to boost memory and reverse cognitive decline, surgeons at Johns Hopkins hospital recently placed a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with Alzheimer's disease. The implanted device provides deep brain stimulation via low voltage electrical charges and has been used in patients with Parkinson's disease. The first-of-its-kind operation could lead to a new treatment protocol, according to experts.
In an effort that is hoped to boost memory and reverse the mental slide of Alzheimer's sufferers, surgeons placed a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient in the early stages of the disease. The November operation was the first of its kind in the United States.
People with schizophrenia are likely to live a significantly longer life if they take lower levels of antipsychotic drugs and see a mental health professional, Johns Hopkins researchers say.
Sleep quality, or a lack thereof, will no doubt be familiar to anyone who has children. Even if without progeny, some of you might relate to the following.
More seniors with kidney disease should be put on transplant lists, according to a Johns Hopkins researcher. Attitudes based on outdated outcomes instead appear to be keeping seniors off transplant lists, he said.
An infection control program developed by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has helped lower death rates in hospital intensive care units by 10%, experts say. A Thompson/Reuters analysis of the program, which could be adapted for other healthcare settings, asserts it could save $3.6 trillion in waste over 10 years if it becomes more widely used.
Dr. Michele Bellantoni, the medical director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Care Center, was named the 2011 chair of the American Hospital Association's Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation section.
A study from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore suggests that "20-somethings" with highly developed language skills are less likely to have Alzheimer's disease in old age, even if they develop the hallmark brain tangles that typically lead to dementia.