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Vast majority of nursing home residents chronically constipated, and it's not well controlled, researchers say

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Chronic constipation is highly prevalent in nursing homes and not well controlled, leading to a high likelihood that residents develop fecal impaction, according to findings from a first-of-its kind study.

Vibration could heal chronic diabetic wounds, researchers find

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Diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds might heal more quickly if they are exposed to gentle vibrations, suggests new research from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Stony Brook University in New York.

Chances of peaceful death are three times higher for dementia residents with an advance directive, study finds

Chances of peaceful death are three times higher for dementia residents with an advance directive, study finds

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Dying nursing home residents who have dementia display significantly less fear and anxiety if they have a written advance directive in place, according to recently published research findings.