A temporarily unsupervised Montana nursing home resident burned for an estimated 10 minutes after her cigarette ignited with her oxygen tank, causing second-degree burns and the resident's eventual death, state and federal officials say.
With increased pressure on nursing homes to become smoke-free environments or create safe spaces for residents to smoke, residents and employees may both feel greater pressured to quit.
Exposure to smoke from just one cigarette decreases blood flow to chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. A new study shows the habit's impact on healing is rarely discussed with patients.
Extended use of bupropion, an antidepressant, may help people quit smoking, according to a new study. Bupropion is sold as Wellbutrin and Zyban.
Smartphones and tablets may offer a new way for healthcare providers to help people quit smoking, according to a study from the Columbia University School of Nursing.
Most journalists immediately ask "What's in it for them?" when finding out a big company is doing something that appears moral and draws wide praise. That was certainly true of CVS Caremark's announcement Wednesday that it would stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products on Oct. 1.
Video shows resident left to 'smolder' after catching fire, family charges facility for poor responseOctober 02, 2013
A Chicago nursing and rehabilitation center did not respond adequately when a resident caught on fire while smoking, leading to his death, the man's family has charged.
A Virginia nursing home faces a $1.45 million verdict in a negligence suit involving a former resident who sustained severe burns.
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.
I had a newspaper in one hand and an Egg McMuffin in the other when I got the news, and I dropped them both like they were deadly poison. Canadian researchers have apparently determined that eating an egg yolk is almost as bad for your health as smoking a cigarette
When I embarked upon the working world, it was no surprise to discover that a fair amount of newspaper reporters smoked like chimneys. It was, however, a shock to later work on the grounds of a hospital campus and see laudable healthcare professionals — people who were saving lives! — light up.
Nursing homes often must strike a balance between respecting residents' safety and their rights, particularly in areas such as smoking and sexuality, researchers report.
Gains in life expectancy for U.S. citizens continue to lag behind those in other countries. Perhaps surprisingly, the usual suspects—obesity, smoking and other factors—are not the cause, according to a new study.
Mortality rates in the U.S. have been worsening over the last 20 years. A new report shows that its world rankings have slid during that period.
More than half of nursing students are current or former smokers, according to the results of a recent survey in Italy.
Those who smoke, or suffer from hypertension or diabetes during their middle-age years have a higher risk of developing dementia later, according to a new study.