High-intensity rehabilitation is a safe way to accelerate functional improvements in skilled nursing facility residents who are medically complex, investigators say.
Researchers have found new potential for a safe and widely used medication. The discovery could be “life-changing” for patients at risk of dementia, they say.
Benzodiazepine drug labels must now display the FDA’s most serious “boxed warning” following growing reports of sedative abuse, the agency announced Thursday.
Music program guidelines for dementia caregivers published … CDC chief: 90% of Americans not yet immune to COVID … Statins appear to reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol … COVID incidence skewing younger, feds find
Positive delirium screenings in new SNF residents often lead to inappropriate dementia diagnoses — even in those who are cognitively healthy, investigators contend.
Vitamin D treatment in adults with low levels but no symptoms of deficiency has no effect on most health outcomes, including fractures, depression and diabetes, a new analysis shows.
A compression-first approach that deferred ablation surgery led to slower-healing wounds and a 60% higher rate of ulcer recurrence, the study found.
COVID death counts don’t capture impact of over 1 million ‘life years’ lost … J&J’s one-dose COVID vaccine candidate heads to late-stage trial … Lawmakers angle to investigate political interference in health agencies’ pandemic response … Drug ‘significantly’ improves Alzheimer’s biomarkers in early trial … Common heart defect — even once repaired — may limit…
Once described as the epicenter of West Virginia’s COVID-19 outbreak, a 100-bed facility gained control of its infection and mortality rate. A new study details its most helpful strategies — and biggest challenges.
People who go to bed late and get up late exercise 56% less than their early bird counterparts, a new study finds. A shift in sleep habits could change their health prognoses for the better, investigators say.
A large new study finds that people with type 2 diabetes have a 36% higher risk for vascular dementia when compared with people who do not have diabetes.
CDC advisory panel did not vote on initial COVID-19 vaccine roll-out on Tuesday … Middle-aged Americans report more pain than the elderly … Arthritis drug appears to cut need for COVID ventilator care in study of Hispanic, Black patients … COVID-19 mortality rates higher among men than women … CDC: Adult obesity increasing, levels at…
Getting vaccinated against influenza will not increase the risk for contracting COVID-19 or the likelihood of severe illness and death from the disease, a new study has shown.
Investigators fault a long-standing pattern of segregation and disparities in nursing homes and a lack of oversight and financial challenges in assisted living for the problem.
Today’s elders appear to have greater physical and cognitive function than they did in the 1990s. The consequences of this trend are a mixed bag, Finnish investigators say.
Repeat heart attacks decline, but risk remains high … Medicare reimbursement for joint replacement, other orthopedic surgeries has fallen steadily since 2000 … Benzodiazepine use declines more in older veterans than in Medicare patients … State treasurers urge drugmaker to lower remdesivir pricing, threaten lawsuit
Where staff members call home is a “large and significant predictor” of which facilities in a given county will experience a COVID-19 outbreak, a Harvard study finds.
People receive a later diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment when they actively speak two languages every day, investigators report.
Omega-3 supplements should be a standard preventive treatment for people with cardiovascular disease or who are recovering from heart attack, a new study reveals.
Increased stroke severity found in COVID patients … FDA continues to find faulty hand sanitizer products … COVID-19 antigen tests for assisted living communities are ‘in the mail’ … Consistent definition of sarcopenia needed for diagnosis to be useful, Canadian experts say … Eli Lilly antibody drug helps COVID patients avoid hospital in early tests…