Researchers from the University of Florida say they have proven that floating respiratory droplets contain live coronavirus.
Nursing home residents undergoing dialysis might be at a higher risk for infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of exposures to staff members and community dialysis patients, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Facilities with higher Five-star ratings for nurse staffing were less likely to have COVID-19 cases when compared with lower-rated providers, according to a new research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Monday.
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After a June drop in infections, an “alarming” July spike among nursing home residents put rates nearly back where they were in May. The numbers are not surprising, industry observers say.
A high-dose painkiller prescription often accompanies hospital patients upon discharge to a skilled nursing facility. The result is a complex medication management challenge for care providers, investigators say.
Emergency respiratory care visits increase among older Medicare patients in the days surrounding a thunderstorm, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School.
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Lower staffing could be a key indicator for how well nursing homes fare during the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.
The FDA has cleared the way for a phase 2 trial of the antiviral tablet favipiravir to control COVID-19 outbreaks among staff and residents.
Increasing body weight is associated with decreased activity and blood flow in the brain, according to a new imaging study.
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Older adults with systolic orthostatic hypertension — a sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing — may be more prone to dementia, according to a new study.
Symptomatic and asymptomatic adults carry a similar amount of the virus, a study of infected patients has found. What’s more, 81% of the asymptomatic participants had no outward signs of disease for up to 26 days beyond diagnosis.
A rice cooker or an Instant Pot effectively decontaminates N95 respirators without compromising fit and function, researchers say. They demonstrate the method in a YouTube video.
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Certain health problems are more likely to follow patients after hospitalization for COVID-19. “For some, the road to recovery may take months,” investigators say.
An increase in diabetes-related nontraumatic amputations has been notably severe in younger adults, but a new study finds a rising rate of toe and foot amputations in older Medicare beneficiaries as well.
One hundred million doses of the experimental vaccine will be stockpiled. The deal increases the likelihood that the United States will have at least one safe, effective vaccine by 2021, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said.
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