Cleveland Clinic: Calcium supplements linked to earlier death in seniors with heart disease … In new video, AHCA’s chief doc urges nursing home staff to get vaccinated … Cholesterol drug lowers risk...
Evidence fails to support vitamin D screenings in asymptomatic adults, task force finds
Sep 24, 2020
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.
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, August 11
Aug 11, 2020
Gilead seeks full U.S. approval for remdesivir … Mouthwashes may provide brief COVID-19 transmission protection, researchers claim … Calcium and vitamin D may help prevent future vertigo episodes,...
Choking hazard: Seniors struggle to swallow vitamins, calcium pills
Aug 21, 2019
Older adults are much more likely to choke on dietary supplements than are younger adults. Multivitamins and calcium pills are the biggest culprits.
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Jan 03, 2018
Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients … Medicaid pays patients’ acupuncture for pain management … Vitamin D, calcium supplements don’t prevent...
Calcium supplements raise dementia risk in women surviving stroke sevenfold, study finds
Aug 19, 2016
Calcium supplements are tied to an increased risk of dementia in senior women who have had a stroke, researchers have found.
Nutrition plays important role for dementia residents
Jessica Shyu M.S., R.D.
Jun 10, 2015
Senior living communities now have world-class dining options and produce engaging activities for residents of all ages.
CMS boosts payments, incentives for dialysis centers
Jul 03, 2012
Medicare payments to providers that offer outpatient maintenance dialysis treatments will increase 2.5% in calendar year 2013, regulators said.
Study: Dietary supplements linked to higher mortality risk in older women
Oct 12, 2011
Going against conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that multivitamins and some other supplements actually increase the odds of mortality.