Starting Medicare not linked to major increases in chronic condition diagnoses
Feb 09, 2024
Receiving Medicare coverage at age 65 years gives more people access to care, but it doesn’t necessarily help more people receive diagnoses for chronic diseases when they age into the program, according...
Many older adults with chronic conditions engaged in hazardous drinking at pandemic’s onset: study
Jul 06, 2023
Nearly half of older adults with chronic conditions reported they engaged in hazardous drinking during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.
Pharmacy benefits manager to begin air-dropping prescriptions
Feb 07, 2022
Magellan RX Management, a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), in partnership with Zipline, a drone technology provider, will start air-dropping prescriptions, including specialty medications used to treat...
Reading clinic visit notes benefits older adults
Aug 26, 2021
Older adults with chronic conditions report reading notes helped them to remember their care plan, medications
CBT is ‘highly effective’ for chronic insomnia in the oldest adults, new study finds
Jun 16, 2021
Despite the medical complexity and advanced age of study participants, cognitive behavioral therapy reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep efficacy, and decreased the time it took to fall asleep, geriatrician-researchers...
These factors predict residents’ emergency care outcomes, palliative experts find
Mar 23, 2021
A study that followed residents through all stages of emergency department transfers and care has found that certain comorbidities and levels of stress can predict subsequent recovery from symptoms.
2021 and writing your COVID-19 elegy
Mar 11, 2021
If you are an avid reader, or even if you are not, you have likely heard of “Hillbilly Elegy.” The book was written by J.D. Vance and has subsequently been turned into a movie on Netflix ripe with...
Falls and chronic conditions beget more falls, Medicare survey data show
Jan 12, 2021
Older people who report at least one fall are twice as likely to have another fall in the same year, and chronic conditions raise the risk even higher, a new review shows.
New evidence pinpoints health clusters that raise dementia risk
Jan 07, 2021
Older adults with diagnoses of neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular multimorbidity had the highest likelihood of developing dementia over 12 years, investigators report.
Medicare C-SNP enrollment improves kidney disease outcomes: study
Nov 03, 2020
Adults with end-stage renal disease appear to have lower rates of hospitalization and mortality when they enroll in Medicare’s Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans, a new investigation has found.