Mortality risk increased for MS patients soon after CRC diagnosis
Sep 16, 2021
Associations between MS and all-cause, cancer-specific death partially attenuated after adjustment for disability status
FDA warns of heart-related events for arthritis drug Xeljanz and others in its class
Sep 02, 2021
The agency is requiring a warning label on the arthritis and ulcerative colitis drugs Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) and two other drugs in this class, citing an increased risk of adverse health...
Widowhood speeds dementia’s decline in those at risk
Feb 27, 2020
Spousal loss is a highly stressful life event that may have deleterious effects on the brain, a new study finds.
How do you mend a broken heart? Beta blockers and aspirin might help
Feb 11, 2020
Heart attack risk is high following the death of a close loved one. But preventive drug therapy may reduce the odds of suffering a “broken heart.”
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, February 6
Feb 05, 2020
‘Normal’ resting heart rate varies greatly between individuals … New BiPAP therapy for COPD may reduce risk of intubation, ER visits … End-of-life care supports a ‘good death’ for patients...
‘Awakenings’ in advanced dementia patients inspire search for a cause
Aug 07, 2019
Scientists have begun a search for the cause of a phenomena where people with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease are very lucid near the end of life.
A lasting lesson from Barbara Bush
Anthony Back, M.D., and Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Jun 08, 2018
For many patients and their families, the notion of choosing to stop life-prolonging treatment is unthinkable. Disagreements over when to “give up” can tear families apart, precisely at a time...
Post-Irma death toll at Florida SNF rises to 9 as provider sues state to stop Medicaid ban
Sep 21, 2017
The death toll from the Florida skilled nursing facility that lost its air conditioning following Hurricane Irma rose to nine residents on Tuesday, as the provider geared up for a legal battle with state...
Provider group: Residents’ Irma-related deaths ‘not representative’ of profession
Sep 15, 2017
The deaths of eight nursing home residents after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at their facility are “an isolated incident” that shouldn’t be seen as characteristic of the...
Also in the News for Thursday, Sept. 7
Sep 07, 2017
Authorities investigating death of SNF resident found in ditch after fire alarm was pulled … New Senate spending package gives Medicare $10 million boost to tackle appeals … SNF QRP review...