Dietary quality has worsened for older U.S. adults, 2-decade study reveals
Mar 14, 2022
Fully 61% of older Americans have a poor quality diet, an increase of 10% between 2001 and 2018, according to standardized measures.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 9
Feb 09, 2021
Vulnerable nursing home residents can mount a strong antibody defense to coronavirus, study finds … ‘Insufficient’ chewing ability tied to residents’ poor oral health and orofacial pain … Most...
Simple exercises improve oral functioning in elders
Jun 07, 2020
Older study participants showed improvements in all functions measured after participating in an eight-week oral exercises program.
Elderly patients with GERD more likely to ignore severe symptoms
Jan 25, 2020
Elderly patients have a high tolerance for acid reflux symptoms, putting them at risk of untreated severe disease, says a medical specialist.
Late-in-the-day eating not heart healthy for women
Nov 12, 2019
Women who eat the bulk of their daily calories in the evening face a higher heart disease risk, according to new research from Columbia University.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, October 21
Oct 20, 2019
Verma: Drug ‘innovation doesn’t mean anything’ if it’s too costly … Research reveals why disordered eating is common in dementia … Harvard scientists pinpoint neural activity’s...
Healthy foods trump type of diet for reducing heart disease
Aug 28, 2019
A diet’s emphasis on fat, carbohydrates or protein may have less impact on heart health than simply eating more healthy foods, researchers say.
Intervention: How eating and drinking can save your skin
Jan 14, 2015
Graduating with a nursing degree in hand, I was ready to bring my new knowledge and skills to the bedside. Thirty years later, I am amazed at how much I still have to learn and apply to my practice. In...
Magic wafers may keep residents healthy
Oct 30, 2014
Most people have some quirky food issue, whether it’s gagging at the smell of fish or a hatred of condiments. I’ll confess mine: I detest raw apples. Apple cider, applesauce, apple pie —...
Survey: Nurses are ‘dangerously’ stressed due to lack of authority, poor management
Jul 09, 2014
A lack of necessary authority and struggles with management are among multiple factors contributing to nurses’ high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.