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February 3, 2017
Streptococcus pneumoniae persists as a major health threat to long-term care residents despite nation-wide efforts to encourage vaccinations, according to AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
February 1, 2017
We assembled a cross-cutting team of experts representing primary care physicians (PCPs), home care physicians, physicians who see patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF physicians), skilled nursing facility medical directors, human factors...
January 10, 2017
A properly trained nurse may be key to combatting frailty, according to new findings published in JAMDA.
January 5, 2017
Raymond Lee Owen, MD, 61, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Owen was a Family Practitioner for thirty one years. During this time, he was certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He was also a Certified Medical...
December 15, 2016
--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) announced today a collaboration with AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians...
December 5, 2016
Many people are interested in quality sleep and for good reason. Michigan State University Extension recognizes that quality sleep is important for overall health at any age. Infants through 3 years need up to 15 hours. School age children need up...
December 2, 2016
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are prescribed benzodiazepines have a 43% increased risk of hip fracture, a large Finnish study has found. In a retrospective analysis of 46,373 AD patients, researchers found that one in five patients (or 21...
November 25, 2016
Two related associations have formed an alliance to offer education and resources to healthcare professionals working in post-acute and long-term care settings. Members of AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine include medical...
November 25, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers. Their study looked at all patients living in the community who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s...
November 23, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling...