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November 22, 2016
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management...
November 16, 2016
AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is strengthening its relationship with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) to increase quality education and access to resources. “The Society’s and GAPNA’s...
November 7, 2016
A large body of research demonstrates that exercise can help patients with diabetes keep their blood sugar under better control. Now, a small new study from New Zealand indicates that exercising immediately after meals controls blood sugar more than...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
November 1, 2016
Dr. Joe Leverett received the Tampa Bay Trophy during the 2016 Airlift Tanker Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 27, 2016.
November 1, 2016
Dr. Zachary Palace has been using EarlySense products at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Since using EarlySense, his facility has reduced the frequency of patient falls by almost 40% and has seen a significant reduction in the number of re-...
October 28, 2016
Dr. Nathaniel H. Copeland, an accomplished physician and avid golfer, died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. He was 95.
October 25, 2016
Esteemed geriatrics clinician, mentor and educator Annette (Annie) Medina-Walpole, M.D., has been named chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Aging at the University of Rochester Medical Center. A professor in the Department of Medicine, Medina-...
October 24, 2016
Dr. Daniel L. Swagerty Jr. has been named professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Wright State University, effective April 1, 2017.
October 14, 2016
A study of elderly patients' end-of-life forms found that 69% had at least one section left blank, and 14% indicated the patient wanted comfort measures only, but also that they wanted be sent to the hospital, receive intravenous fluids, and/or...