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July 18, 2017

He looked at me with bloodshot eyes. It looked like as if he had been crying. He told me as soon as he saw me in a deep voice, “We will be flying back this afternoon.” His voice was mellow but was filled with sorrow. I could tell that he was trying very hard to stop his tears. He was visiting from another state with his wife to see his dying...

July 18, 2017

To explore associations between carer burden and characteristics of (1) the informal carer, (2) the person with dementia, and (3) the care support network in 8 European countries.

July 18, 2017

Polypharmacy is considered the most important etiologic factor of hyposalivation, which in turn can initiate oral health problems.

July 18, 2017

Depression increases disability and health care utilization in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

July 18, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and FDI World Dental Federation (FDI), malnutrition and bad oral health are of great concern to global health, especially among the older population. This study aimed to assess the associations between oral health problems ([artificial] teeth problems, chewing problems, and xerostomia) and...

July 14, 2017

The call will be held on Tuesday, July 25 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts will discuss the revised Interpretive Guidance (IG) for Nursing Homes and the new Survey Process effective November 28, 2017. Learn about the major components of Phase 2 implementation, changes to the survey process,...

July 14, 2017

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced, "The Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August.” Work on health care reform still tops the list of issues to address. Earlier this month the Senate delayed voting on the...

July 14, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued their proposed rule that would update Medicare payment and policies for doctors and other clinicians who treat Medicare patients in CY 2018.

The Physician Fee Schedule is updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for...

July 12, 2017

We read with interest the review by Willoughby et al examining mortality in nursing home residents following emergency evacuation.1 We recently reviewed interventions and facility attributes that affect outcomes of nursing home residents whose facilities experience a natural or manmade disaster.2 Like that of Willoughby, our review concluded...