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June 1, 2017

Grip strength has been linked to risk of adverse health outcomes. This study aimed to quantitatively assess the associations between grip strength and risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer in community-dwelling populations.

June 1, 2017

Demographic trends show absolute and relative increases of older persons worldwide. It has been estimated that 7.7% and 1.6% of the world population are today older than 65 and 80 years, respectively.1 High-income countries will need to adapt their health care systems to meet the challenges arising from population aging.

May 27, 2017

Paratonia, a distinctive form of hypertonia in patients with dementia, causes loss of functional mobility in early stage dementia to severe contractures and pain in the late stages. The pathogenesis of paratonia is not well understood. Patients in early stage dementia with diabetes mellitus showed a significantly higher risk for the development...

May 26, 2017

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House of Representatives. The...

May 26, 2017

This week the President released his full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. The President’s budget starts the budget process now Congress will develop the full budget and pass measures for the fiscal...

May 26, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a series of webinars about the Quality Payment Program. The webinars are generally held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. ET.

On June 7, CMS will address Improvement Activities. This webinar will be presented by Angela Foster. Ms. Foster is the...

May 26, 2017

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May 25, 2017

The objectives of this study were to estimate trends in the prevalence of infections in nursing home (NH) residents using 2006-2013 Minimum Data Set (MDS) data, estimate the number of all infections in 2013, and evaluate differences in trends between MDS versions 2.0 and 3.0.

May 23, 2017

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide, and it has been estimated that between 25% and 70% of these prescriptions have no appropriate indication.1 Because PPIs are often regarded as relatively safe drugs, they are prescribed for prolonged periods of time that frequently extend beyond...