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February 21, 2017
With increased use among the elderly comes increased awareness by both patients and healthcare providers. For instance, the medical provider group AMDA (The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine) will host a “Marijuana 101” lesson at...
February 19, 2017
In March, an influential group of medical providers, AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, will tackle the issue at its annual conference. Cari Levy, the group’s vice president, will offer a “Marijuana 101” lesson on the...
February 13, 2017
Based on a number of queries from the field regarding the application of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) pneumococcal vaccination recommendations, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has...
February 2, 2017
Despite broad-scale efforts to encourage vaccinations and preventive measures, streptococcus pneumoniae continues to pose a serious health threat in the U.S., particularly among adults 65 years and older, and others with specific risk factors. A new...
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...
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 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 21, 2016
Last week the U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named the recipients of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment...
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...