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September 11, 2017
As the United States faces the worst opioid epidemic in history, with prescription drug use reaching peak levels, more evidence continues to show that cannabis is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous or lethal pharmaceuticals. “The potential...
September 8, 2017
“The potential for addiction and health risks associated with using multiple scheduled drugs places additional direct monetary and health costs on patients and healthcare systems due to an increased number of side effects, risky drug interactions,...
August 18, 2017
An a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled...
July 11, 2017
Experts on frailty from 13 countries around the world have convened to develop clinical practice guideline (CPG) recommendations for the management of frailty, published in the July issue of JAMDA . Frailty is defined as “a reduced strength and...
July 7, 2017
A group of Spanish researchers has developed the basis of a new model to better classify patients when it comes to prescribing anabolic hormone supplementation. A researcher from Faculty of Sciences for Physical Activity and Sport (INEF) at UPM...
May 30, 2017
As the disease progresses in patients with dementia, it is recommended that goals of care be reassessed to meet changing needs. Especially as these patients near end-of-life, goals generally shift from disease-targeted therapies to a more palliative...
April 18, 2017
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, a partner in the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely ® campaign , recently announced its Choosing Wisely Champions . This recognition goes to David Smith, MD, CMD,...
Resolution C17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine join with other professional organizations (including but not limited to the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American...
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...