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April 28, 2021
Nursing home residents often deal with limitations in basic activities of daily living (ADLs), and 70% have mobility restrictions including the inability to walk or transfer from bed or chair. Lockdowns and quarantines during the pandemic...
April 26, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. In terms of Officers, Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President; Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, is President Elect...
April 22, 2021
The primary goal in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is to prevent diabetic complications and ensure a lifespan similar to that of those without diabetes. However, a longer life doesn’t necessarily translate to longer quality of...
March 24, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
March 23, 2021
Non-traditional and “small-house” nursing homes (NHs), the Green House model being the best known of these, have attracted great interest in the wake of the novel coronavirus; and with good reason. A study published in the March issue of JAMDA...
March 19, 2021
Columbia, MD – Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, chief medical officer of Washington state-based Avalon Healthcare, has been named the 2021 Choosing Wisely ® Champion by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award...
March 12, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
February 17, 2021
Nearly half a million patients receive prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) annually, at a cost of over $35 billion. With COVID-19 putting a substantial burden on hospitals and other health care settings, there is tremendous interest in providing...
February 10, 2021
When is it no longer safe for an older loved one to drive? This is a dilemma that families often face, and it can cause conflict, stress, and anxiety. Older drivers often connect driving with their sense of independence and dignity. A new study in...
January 28, 2021
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are proven medications of choice for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other disorders. However, the significant increase in use of PPIs for ill-defined indications over the years has been associated with...