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August 18, 2019

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Delirium takes its toll, costing the health care system billions of dollars each year; and the condition is associated with increased morbidity, functional decline, nursing time,...

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August 11, 2019

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When she was young, Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, wanted to be an astronaut. Fortunately for her many patients and colleagues, she decided to pursue medicine after watching a news story...

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October 17, 2019

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It’s nearly flu season, and everyone in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) is preparing to keep their residents and staff safe and healthy. They are on high alert for good reason. Statistics from last year’s flu season alone documented 80,000 deaths...

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October 10, 2019

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When practitioners look in the mirror, a growing number see themselves as agents of positive change; but they may not self-identify as leaders. “Leaders arise in all kinds of circumstances, and people can harness things in themselves to be leaders,” says Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD. On...

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August 4, 2019

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Anyone who has met Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, or had the opportunity to see him speak very likely has laughed as well as learned. That unique ability to simultaneously educate, enlighten, and entertain is part of the reason he was named the Society’s...

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October 3, 2019

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“I fear that this focus on older adult oral health may come as a surprise to medical providers and even geriatricians in the trenches of care,” said Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, at the start of the September 16 AMDA On-The-Go podcast. He then led a conversation...

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September 26, 2019

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When David Smith, MD, CMD, received the 2019 William Dodd Founder’s Award at the Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, earlier this year, it was a “career-capping event.” Afterwards, Society members—newcomers and veterans alike—approached him with congratulations....

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September 19, 2019

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When the Society’s Board of Directors headed to Washington, DC, for Hill Day on September 5, a photo of the group captured the event perfectly. The smiling team exuded enthusiasm, energy, and confidence.

When Society President Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD,...

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September 5, 2019

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Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would significantly revise the regulation regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs and the facility-based Quality Assurance and...

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August 29, 2019

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Assisting living (AL) is a true force in senior care, but it looks very different from the social model it started as 30-some years ago. Today, there are nearly 29,000 AL facilities in the country, with over half of their residents aged 85 or older. Most AL facilities...