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February 3, 2017
Streptococcus pneumoniae persists as a major health threat to long-term care residents despite nation-wide efforts to encourage vaccinations, according to AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
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...
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...
January 10, 2017
A properly trained nurse may be key to combatting frailty, according to new findings published in JAMDA.
January 5, 2017
Raymond Lee Owen, MD, 61, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Owen was a Family Practitioner for thirty one years. During this time, he was certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He was also a Certified Medical...
January 4, 2017
Assessing all older patients in geriatric day hospitals (GDHFs) for frailty and cognitive impairment can be challenging. Now a new study suggests that a care model involving a specialist nurse trained in primary care and geriatric assessment seems...
December 15, 2016
--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) announced today a collaboration with AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians...
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...
December 2, 2016
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are prescribed benzodiazepines have a 43% increased risk of hip fracture, a large Finnish study has found. In a retrospective analysis of 46,373 AD patients, researchers found that one in five patients (or 21...
November 30, 2016
Falls are a serious threat to the health and safety of older Americans and can have consequences ranging from bruises to head trauma. Now a new study, published in JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , suggests that the...