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June 15, 2016
Charles R. Griffith, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Family Medicine where he will provide family medicine services to his patients.
June 15, 2016
The CMS says it has surpassed its goal for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. Patient advocates, however, are expressing skepticism over the claim.
June 13, 2016
Pain should be removed as a "fifth vital sign" and management of pain should not be used in official quality measures, delegates testified Sunday at the American Medical Association's (AMA) annual meeting here.
June 12, 2016
Dover Center recently congratulated Dr. Magued Rizkalla on representing New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association annual conference. The state chapter known as the New Hampshire Medical...
June 6, 2016
Nursing homes in the United States care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who may help manage symptoms associated with dementia, including...
June 3, 2016
“Even very modest efforts at education and problem-solving can go a long way to improving care for people with dementia and reducing bad habits in the care of these patients,” said Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD. “There is no question there is a...
May 31, 2016
Women tend to be good multitaskers, but that skill may lead to more falls in older years than their male counterparts, notes a new cohort study published in JAMDA , The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine .
May 31, 2016
The magnitude of medical errors in the clinical setting is staggering. The landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System concluded that “as many as 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a...
April 19, 2016
A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found that almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an Emergency Department over the course of a year...
April 17, 2016
Dr. Magued Rizkalla represented New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference.