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March 16, 2016
Cutting-edge research suggests that the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract affects brain function. Coupled with copious evidence that nutrition has an impact on both mental and physical health, especially in young people, it's essential we...
March 10, 2016
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society and the American Academy of Nursing are among 20 organizations have been named part of the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to...
March 10, 2016
The ABIM Foundation today announced a new component of the Choosing Wisely campaign—the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to help recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in medicine. More than...
March 6, 2016
AMDA Board Member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, talks about the top three clinical areas AMDA has identified on which assisted living providers need to focus.
March 4, 2016
AMDA Member Albert Riddle, MD, CMD, has been appointed to Chief Medical Officer of Hudson Valley Hospice.
February 24, 2016
Money might not guarantee happiness, but it could buy you physical health in older age, a study published in JAMDA reports. Dr Paul Gardiner, a Research Fellow with UQ's Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, looked at the relationship between...
February 22, 2016
AMDA Board of Directors member Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, authors a blog on a new Dartmouth Atlas Project, "Our Parents, Ourselves," which discusses the aging population and its health concerns across the U.S., especially around end-of-life care. He...
February 15, 2016
Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, winner of the AMDA Foundation 2015 Quality Improvement Health Outcomes Award, talks about an innovative breakthrough technology that “invisibly” and accurately tracks patients with no wires. The solution aimed to assist...
February 2, 2016
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released their position statement, "Management of Diabetes in Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities," and AMDA President Dr. Nsushira Pandya, MD, CMD, was a co-author. "This position statement...
January 19, 2016
Hospital discharges to post-acute care (PAC) facilities have spiked. So have hospital readmissions from PACs, or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And that could be deadly, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long...