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January 3, 2019

The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, which is being held February 11-15 in Orlando, FL, brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges. Expand your knowledge and dive into a variety of compelling topics with HIMSS19 Healthy Aging & Technology Symposium, optional events,...

Spotlight
January 2, 2019

Abely Solutions, Canopy Tools, Raiven Healthcare, and WoundWiseIQ. These four companies will compete in the Society’s 2nd annual Shark Tank competition, to be held at the 2019 annual conference in Atlanta, GA, March 7-10. Their innovations are all unique and their paths to the Shark Tank distinct, but they share an excitement about the opportunity to participate in this event and to interact with conference participants. As Canopy Tools CEO Elisabeth Michel, MPH, says, “When I heard about the Shark Tank, I thought it would be an incredible opportunity that would provide us with exposure...

JAMDA
January 1, 2019
JAMDA
January 1, 2019
JAMDA
January 1, 2019
JAMDA
January 1, 2019
JAMDA
January 1, 2019

Preserving muscle is not only crucial for maintaining proper physical movement, but also for its many metabolic and homeostatic roles. Low muscle mass has been shown to adversely affect health outcomes in a variety of disease states (eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease) and leads to an increased risk for readmission and mortality in hospitalized patients. Low muscle mass is now included in the most recent diagnostic criteria for malnutrition. Current management strategies for malnutrition may not prioritize the maintenance and restoration of muscle...

JAMDA
January 1, 2019

In recent decades, advances in geroscience have taught us that what was formerly referred to as “old age” or “natural causes” is often explained by an accumulation of potentially preventable deficits in multiple body systems, a condition that is encapsulated in certain definitions of frailty.1,2 As research on frailty progressed, the role of declining muscle strength and muscle mass emerged as a key factor in frailty-associated functional decline.3–5 Consequently, reduction in muscle mass and performance, along with a concomitant increase in fat-to-muscle ratio—all of which had been...

JAMDA
January 1, 2019

Throughout the millennia, the cannabis plant has been utilized as a recognized therapy for pain relief and symptom management. Following the Prohibition-era stigmatization and criminalization of all forms of cannabis of the early 20th century, there has been a recent nationwide and worldwide resurgence in interest and use of the cannabinoid compounds extracted from the cannabis plant, that is, medical cannabis. Although at the Federal level, cannabis remains a Schedule I substance, 31 states have already decriminalized possession and use of medical cannabis for specific diagnoses.