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Palmetto Health Opens Care Unit for Elderly
The company announced Thursday they're transforming a 30-bed medical unit into one catering specifically to the needs of patients over the age of 65 who are at a high risk for complications.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
UK seeing significant rise in older people living and being diagnosed with HIV
A new paper published online today in the British Geriatrics Society journal Age and Ageing argues that despite a year-on-year increase in the number of people over the age of 50 being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus , there is a reluctance of healthcare professionals to offer HIV tests to older people.
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Valley Medical Group's Primary/Urgent Care Center in Montvale...
Board-certified family practitioner Marciano T. Figueroa, Jr., M.D., who is also fellowship-trained in geriatrics, has joined Valley Medical Group's Primary/Urgent Care Center in Montvale.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Sterilization Equipment and Disinfectants Market - Forecasts to 2019
Sterilization equipment and Disinfectants are used in healthcare facility to kill or eliminate harmful agents and are used as infection control agents.
Lessons learned managing geriatric patients offer framework for improved care
A large team of experts led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician reports that efforts to improve the care of older adults and others with complex medical needs will fall short unless public policymakers focus not only on preventing hospital readmission rates, but also on better coordination of community-based "care transitions."
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
A new look at diabetes patients in the United States who use insulin and wind up in the emergency room with low blood sugar shows the dangerous scenario is more than twice as likely to happen to those over 80 years old.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Upcoming nursing conference puts spotlight on geriatric care
Nurses from hundreds of U.S. and Canadian hospitals will be among the healthcare providers attending the annual NICHE conference April 6-8 in San Diego.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Volunteers enlist in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease
Chris Watanabe is on the cutting edge of brain research. He's not a physician or a Ph.D., but for nearly 20 years, he has been an integral part of a team at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Keck Medicine of USC that is exploring medicine's final frontier to help defeat Alzheimer's Disease.
'Low-Carb Fraud' slams Paleo and Atkins plans: Plant-based diets win for health
If you're feeling virtuous about rigorously following a high protein, high fat, very low carbohydrate diet, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. has a warning for you: You may be harming your body.
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Report: Alzheimer's as Deadly as Cancer, Heart Disease
Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics lists Alzheimer's as the sixth leading cause of death.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Committee on Health approves proposed creation of National Center for Geriatric Health
An elderly survivor evacuated from the disaster zone of typhoon Haiyan is wheeled past a V-22 Osprey on tarmac after arriving on a military plane at Villamor Air Base in Manila November 13, 2013.
ENA joins groups in issuing guidelines for geriatric EDs
In response to the proliferation of geriatric EDs geared specifically to patients ages 65 and older, the Emergency Nurses Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine have issued a comprehensive set of geriatric ED guidelines covering everything from staffing to ... (more)
Grand View Research: In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Market Will Grow at a ...
Constantly improving patient awareness levels pertaining to infectious diseases and their subsequent diagnosis, the introduction of advanced molecular and tissue diagnostic tests for cancer such as companion diagnostics and the growing global base of geriatric population are some of the primary drivers for this market.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and 2-Year Mortality in Elderly...
From the Departments of Geriatric Medicine and Cardiology , Hospital Meixoeiro, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo, Vigo, Spain; Instituto de InvestigaciA3n BiomA©dica de Vigo , Vigo, Spain ; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain ; and Department of Preventive ... (more)
Low carb diet may make you unhealthy, shorten your life: study
Eating a high protein, low carb diet could actually make you unhealthy and more likely to die younger, a landmark Australian study has found.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Stater Bros. Charities Donates $75,000 to the Geriatrics Department at City of Hope
The social worker will gain hands' on experience working with the geriatrics team, participate in educational conference calls, seminars and conferences, and develop a comprehensive resource manual for older patients that will provide information about support services on campus and in the community.
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Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical...
Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial for ITI-007 in Healthy Geriatric Subjects and Patients with Dementia, Including Alzheimer's Disease /PRNewswire/ -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for central nervous system disorders, today announced ... (more)
General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease
Cochrane database of systematic reviews In Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Broad spectrum assessment of psychopathology and adaptive functioning ...
Broad spectrum assessment of psychopathology and adaptive functioning with the Older Adult Behavior Checklist: a validation and diagnostic discrimination study.