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July 19, 2017
An international group of experts from 13 nations has published a new set of clinical practice guideline recommendations for the management of frailty. The recommendations highlight the need to provide evidence-based information to providers, to...
July 13, 2017
Do you know that about 60 percent of your body weight is because of the water content? Your body requires water to maintain different functions like regulating temperature. Every cell, tissue and organ require water to function properly and keep you...
July 12, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine are proud to announce the appointment of our new JAMDA Editors-in-Chief: Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman...
July 11, 2017
Experts on frailty from 13 countries around the world have convened to develop clinical practice guideline (CPG) recommendations for the management of frailty, published in the July issue of JAMDA . Frailty is defined as “a reduced strength and...
July 7, 2017
A group of Spanish researchers has developed the basis of a new model to better classify patients when it comes to prescribing anabolic hormone supplementation. A researcher from Faculty of Sciences for Physical Activity and Sport (INEF) at UPM...
June 29, 2017
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba, University of...
June 28, 2017
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly AMDA) said in a statement Monday the “Medicaid provisions of this bill will be detrimental to millions of older adults.” “As an organization representing post-acute and long-term care...
June 28, 2017
Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and...
June 27, 2017
Most newly admitted nursing home residents could not be safely and cost-effectively diverted to home- and community-based services (HCBS) because many of them have health issues, such as dementia and stroke, that require high levels of care,...
June 27, 2017
Most individuals admitted to nursing homes have high levels of care needs—because of conditions such as dementia and stroke—that cannot be met cost-effectively elsewhere, such as in the community. According to a Canadian study in the July issue of...