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September 1, 2017

One thing all of us share — whether we are practitioners or patients, presidents or prisoners — is the need for sleep. A good night’s sleep is a blessing, and a bad night’s sleep is a curse. Although the term “la petite mort” (the little death) is more commonly applied to a different physiological phenomenon, it could easily pertain to sleep....

September 1, 2017

A new recombinant adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine awaiting potential approval from the Food and Drug Administration has been shown to have close to 90% efficacy at 4 years among research participants older than 70 and even those older than 80.

September 1, 2017

PHOENIX — John E. Morley, MB, BCh, likes the challenge of foreseeing the future of long-term care. In his opening editorial of his last year as editor of JAMDA — and in a subsequent interview with Caring for the Ages — he took on the challenge again, offering a vision of even deeper cultural change, an expansive use of technology, and growing...

September 1, 2017

If the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 goals are met, at least 90% of patients and residents in post-acute and long-term care facilities will be immunized against influenza and pneumococcal infection.

September 1, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites representatives from organizations of all sizes to assess current and future functionality of the Quality Payment Program website, as well as make recommendations for improvements. We are looking for:

  • Medicare clinicians
  • ...
September 1, 2017

Thursday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions...

September 1, 2017

In nursing home (NH) residents with a very short life expectancy, the benefits of preventive cardiovascular medication maintenance are questionable.