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Fall prevention: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Today marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Organized by the National Council on Aging, observance of the day on the first day of fall has grown across the United States from 11 states in 2008 to 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. The group recommends lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based fall prevention programs and community partnerships to help reduce the risk for falls among seniors.

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance of stabilizing…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research Center polled more…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy legislation…
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Suicide Ideation in Older Adults Recovering from Acute Conditions in a Clinical Recovery Facility

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, August 2017, Volume 43 Issue 9
The aim of the current study was to assess suicide ideation in a sample of older adults recovering from acute…
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April 2012: Psychosocial Interventions in Palliative Care

Vindico Medical Education and Psychiatric Annals

Frank but compassionate discussions about death, integrated treatment modalities, and an understanding of the…
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VIDEO: Vicki Lawrence discusses her chronic idiopathic urticaria

March 8, 2017
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