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Heart Failure Risk In ALVSD Patients With Diabetes

Men with diabetes are 2.4 times more likely than non-diabetics to suffer heart failure and women are five times more likely. A new Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study reveals how, on a cellular level, diabetes can cause heart failure.

The findings could lead to medications to treat and perhaps prevent heart failure in diabetes patients . The study was published in the journal  JCI Insight . 

High-Intensity Rehabilitation Services For Residents Of Nursing Homes

A new study reveals a growing trend of potentially unnecessary and harmful high-intensity rehabilitation services for residents of healing homes. The study finds that this trend, which may be driven by a desire to maximize reimbursement rates, is on the rise for patients in the last 30 days of life, indicating that these services may be interfering with appropriate end-of-life care.

The study was published in the  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.