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Body's Overactive

How Preventable Is Sepsis May Contribute To Death

A new study, recently publish in the journal JAMA Network Open, investigates. New research reviews the care that people receive when hospitalize for sepsis. Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that develops from the body’s overactive response to an infection. According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, over 1 million people in the…

Older Adults

Exercise Activates Memory Neural Networks In Older Adults

How quickly do they experience the benefits of exercise. A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increase activation in the brain circuits associate with memory including the hippocampus; which shrinks with age and is the brain region attack first in Alzheimer’s disease. “While it has…

Bone Strength

Muscle Strengthening Exercises Are Important For Building Bone Strength

Muscle strengthening exercises are important for building bone strength and preventing osteoporosis, but new research shows that even just 10,000 steps a day can help to keep bones strong. The study, involving Newcastle University and publish in the Journal of Public Health; find that people in their 60s who spent a lot of time sitting…

Effective Therapy

No Effective Therapy For Alzheimer's Disease In My Lifetime

Biogen recently announced that it was abandoning its late stage drug for Alzheimer’s, aducanumab, causing investors to lose billions of dollars. Not only have there more than 200 fail trials for Alzheimer’s; it’s clear for some time that researchers are likely decades away from being able to treat this dread disease. Which leads me to a prediction:…

Nursing Home

Researchers Find Fewer Hospital And Nursing Home Admissions

A new study led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, a physician and assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine; has find that participation in a medically tailor meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending.…

Older Patients

Unblocking Arteries After Heart Attack May Be Lifesaver

Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely than younger patients to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries. But, older patients were more likely to survive heart attacks if they have the procedure, called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, according to a new research letter in…

Older People

Low Scam Awareness In Old Age May Be An Early Sign

Low scam awareness in older people is associate with risk for developing Alzheimer dementia or mild cognitive impairment in the future. These findings suggest that changes in social judgment occur before changes in thinking or memory are recognizable. Findings from a prospective cohort study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Impairment is critically important…

Sleep Apnea

Obese Sleep Apnea Patients May Live Longer With PAP Therapy

Obese people with sleep apnea may live longer with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, a recent study suggests. After following obese patients with sleep apnea for about 11 years; so researchers find those who use PAP were 42% less likely than those who didn’t use PAP to die of any cause. Un treat obstructive sleep…

Affordable Palliative Care

Fintech Firm Uses Analytics To Offer Affordable Palliative Care

Newly launched fintech health start-up Alignd uses real-time data analytics to bring alternative and affordable palliative care to the South African market. Alignd works in collaboration with medical schemes to provide financial solutions to palliative patients, improving the quality of life for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Patients who meet the clinical criteria The company uses…

Communication Skills

Hospitalists Lack Palliative Care Communication Skills

Communication continues to be an under emphasized skill in healthcare settings, and the result is more burden on physicians when dealing with emotional or tolling scenarios with patients. In a study presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2019 Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. National organizations that hospitalists It’s be agree by multiple…

Palliative Care

Midazolam, Safety Of Use In Palliative Care, Systematic Critical Review

In palliative care, patients are prone to intractable symptoms, most frequently fatigue (88%), anorexia (56%), pain (45%), dyspnea (39%), dizziness (38%), xerostomia (34%), anxiety (30%) constipation (29%), confusion (24%), nausea (17%) and insomnia (14%). Midazolam is one of three most frequently administer drugs in palliative medicine; so the others being morphine and haloperidol. According to…

Medicaid could save life

Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within A Year

Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1% would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. The median state would save $25 million, ranging from $630.2 million in California; (if the smoking rate dropped from…