By Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, the President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. August 20, 2019. An Interview with the Institue for Healthcare Improvement. In a recent Health Affairs article, you and Shannon Brownlee of… Read More
What Is an Ototoxic Drug? According to Neil Bauman, Ph.D., “Ototoxic drugs are those medications that can cause ototoxic (ear damaging) side effects to your ears. Such drugs can cause hearing loss, hyperacusis, tinnitus, and other...
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, Sep 09, 2019. Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous… Read More
Social Security Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage For 250,000 Seniors By Susan JaffeSHOTS NPR, Kaiser Health News. A quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may be receiving bills for as many as five months of premiums… Read More
By all accounts, the woman, in her late 60s, appeared to have severe dementia. She was largely incoherent. Her short-term memory was terrible. She couldn’t focus on questions that medical professionals asked her. By Judith… Read More
Medications can be lifesaving by performing critical tasks such as keeping blood sugar at safe levels, hearts thumping rhythmically, and moods afloat. Yet side effects and interactions between drugs (both prescription and nonprescription drugs) may...
From the American Geriatrics Society. Delirium is an acute decline in cognitive function and attention and represents acute brain failure. Postoperative delirium is recognized as the most common surgical complication in older adults, occurring in… Read More
Medicare does not cover an annual physical exam and patients who get them may be on the hook for the entire amount. By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News. When Beverly Dunn called her new primary… Read More
By Sydney Lupkin and Elizabeth Lucas and Victoria Knight. Dozens of patient advocacy groups, like the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, recently appeared in national advertisements objecting… Read More