By Amy Norton, US News, Sep 03, 2020. A group of widely used medications might speed up older adults’ mental decline — especially if they are at increased risk of dementia, a new study hints…. Read More
By Matt Wynn, MedPage Today and John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 17, 2018 | Updated Dec. 31, 2018. Doctors who land in hot water with state regulators have a helping hand when it comes to keeping… Read More
By Judith Graham, KHN.org, FEBRUARY 3, 2020. The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November…. Read More
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 Jaffe, SHOTS NPR, Kaiser Health News, June 06, 2019. A quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries may be receiving bills for as many as… Read More
“Drug-Induced/Iatrogenic Dementia: A Perfect Crime” 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… 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...