• News

    After a Fracture, Patients Often Continue Meds that Boost Fracture Risk

    September 2, 2016

    Older people who break a bone are often receiving medications that can increase the risk of a fracture

  • News

    Patients Who Don’t Speak English are Likely to Return to the Emergency Room

    May 13, 2016

    (Reuters Health) - Patients in the emergency room who don't speak English well are slightly more likely to return within days, suggesting their care the first time was not as good as it could have been, researchers say. In a study in one New York hospital, about 4 percent of English speakers made

  • News

    Medicare ‘Hospital Star Rating’ May Correspond to Patient Outcomes

    April 29, 2016

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been letting patients grade their hospital experiences, and those "patient experience scores" may give some insight into a hospital's health outcomes, a new study suggests. Some people have been concerned that patient experience isn't the most im

  • News

    “Nonurgent” Patients Might Still End up Being Hospitalized

    April 28, 2016

    (Reuters Health) - Patients assigned a "nonurgent" status on arrival in the emergency room might still be sick enough to be hospitalized, a new study shows. Patients deemed by triage nurses to be "nonurgent" often receive diagnostic services and procedures, and some are even admitted to critical

  • News

    Heart Disease Rates Have Dropped but Vary Widely by Region

    March 31, 2016

    (Reuters Health) - Over the last 40 years, heart disease rates have dropped in the U.S.

  • News

    Gum Disease is Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline for Alzhemier’s Patients

    March 25, 2016

    (Reuters Health) - For people with Alzheimer's disease, having gum disease is tied to faster cognitive decline, according to a new study. "What we have shown is that regardless of the severity of dementia (within this mild to moderate impaired group) that patients with more severe gum disease are

  • News

    Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease is Increased If You Have Sleep Apnea

    March 3, 2016

    (Reuters Health) - Having sleep apnea may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a report from Taiwan. Researchers analyzed data from 2000 through 2010 on 8,600 adults diagnosed with sleep apnea and four times as many adults of similar age, sex and monthly income without sleep

  • News

    Prognostic Disclosures Benefit Cancer Patients

    November 2, 2015

    When doctors discuss prognosis with advanced cancer patients, those patients have more realistic views of their life expectancy and don't seem to experience a decrease in emotional wellbeing, according to a new study. "That the vast majority of cancer patients who are dying say that they want to

  • News

    Nursing Home Residents Likely to Suffer Fractures

    September 30, 2015

    NEW YORK - Older adults living in long-term care are more than twice as likely as their peers living at home to suffer a fracture, and a new guideline endorsed by the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada explains how to reduce their risk. Residents of long-term care tend to be frai

  • News

    7 Hours of Sleep Can Reduce Heart Disease

    September 15, 2015

    Too little sleep, or poor-quality sleep, may be linked to early markers of heart disease in asymptomatic healthy adults, a new study from South Korea suggests. More than 47,000 men and women completed a sleep questionnaire and underwent assessments of coronary artery calcium and plaque as well as