New Cards Mean New Medicare Scams

The FTC warns seniors to hang up if they receive calls from individuals claiming to be from Medicare and asking for Social Security or bank information. Debra Shute, October 25, 2017 New Medicare cards will be mailed out automatically, starting April [...]

2017-10-31T10:01:32-05:00October 31st, 2017|Health News|

6 Tips for Preventing ED Falls

As simple as encouraging patients to use the call button by Laura Kinsella, BSN, RN, CEN October 29, 2017 The emergency department (ED) presents a set of unique challenges for patient care, not the least of which is unstable patients who [...]

2017-10-30T13:59:46-05:00October 30th, 2017|Health News|

Flu Vax May Improve Outcomes in Other Illnesses

Vaccinated patients hospitalized with flu had lower risk of AKI development by Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today October 29, 2017 Action Points • Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and [...]

2017-10-30T13:54:28-05:00October 30th, 2017|Health News|

Gout Equals Diabetes in Stroke Risk

Gout is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease but not for MI and stroke by Leo Robert, Rheumatology Network October 28, 2017 Gout is a risk equivalent to diabetes for incident stroke, but that is not the case for incident [...]

2017-10-30T13:38:22-05:00October 30th, 2017|Health News|

Combined Adequate Vitamin K and D Could Improve Knee OA

Post-hoc analysis of trial data suggests benefit by Diana Swift, Contributing Writer October 27, 2017 Action Points • Note that this observational study suggested worse physical performance in osteoarthritis among those with insufficient vitamin K and D levels. • Whether this is causative [...]

2017-10-30T13:35:59-05:00October 30th, 2017|Health News|