Evaluating Frailty in Seniors

Fifteen percent of older Americans living at home or in assisted living settings are frail, a diminished state that makes people more vulnerable to falls, chronic disease and disability. Another 45 percent are “pre-frail,” or at heightened risk of becoming physically diminished.

There's Still Time to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Happen

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you made on January 1?  You’ve got about two months left in the year to make them happen. But if you forgot about your resolutions back in February, you can still finish the year off strong.

Drug Allergies: 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Frieda Wiley, PharmD, CGP, RPh

High-Volume Facilities Better for Nursing Hip Fractures

There isn't a lot of information available to help family caregivers choose the best skilled nursing facility for an elderly loved one who breaks a hip, but a September 2015 study done at Brown Universityt suggests a potentially useful quality indicator: the facility's number of hip fracture patients during the prior year.

Information Handling by Some Health Apps Not as Secure as It Should Be

Some health apps that have been clinically-accredited may not have been complying with principles of data protection, according to research published in September 2015 inthe open access journal BMC Medicine. In some instances health apps were found to be sending unencrypted personal and health information, which means users of these apps may have had their privacy put at risk.


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