In The Last 90 Days Of Life, Dementia Patients Face Burdensome Transitions

Main Category: Alzheimer’s / Dementia
Also Included In: Seniors / Aging;  Palliative Care / Hospice Care;  Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 30 Sep 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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A new study in the Sept. 29, 2011, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine reports that nearly one in five nursing home residents with advanced dementia experiences burdensome transitions in the last 90 days of life, such as moving to a different facility in the last three days of life or repeat hospitalizations for expected complications of dementia in the last 90 days of life.

The need of increase hospital bed

It is crunch time again at some hospitals, It also diverted ambulances to other hospitals almost on a regular basis.The current situation is not yet that hospital Bed.The hard-pressed hospitals have initiated contingency plans.

We expect demand for Medical beds to rise in tandem with a growing total population and a higher proportion of elderly residents.”

As empty beds include those in intensive care – which must always have some empty beds for emergencies – and isolation wards, there could be very few ward beds of Medical Equipment available for patients arriving early the next day.

Residence Clinical Devices for Clients

Even though some nursing homes and prolonged stay hospitals will consider treatment of a affected person in need to have, without the proper insurance policy protection, that individual will most likely be required to commit most of their recovery time, if recovery is doable, at their personal residence. Relying on the man or women, household healthcare gear might turn out to be needed to allow the patient to be cozy.

In Obese Mice, Exercise Eases Arthritis, Even Without Weight Loss

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Article Date: 28 Sep 2011 – 3:00 PDT

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Adding another incentive to exercise, scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that physical activity improves arthritis symptoms even among obese mice that continue to chow down on a high-fat diet.

The insight suggests that excess weight alone isn’t what causes the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, despite the long-held notion that carrying extra pounds strains the joints and leads to the inflammatory condition.

Rise In Prostate Biopsy Complications And High Post-Procedure Hospitalization Rate

Main Category: Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Also Included In: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 25 Sep 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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In a study of complication rates following prostate biopsy among Medicare beneficiaries, Johns Hopkins researchers have found a significant rise in serious complications requiring hospitalization. The researchers found that this common outpatient procedure, used to diagnose prostate cancer, was associated with a 6.9 percent rate of hospitalization within 30 days of biopsy compared to a 2.9 percent hospitalization rate among a control group of men who did not have a prostate biopsy. The study, which will be published in the November 2011 issue of The Journal of Urology, was posted early online.

Two-Thirds Of Men Reported Erection Problems, Often Linked To Lack Of Sex Drive, In Email Sexual Advice Study

More than two-thirds of men who contacted an email advice service run by a leading sexual advice charity had erection problems, which were frequently linked to loss of sex drive, according to research in the October issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice…

I love hospital socks…

I love hospital socks…



I love hospital socks.

by Jaeda Barbie

It is something about comfy, yet sturdy; blue, pink, red shoe socks. I have kept the ones from the birth of my daughter, as well as my numerous stays in the hospital. There is something uniquely reliable about them. I can find positives in almost anything now in my life. I was not always this way. I know some readers are probably laughing out loud at such a silly post, but we must be able to find happiness in even the little things.

Extending Life Of Arthritic Joints

Main Category: Bones / Orthopedics
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology;  Clinical Trials / Drug Trials
Article Date: 23 Sep 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be repurposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic research at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Take a day off, help save a life

Do you have a mission when out on the greens? We invite you to join ours!

Monday, September 26, 2011
The Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St., Carmel, IN
11 a.m.: Lunch Registration
Noon: Shotgun Start
5 p.m.: Reception Awards

Join us for TriMedx Foundation‘s 2011 Mission On The Greens golf outing, the Foundation’s main fundraising event. Our golfers enjoy lunch prior to a shotgun start and a traveling beverage cart, followed by a reception and brief award ceremony. Last year’s event raised a record $51,000 for medical missions.

Predicting Sexual Function After Prostate Cancer Treatment Has Improved

A study published in the Sept. 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center research team, suggests more open discussion between doctor and patient will assist in improving quality of life for prostate cancer survivors…