A "significantly" increasing number of adults over age 65 need help with personal care, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An international task force has released an updated definition of sepsis-the condition responsible for approximately half of all hospital deaths-that it hopes will improve early identification and treatment.
April Pearce is in the middle of her freshman year at UCLA, settling into life away from home for the first time.
The hospital of the future might not be a hospital at all, having little resemblance to today's sprawling brick and mortar facilities.
Imagine a home where hidden sensors in the walls can predict a fall weeks before the event occurs, the front door can be unlocked from someone who is immobilized upstairs.
There is little in Ruby's life that is easy. Nearly blind and unable to walk more than a step or two, the 39-year-old struggles to raise three sons while dealing with a daunting array of health conditions, from diabetes that recently landed her in the hospital to pain from bulging spinal disks.
After discharge from University Hospitals, a patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease receives a call checking in: How many times have you used your rescue inhaler in the past 24 hours? Are you feeling better or worse than yesterday?
Encouraging doctors and nurses to wash their hands frequently has always been considered an easy and effective way to curb the spread of infection in hospitals and other health facilities.
The American Health Information Management Association has released a free toolkit to guide providers in the development of consumer engagement programs that are part of a larger shift toward value-based payment.
The nation cannot lower health care costs without addressing chronic disease, according to a white paper released today by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
*Opinions expressed in any of the included stories or their publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Kindred Healthcare. This blog post is a compilation of news stories from other sources that have appeared during the past week.
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