Flu cases already up 23 percent this season: Walgreens
Oct 20, 2021
Flu activity in the United States is 23% higher so far this season than in 2020, sales of flu medications at Walgreens suggest.
CDC urges flu shots as survey shows half of Americans do not plan on it
Oct 08, 2021
Severity of the upcoming flu season is unclear, but other respiratory infections have already returned.
Johnson & Johnson seeks FDA emergency approval for its booster shot
Oct 05, 2021
An FDA advisory panel will review J&J data next week and vote on whether to recommend boosters.
Physical activity linked to lower mortality in stroke survivors
Aug 12, 2021
Dose-response relationship seen; most of the risk reduction occurred between 0 and 20 metabolic equivalent hours/week
Rehospitalization increased with delayed home healthcare in diabetes
Sep 09, 2021
Racial/ethnic-minority patients are less likely to receive services within 14 days after discharge to home healthcare.
Number of homebound older adults up in 2020
Sep 08, 2021
In 2020, the proportion of community-dwelling, homebound older adults substantially increased, according to a research letter published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Only one in five older, sick adults have a DNR order at admission
Sep 10, 2021
The authors say that advance care planning discussions with clinicians are needed earlier.
FDA advisory panel set to meet on COVID-19 booster shots
Sep 02, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a key advisory panel meeting on COVID-19 booster shots on Sept. 17, a mere three days before the Biden administration plans to begin offering third shots...
Home hazard removal program cuts rate of falls among elderly
Sep 03, 2021
Although the program did not reduce the hazard of falls, the authors say it nonetheless may be an important, cost-effective intervention.
Home hospital model creates capacity, delivers quality care
Aug 26, 2021
Findings show model can successfully free up hospital beds by treating some patients at home during a pandemic.