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  • A Simple Piece of String Can Enhance Your Life

    Living longer. Many individuals are often attempting to find some fountain of youth that can enhance their lives. Commercials and advertisements abound with supposed remedies that will increase one's life. Yet, a very simple technique that dentists have been advocating for years can be an important enhancement for one's longevity. Research has ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on December 8, 2014
  • One Half of Commonly Prescribed Medications Increase Falls Among the Elderly

    The European Journal of Public Health has found some important news: Many medications prescribed to the elderly may potentially lead to more harm due to falls, which subsequently can lead to certain life-threatening injuries. It was found that one-half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications that are used frequently among the older ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on September 3, 2014
  • Walking Your Brain to Health

    Some recent research has revealed that walking may be associated with slower cognitive decline and even possibly forestall or prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's.  Dr. Cyrus A. Raji, Ph.D., who led this study, found that walking just 5 miles each week resulted in greater preservation of the tissue volume of the brain. Often, a reduction ...
    Posted to Gerotalk (Weblog) on May 17, 2011
  • Beware of Contractors

    From Tennessee comes a cautionary tale for nursing home operators about the perils of contracting with parties who provide services reimbursed by the federal government. Outsourcing and downsizing are sometimes good ways of dealing with not having enough professionals on staff to provide services, but contracts with these providers should be ...
    Posted to Legal Speak (Weblog) on March 31, 2011
  • Smoker's Rights?

    Last week a client called me up and asked me this question: could he legitimately refuse to hire health care workers because they smoke?  His position was that as a health care organization, it was important to hire individuals who share the commitment of the organization to healthy lifestyles. He also objected to the fact that ...
    Posted to Legal Speak (Weblog) on October 13, 2010