The National Center for Health Statistics recently unveiled data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey. At the time the survey was conducted, 8% of U.S. nursing home residents had an emergency department visit at some point during the previous 90 days.
Bleeding emergencies can be frightening, even for experience personnel. Bleeding is caused by an internal or external vascular injury. Uncontrolled bleeding can rapidly lead to shock and death. Although the blood is distracting, always remember that maintaining the airway, breathing, and circulation are your top priorities.
A new study reports that older adults who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish, and poultry may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Dark leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and oil-and-vinegar dressings were cited specifically.
From 1999 to 2006, the amount of positron emission tomography (PET) tests for elderly cancer patients increased by more than one-third each year, with scans for Medicare patients growing by an annual average of 39.5% to 53.6% (depending on the cancer type), according to a Duke University study.