Monthly Archives: November 2010

What Pills Don’t we Take??

I am always fascinated when I see a study that asks a question that no one would normally ever think to ask. In today’s Annals of Internal Medicine, Drs. William Shrank, et al. do just that. Using the records of … Continue reading

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Caution – Senior Housing

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. I will be trying to blog a bit more frequently over the next several weeks. My son Ian reported that on a drive through Massachusetts, he was amused to see a road sign … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies

Some slightly irreverent humor, in honor of the Harry Potter release:

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Where’s My Health Care???

Sorry, but I can’t resist this one. New House Representative Andy Harris (R-MD), an anesthesiologist who defeated his opponent by promising to overturn “Obamacare” has arrived in DC and he is angry. Why is he angry? It seems he has … Continue reading

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A Story Worth Repeating

Passed to me by my friend Sarah Rowan, a lifelong teacher. This is not only a validation of the important work they do, but has clear implications for long-term elder care as well: Fifth Grade Teacher As she stood in … Continue reading

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Sepsis, Frailty and Dementia

In early September, I posted a study on the Changing Aging blog about the nature of “frailty”, a condition that is somewhat ill-defined, yet carries real prognostic significance for older adults (http://changingaging.org/2010/09/03/power-up-friday-what-is-frailty/). A newly published study (Iwashyna et al., Journal … Continue reading

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