To help reporters covering how heat waves affect the elderly, Journalist’s Resource has collected recent research on the subject.
Two new studies present promising findings for early detection of and intervention for Alzheimer’s disease.
As Medicaid reimbursement rates increase, nursing homes add more licensed staff per resident, improving quality of care, a new model suggests.
Elderly patients who were prescribed opiates had longer hospital stays, on average, than those who were not.
Among the elderly, women and black people are more likely to be admitted to the hospital from exposure to wildfire smoke than men and people of other races.
A new study suggests marathon races interfere with ambulance service. Transportation delays may help explain why elderly patients with cardiac problems are more likely to die if they live near marathon routes.
Older patients are diagnosed with elder abuse in less than 0.02 percent of emergency room visits, an indication that doctors may not be spotting signs of abuse.