MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- The days of old-fashioned house calls may be over, but there is a growing trend toward providing some hospital care in the comfort of patients' homes. Now, a new study suggests it might end up being cheaper and, in some respects, better than traditional hospital care.
The study, done at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, tested a "hospital at home" program -- where patients with certain medical conditions are eligible to receive "hospital-level" care at home.
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 -- Seniors in cardiac intensive care units may suffer delirium and other problems if doctors only focus on their heart, a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement says.
Older adults in the cardiac ICU require different care from younger patients, according to the statement. They're likely to be frail, have other medical conditions and use multiple medications.
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 -- If you're a caregiver for a family member, you need to look after your own mental health to provide the best care for others, an expert says.
Caregivers are at increased risk for depression and anxiety. Clinically significant symptoms of depression occur in 40%-70% of caregivers, and major depression occurs in 25%-50% of these caregivers, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 -- It may come as no surprise to some, but new research shows that taking care of family and keeping a mate are the most important things for folks worldwide.
Researchers surveyed more than 7,000 people in 27 countries about what motivates them. The study included people from a wide range of countries -- Australia and Bulgaria to Thailand and Uganda -- on all continents except Antarctica.