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The Journal of the American Medical Association

Preventing Falls Among The Elderly

Falls are still a leading cause of death and hospitalization among elderly Americans, according to a new article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now classify institutional falls as “serious reportable events,” as systematic reviews estimate only 20 percent of falls can be prevented within hospitals. “In the past […]

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Language Barrier To Care

Some 50 million Latinos in the U.S. may struggle with language barriers to health care, leading to inadequate treatments, confusion and difficulties at the end of life. “My main reluctance to getting health care in this country is the English language, and I suspect thousands of Latinos—especially those who aren’t fully bilingual—might feel the same,” […]

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