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When Loved Ones Die At Home, Family Caregivers Pay The Price
    Are you forgetful?   Research Study enrolling Patients with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s. Help now.       Increasingly, people are dying at home, which sounds like a good thing. For years, Americans have told researchers and anyone else who would listen that this is how they want to go: surrounded by loved ones in the familiarity of their own house. But is dying at home really best for everyone? About one-quarter of all U.S. deaths now occur at home. That reflects a 29.5 percent increase from 2000 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes
Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one. The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statisti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasa Mars probe being used to detect bed sores
Using electronics adapted from those installed in the Phoenix spacecraft (pictured), which landed on Mars in 2008, the wireless probe is able to detect painful bed sores before they are visible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study defines global burden of skin disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A study published today in JAMA Dermatology combines the prevalence of skin diseases around the world with their likelihood of creating disability across the lifespan to define the following 10 most challenging conditions (arranged in order of decreasing 'disability-adjusted life years'): dermatitis, acne, hives, psoriasis, viral skin diseases, fungal skin diseases, scabies, melanoma, pyoderma, cellulitis, non-melanoma skin cancer, decubitus ulcer, and alopecia areata. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Status at ICU Admission May Predict A-Fib and Bedsores Vitamin D Status at ICU Admission May Predict A-Fib and Bedsores
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

In hospital error report, a lot of lost samples
One of the most common "adverse events" tracked by Minnesota hospitals is a simple one: Losing track of tissue samples from patients. The Star Tribune crunches the numbers from the latest state report on hospital errors, which increased slightly overall from 2015. Hospitals use the data to spot areas where they can improve care and avoid basic mistakes. The biggest categories this year were mistakes causing pressure ulcers (aka bedsores) and falls, but the relatively new category of lost biological… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Stop Telling Me How To Be A Widow
Before you start tossing around the “H” word ― hussy, the brazen variety ― let me assure you that I deeply loved the man I was married to. But 10 days after his death last month, I became that cliche: The new widow who runs out and buys a hot red car. This car, she’s a beauty. She came fully equipped with all those high-tech bells and whistles; she listens to my voice and actually does what I tell her ― something my late husband, rest his soul, never did with any regularity. She has a panoramic sunroof that highlights the red in my hair and hell, she even parallel parks herself so that I won&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efforts To Prolong My Husband's Life Cost Him An Easy Death
For the past seven months, I’ve carried around my husband’s advance medical directive in my purse. During this time, I’ve shown this lawyer-prepared and notarized document to dozens of doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, surgeons, dialysis center teams, hospital emergency room workers and administrators, intake staff, nurse practitioners, nursing home staff, medical transportation drivers, and others. I’m an expert in summarizing its contents, and my 11-second elevator pitch goes like this: Do not resuscitate. No heroic measures. A gentle and peaceful death, pain-free and with dignity. Please. Af...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cells'crawl' together to heal wounds treated with unique hydrogel layer
Scientist have demonstrated for the first time that their peptide-hydrogel biomaterial prompts skin cells to'crawl'toward one another, closing chronic, non-healing wounds often associated with diabetes, such as bed sores and foot ulcers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Skin cells 'crawl' together to heal wounds treated with unique hydrogel layer
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) A team led by Professor Milica Radisic in U of T Engineering has demonstrated for the first time that their peptide-hydrogel biomaterial prompts skin cells to 'crawl' toward one another, closing chronic, non-healing wounds often associated with diabetes, such as bed sores and foot ulcers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Please, Family Caregivers Do NOT Need Coloring Books
A publicist, attempting to link her client to National Family Caregivers Month, just sent me a pitch asking that I write about how an adult coloring book is a way “to relieve caregiving stress.” May I just say this? Family caregivers don’t need coloring books. What we need is help and money. Physical help, and real-life green dollar bills. We need someone to drive our loved ones to the doctor for us so we can go to work, to sit with us while we wait endless hours in hospitals, to bring over some meals or offer to fetch our kids from the school bus. We need professionally trained nurses to do what we are e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheffield pensioner who was found sobbing in her wheelchair dies from infected bed sores
Mabel Massey, from Sheffield, had been left in her wheelchair without foot supports. An investigation into her care by social services later concluded she had been the victim of 'institutional neglect'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Rules To Reinventing Yourself
This article first appeared on www.cylviahayes.net. Cylvia Hayes Love this post? Please share it (and a little kindness) on Facebook. Thank you! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Stars For CMS, A Federal Agency Standing Up For Healthcare Transparency
Yesterday I met a lovely, gracious woman who I’ll call Deborah. She confided a deeply distressing story about her experience in a hospital. Deborah’s mother was admitted for a minor procedure and, after suffering a cascading series of errors, ended up with bedsores so severe the bones were exposed. These are called stage 3 or stage 4 pressure ulcers—formally classified as“never events”—extremely dangerous, extraordinarily painful and often deadly wounds that are virtually 100% preventable. Deborah’s mom died shortly thereafter. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Binder Source Type: news

Pressure Sores
(Bedsores) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

5 minutes with Jon Winer, CEO of Tollos Inc.
Jon Winer Company: Tollos Inc. Title: President and CEO Where he grew up: Philadelphia Education: Bachelor's from Haverford College; Doctorate of law from Columbia Law School Jon Winer and his company, Tollos Inc., are trying to make health care easier. The Owings Mills company makes robotic patient lifts that hospitals can use to help nurses move patients from one location to another, assist them in using the bathroom and flips them in the hospital bed to prevent bed sores. Having one of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Munshaw Source Type: news

How Marijuana Can (Potentially) Help Fight Against Alzheimer's
This study had led the scientists to discover the beneficial effect of endocannabinoids like THC. Although these results are only the beginning to finding a way to successfully fight Alzheimer's, the data from other existing research involving marijuana and Alzheimer's support these findings and make this a plausible treatment in the near future. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Retired matron died from infected bedsores that Lichfield care home staff failed to notice
Myfanwy Osborne, 83, had gone into Beechfields Nursing Home in Lichfield, West Midlands, to recover after treatment for bowel problems. Her family has been awarded £20,000 following her death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Getting the Best Health care? Evidence Says: Maybe Not
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery
Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Nursing, Oncology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery
Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery
Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injuries and other health concerns are more common in older people after certain cancer surgeries
Older people who undergo cancer surgery are more likely than their younger counterparts to experience injuries and health issues such as falling down, breaking bones, dehydration, bed sores, failure to thrive and delirium. These age-related issues may lead to longer hospital stays, increased health care costs and a greater risk of death, a UCLA study found. These problems can occur in addition to  post-surgery complications, making them much more challenging to handle and more difficult for people to recover from. The study also found that they are especially frequent in people who undergo major abdominal surgery for ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Injuries and other health concerns are more common in older people after certain cancer surgeries
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Older people who undergo cancer surgery are more likely than their younger counterparts to experience injuries and health issues such as falling down, breaking bones, dehydration, bed sores, failure to thrive and delirium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Providing patient centered pressure ulcer care
A pressure ulcer (pressure sore, bed sore, decubitus ulcer) is a “localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear”, Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Wound care Source Type: news

Decubitus ulcers and ligature marks as evidence in a homicide case - Cuculic D, Sosa I, Petaros A.
When abuse, maltreatment and neglect are suspected, a proper physical examination is essential. This is even more important at autopsy, when there is no possibility to gain information from the alleged victim and where the forensic pathologist has to link ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing – especially for diabetics and the elderly
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the Universities of Sheffield and Bristol have found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing, especially for diabetics and the elderly
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing -- especially for diabetics and the elderly
(University of Sheffield) Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scheme to improve patient safety is on track to save 6,000 lives
This figure far exceeds the campaign’s target to get 180 organisations to sign up in its first year. It means that Sign up to Safety is in a strong position to reach its aim of saving up to 6,000 lives over three years through the reduction of preventable harm such as medication errors, blood clots and bed sores. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

GE Scientists Develop Multi-Sensing Handheld Probe To Assess And Prevent Pressure Ulcers From Forming During Hospital Stays
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm for GE, have combined a stunning array of sensing and analytical capabilities, including motion analysis, thermal profiling, image classification/segmentation, 3D object reconstruction, and vapor detection into a single medical sensing device to assess and monitor the progression of pressure ulcers, or bed sores. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Smart Bandage Detects Bed Sores Before They are Visible
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 22, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Devices Source Type: news

'Smart bandage' detects bed sores before they are visible to doctors
(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley researchers have created a new 'smart bandage' that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes -- and while recovery is still possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 17, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ACP Updates Guidelines on Bedsore Prevention, Treatment ACP Updates Guidelines on Bedsore Prevention, Treatment
The recommendations include advanced static mattresses, protein or amino acid supplements to reduce wound size, and electrical stimulation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 3, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Not Sure How to Stop Bedsores? New Guidelines May Help (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- ACP weighs in with recommendations for preventing, treating pressure ulcers. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 2, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

9 Oregon hospitals fined for 'avoidable' mistakes
Nine Oregon hospitals must pay federal fines for making "avoidable medical mistakes." The errors took place in the context of the Medicare program, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting, which reported Tuesday morning that 720 hospitals nationally were penalized. The mistakes include decisions that led to such conditions as bed sores or infections that patients contracted during hospital stays. Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Mount Hood and Providence St. Vincent received penalties,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Formula Improves Bedsores for Malnourished Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Those on oral formula with arginine, zinc, and antioxidants showed improvement. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How El Camino reduced pressure sores
El Camino Hospital, known for its advanced use of health information technology, is using wireless technology to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers for patients. Pressure ulcers -- often called bedsores -- have been one of the most elusive problems hospitals across the nation are attempting to solve. El Camino tapped Leaf Patient Monitoring system to help prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by monitoring the position and movement of patients susceptible to bedsores. read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - August 11, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Bernie Monegain Tags: Online Only Quality and Safety Source Type: news

Sen. Boxer praises UCLA Health System for preventing medical errors
Every year, 325,000 patients die in the United States due to medical errors, a number that would fill the Rose Bowl nearly four times, according to a special report released today at a UCLA news conference by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Boxer presented the findings of her report at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and noted steps UCLA already takes to prevent medical errors and that could serve as models for other hospitals around the country. "These deaths are all the more heartbreaking because they’re preventable," Boxer said after she toured the medical center with Dr. David Feinberg, president of UCLA Hea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Halving avoidable harm and saving up to 6,000 lives
In a speech at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, the secretary of state has announced details of how NHS organisations can work together to improve patient safety and save money. Each NHS organisation will be invited to “sign up to safety” and set out plans for reducing avoidable harm, such as medication errors, blood clots and bed sores over the next three years. The NHS Litigation Authority, which indemnifies trusts against law suits, has agreed to review the plans and, when approved, reduce the premiums paid by all hospitals successfully implementing them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Pressure Mapping for Ulcer Prevention in MICUPressure Mapping for Ulcer Prevention in MICU
A new take on 'global positioning' technology -- this time it's for preventing decubitus ulcers. Wounds (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 18, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Could bleach heal bed sores and eczema?
Bathing in very diluted bleach is a common treatment for eczema in the U.S. and in studies it's been shown to alleviate severe eczema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could bleach heal bed sores and eczema? very diluted may help to heal irritated skin - and even keep it looking young
Bathing in very diluted bleach is a common treatment for eczema in the U.S. and in studies it's been shown to alleviate severe eczema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wayne State discovers potential treatment for skin and corneal wound healing in diabetics
Diabetes Mellitus (DM), a metabolic disorder that affects nearly 170 million people worldwide, is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia that disrupts carbohydrate fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. DM can cause long-term damage, dysfunction and even failure of various organs.Patients with DM may develop corneal complications and delayed wound healing. This slow wound healing contributes to increased infections and the formation of bed sores and ulcers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes
Title: Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing HomesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/22/2013 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 25, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes
Study suggests using high-density mattresses means residents don't need to be turned as often Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Nursing Homes, Pressure Sores (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital report cards for hospital-acquired bedsores: How good are the grades?
(University of Michigan Health System) Hospital bedsore rates varied widely based on how the data was collected, unfairly making some hospitals appear to fare better or worse than others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pensioner died in agony after developing a horrific bedsore in hospital which left her spine exposed
Molly Etty, 84, from Canvey Island, died of a blood infection after developing a fist-sized bedsore while being treated at Southend University Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After NHS vow to crack down on deadly ulcers caused by neglect... Why do so many patients STILL suffer the agony of bed sores?
When Maud Sappleton, 71, went to Seabrooke Manor Residential and Nursing Home in Ilford, Essex, main picture, she was still a lively woman - soon she was suffering from at least one bed sore, became bedridden and and died. Many deaths in care homes have bed sores as a contributing factor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids
Title: Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2013 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news