HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE FLU VACCINATION THIS YEAR?

Flu Vaccine for the Elderly Flu vaccinations have been the focus of serious debate. On one-hand, the vaccine has the potential to protect people from serious illness. On the other hand, its effectiveness is questionable and it exposes people to potential risks. When it comes to the elderly population, an additional risk is present: a…

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Additional Doctors Specializing In Skilled Nursing Care

Doctors in greater numbers in the United States are entering the nursing home care field, which could indicate a trend toward the specialty as the U.S. population ages. Of the doctors who do any work in nursing homes, 21% specialize in nursing home care, according to a new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association…

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