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Sheria Robinson-Lane: Why have nursing homes been hit so hard by the coronavirus?

U-M Nursing School gerontologist and assistant professor Sheria Robinson-Lane discusses why nursing homes have been affected so badly by COVID-19 and the risks nursing homes carry. May 14, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #HealthandWellness #Society #Nursing #GeriatricMedicine #InfectiousDiseases #COVID-19 #LauraBailey #SheriaRobinson-Lane ​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Nursing Homes Prepared for Pandemics, but COVID-19 Reveals Gaps

A Michigan Medicine team led by geriatrician Lona Mody has published research articles that show nursing homes in Michigan were more prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to pandemic preparedness in 2007. April 23, 2020. # #Medicine #web-article #HealthandWellness #HealthLab #InfectiousDiseases #Safety #GeriatricMedicine #Michigan #COVID-19 #NursingHomes #Kara-Gavin ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ #LonaMody ​


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In Sickness and in Health: Study Looks at How Married Couples Face Chronic Conditions

A U-M study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health and those of their spouse may take a mental toll. December 10, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #GeriatricMedicine #Aging ​​​​​​​


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Flu Vaccine for Nursing Home Staff and Residents

Michigan Medicine Professor Preeti Malani, researched support for policies that would require an influenza vaccine for people working and living in nursing homes. January 3, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #MichiganMedicine #HealthandWellness #Society #healthcare #GeriatricMedicine #vaccines #PreetiMalani ​​​​​​​​​​


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Older Adults' Perspectives on Medical Marijuana

Michigan Medicine Professor, Preeti Malani, researched how older adults feel about medical marijuana and their overall knowledge about medical marijuana. April 3, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #MichiganMedicine #HealthandWellness #Society #GeriatricMedicine #Marijuana #healthcare #PreetiMalani ​​​​​​​​​​


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Too Many Older Adults Readmitted to Hospitals with Same Infections They Took Home

Geoffrey Hoffman et al., Assistant Professor of Nursing, found that older adults admitted to the hospital due to infection are more likely to be readmitted for the same infection. October 23, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #HealthandWellness #Society #healthcare #GeriatricMedicine #GeoffreyHoffman ​​​​​​​​​​


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Older Americans Don’t Get – Or Seek – Enough Help From Doctors and Pharmacists on Drug Costs, Poll Finds

Michigan Medicine Professor Preeti Malani explains why older adults do not get enough help with drug costs and how this problem could be solved. June 30, 2017. #5-15mins #Medicine #webarticle #MichiganMedicine #HealthandWellness #healthcare #GeriatricMedicine #Pharmacy


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Medical Marijuana Gets Wary Welcome from Older Adults, Poll Shows

The U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation found that Americans ages 50-80 are reticent to consider medical marijuana use for chronic pain. April 3, 2018. #web-article #5-15mins #HealthandWellness #GovernmentandPolitics #Society #GeriatricMedicine #PublicHealth #Medicine #MedicalMarijuana #PreetiMalani ​​​​​​​​​​​ #KMJ ​


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Medicating Distress: Risky Sedative Prescriptions for Older Adults Vary Widely

U-M Geriatric Psychiatrist Donovan Maust and team discover alarmingly high rates of benzodiazepine prescriptions for elderly patients in the Southern region of the US and in economically disadvantaged counties, despite warnings given to physicians. October 17, 2018. #5-15mins #Medicine #webarticle #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Society #GeriatricMedicine #Psychiatry #Pharmacy #Aging