Angina in Cardiovascular Outcomes of Diabetic Persons

According to the American Heart Association, at least 65% of adults with type 2 diabetes will die from a stroke, myocardial infarction, or another cardiovascular complication, making assessment of mortality risk essential for this population. Because angina is common in persons with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD), Gilles Dagenais, MD, Quebec Heart […]

The March Issue is Now Live: Palliative Care of Pressure Ulcers, Care Coordination, and More

The March 2013 issue of the journal is now available online! This month we have focused on ensuring appropriate treatments for patients in long-term care settings. Check out the comprehensive review titled “Palliative Care of Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care,” in which Torrie Burt, MSN, highlights how the palliative principles of wound care, particularly pressure […]

Fiscal Cliff Averted, AGS Supports New Congressional Long-Term Care Commission

Among the measures that Congress undertook on January 1 to steer the government clear of what came to be known as the “fiscal cliff” were some steps that might ultimately lead to affordable long-term care coverage for Americans. One of these steps repealed the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. The act was […]