Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Functional impairment in middle age linked to adverse outcomes

(HealthDay)—Functional impairment in middle age is associated with an increased risk for hospitalization and nursing home admission, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Health

Heat alerts may come too late in northern states

(HealthDay)—Hospital admissions for heat-related health problems increase in northern states long before heat alerts are issued, and these higher admission rates occur at lower temperatures than in the South, where people ...

Cardiology

Heart attack care 'excellent around the clock'

Admission to hospital with a heart attack outside normal working hours does not appear to increase a patient's chance of dying in hospital, according to a study of more than 600,000 patient cases.

Cardiology

How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?

For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint. New research published in Circulation suggests ...

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