Tag Archives: Patients

OIG: 46% of Medicare patients in LTC hospitals hit by adverse or harm events

Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse or temporary harm events during their stays. That’s among the findings of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which conducted a two-stage medical record review using physician reviewers to identify adverse events and temporary harm events in the sampled records. One in five Medicare… Read More »

Clinical trial will explore how Sensoria's smart socks can help Parkinson's patients

Smart sock maker Sensoria is teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and independent research group Neuroscience Research Australia to launch a 100-patient clinical trial looking at what smart textiles in socks can do for Parkinson’s disease patients. The trial, called Standing Tall-PD, is supported by a grant from MJFF. The first part of… Read More »

Complementary Approaches May Help Headache Patients

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Acupuncture, massage, yoga, biofeedback, meditation, and other complementary practices can have a positive effect on migraine and tension headaches, a researcher said here. Evidence about complementary and alternative approaches for headache management — including those promoting stress reduction and relaxation — is growing, noted Rebecca Wells, MD, MPH, of Wake Forest Baptist… Read More »