Geriatrics

Study Indicates Most Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Therapies Do Not Benefit Heart Health, Despite Popularity

Nutritional supplements and dietary interventions enjoy widespread use in the United States, but most have no effect on cardiovascular survival or outcomes, according to a group of U.S. researchers.


Cabrini of Westchester: Enhancing Senior Care in a Changing Healthcare Environment

As hospitals and insurance providers increasingly analyze data on the length of patient stays and strive to prevent rehospitalization, Cabrini of Westchester has positioned itself to be a partner and pacesetter for delivering innovative services to the aging population.


Increase in Litigation against Physicians in Decubitus Ulcer Cases

Over the past decades, there has been a steady increase in litigation against long-term care facilities and hospitals for the development, progression and management of decubitus ulcers. Recently, there has been an increasing trend to include attending physicians as defendants in these actions. 


Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service: Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing Care in a Multidisciplinary Setting

Troubling lapses in memory or judgment can be frustrating for patients, their families and medical providers. Physicians at the Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service (METS) at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital can diagnose various forms of dementia, provide curative treatment for non-progressive dementias and offer excellent supportive services for patients diagnosed with neurodegenerative cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.


Non-Party Physicians in Nursing Home Cases

Non-party treating physicians, particularly those who have treated a patient for many years, may potentially play a crucial role in the defense of actions alleging nursing home negligence and deprivation of rights under the state’s Public Health Law.1