Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

Metformin and Dementia

Angie Szumlinski News

In a study published on medRxiv (not yet peer reviewed), researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes, over aged 50, and new users of Metformin, had about a 20% lower rate of dementia than patients taking Sulfonylureas (Glipizide, Glucotrol, etc.). The new users of Metformin also had about a 20% lower rate of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and vascular dementia. …

Food for Thought

Angie Szumlinski News

Soft drinks, salty and sugary snacks, ice cream, sausage, deep-fried chicken, yogurt, canned baked beans, tomatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged guacamole, packaged hummus, packaged breads, and flavored cereals. Do I have your attention? How about potato chips, chocolate candy, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and french fries? See I knew I could get your attention! If these are “staples” in your diet …

Ep 27: Arbitration Agreements – How and Why

Andrea Haupt Podcast

Christina Nechiporchik, Associate General Counsel for HealthCap talks with John Hessburg, Senior Partner at the law firm of Kitch where he leads the Post Acute Practice group. Also included in the conversation is Drew Flichak, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Compliance Office at Vivage Senior Living. Listen as they talk about why we should be talking about arbitration agreements after …

Polio – Oh No!

Angie Szumlinski News

I remember growing up on a street lined with huge, beautiful trees, children running and playing, and just happiness everywhere. Then it happened, Jimmy got sick. Jimmy was my best friend and was sent away to a hospital where children were fitted with devices so they could walk. We used to run and jump and play, never worried about tomorrow …

Hangry

Angie Szumlinski News

The word hangry is a colloquial term referring to the notion that people become angry when hungry. In a study published in PLOS ONE, the thought that people have greater feelings of anger and irritability when hungry was proven to be true, somewhat. The results of the study provide evidence that everyday levels of hunger are indeed associated with negative …

Mental Health – Know The Risks

Angie Szumlinski News

“’Gravely disabled’ patient left to fend for himself,” that is the charge filed in a civil enforcement action against Scripps Health in San Diego. The patient was diagnosed with schizophrenia and suffered from hallucinations, making it impossible for him to care for himself. He was hospitalized, delusional, refusing to attend to his basic needs, agitated, frequently cursing, etc. and the …

Obesity – More Than That!

Angie Szumlinski News

You are likely tired of my lectures about being fit, however, obesity continues to be a challenge for many Americans, and although we know the risks of being overweight, many people continue to struggle. Yes, weight management is difficult at best, and even when we run the risk of becoming diabetic, developing cardiovascular disease, damaging our weight bearing joints, etc. …

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Heart Failure and Walking

Angie Szumlinski News

All of us walk, well most of us walk, but how many of us walk at a brisk rate? I know, as people age, their walking pace often slows down, in part due to overall fatigue and in part due to a fear of falling. That’s okay, and as long as we stay active, it is okay to slow down …

Ep 26: Instilling a Culture of Compassion in Your Organization with Glenn Van Ekeren

Andrea Haupt Podcast

Angie talks with Vetter Health Services President, Glenn Van Ekeren about their belief that it’s not about putting years in the life, but putting life in the years. Quality care is determined by a mindset to do what’s right, and that comes from compassion. Listen to learn about instilling a culture of compassion in your organization. Ep 26: Instilling a …