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Fighting C. diff in a Hot Spot – Nursing Homes

Fighting C. diff in a Hot Spot – Nursing Homes

Researchers received $950,000 from the New York State Department of Health to work on reducing Clostridium difficile or C. diff in Rochester-area nursing homes over the next five years. 

Can Your Personality Predict How Often You Visit the Emergency Room?

Can Your Personality Predict How Often You Visit the Emergency Room?

The answer is yes, according to a new study out today in the Milbank Quarterly.  In fact, where older adults rank in the “big five” personality traits correlates to how frequently they use a range of additional expensive health services such as hospital stays, hospital-based rehabilitation, and skilled nursing home care.