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Older Patients Are Not Returning as Often to Hospitals. Is That a Good Thing?

It was a well-intended policy. Almost all parties agree on that much. A decade ago, when Medicare beneficiaries were discharged from hospitals, one in five returned within a month. Older people faced the risks of hospitalization all over again: infections, deconditioning, delirium, subsequent nursing home stays. And preventable readmissions were …

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Your Sweat Will See You Now

Someday soon, perhaps within a year, you’ll be able to slap a soft, stretchy patch on to your arm that tells you if you’re dehydrated. Or that your electrolytes are dangerously out of balance. Or even that you have diabetes. Fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Apple Watch already track …

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Swift action decides wolf’s fate

This wounded wolf was all alone in the wild with a body full of broken bones. He needed help so he could run free again. ****************************************************************** Check out more Animalkind stories?! Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2wzxfTv Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2wzmKzM Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2wzjO63 Follow us on …

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