Which Patients Are Fit to Drive After a Stroke?

The pertinent issue may be not which patients are likely to fail a road test, but rather who should take the test in the first place. What are the best clinical predictors of passing a road test after a stroke? To find out, investigators conducted a literature search...

NIH Issues Guidelines on Managing Food Allergies

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has published guidelines for diagnosing and managing food allergies in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Among the recommendations: • Food allergy should be considered...

Occupational Therapy Improves Post-Stroke Outcomes

Nearly half of stroke survivors depend on others to carry out personal activities of daily living (ADL; e.g., feeding, bathing, dressing, and toileting). Rehabilitation therapies (e.g., physical therapy and occupational therapy) minimize dependency. However, the...

Reflecting Residents’ Spiritual Needs in Care Plans

Far less is known about the human spirit than is known about the body and the mind. But issues of the spirit are important when caring for the elderly in long term care environments, as well as preparing residents, families, and staff for the death of a resident....