Alyssa Salela

Alyssa Salela

2017 Intern

Alyssa is the 2017 editorial intern for McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She has just graduated from the University of Missouri with a dual degree in journalism and psychology, and she will return in the fall to pursue her master's degree in journalism. 

Alyssa most recently worked as a print editor at Vox magazine, a city publication based in Columbia, MO. She also has worked as a reporter at the Columbia Missourian and as an editorial assistant at Wiles Magazine. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys long-distance running and reading.

Most Recent Articles by Alyssa Salela

Parkinson's disease shows link to melanoma

Parkinson's disease shows link to melanoma

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People with either Parkinson's disease or melanoma are four times as likely to receive a diagnosis of the other disease, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Researchers, however, said that the association likely is not due to a Parkinson's drug, levodopa, that often is cited as a reason.

Healthy lifestyle choices made in old age predict independence

Healthy lifestyle choices made in old age predict independence

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Certain healthy lifestyle choices made by older adults can affect their likelihood of living independently more than a decade later, according to a study from Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.

Elmcroft introduces new medication management system

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Elmcroft Senior Living has introduced a proprietary medication management system into more than half of its senior living communities, with plans to use it in all of its communities in the future. Belmont Village Senior Living uses the same system.

Air pollution could increase risk of premature death

Air pollution could increase risk of premature death

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Long-term exposure to air pollutants may be linked to an increased risk of premature death, according to a recent study.

Reducing readmissions is goal of Brookdale telehealth partnership

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Brookdale Senior Living hopes to reduce hospital readmissions by offering Iris Plans' advance care planning telehealth services to its residents through a new partnership announced by the companies.

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July 26

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The staff at Vitality Court at Texas Star recently made a resident's dream come true, arranging for the lifelong rancher to visit a livestock auction and ranch.