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Nearly 60 percent of the U.S. blood supply is provided by people older than 40 — and most of that is from folks in their 50s and 60s. Why is it so hard to find young donors?
The request for proposals is seeking ideas to promote better competition among health providers and enhance patients’ choices. It also hints at some conservative policies the Trump administration may be interested in implementing.
Sept. 30 marks the end of Medicare’s temporary offer to waive penalties for certain late Medicare enrollees with Affordable Care Act insurance coverage.
Un proyecto con dibujos ayuda a los cuidadores a entender los lazos de afecto y apoyo que los rodean, lo que mejora la forma en que cuidan de un ser querido, y sus propias vidas.
Media outlets report on news from Texas, North Carolina, Maine, Florida, California, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Louisiana and Minnesota.
Staff at the home entered normal vital signs into the medical records of several residents after they had already been evacuated, Florida officials said.
Innovative CareMaps tool helps caregivers understand their roles and take steps to improve their lives.
Media outlets report on news from Illinois, California, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Ohio, Kansas, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado and Texas.
Too often enforcement of rules for dealing with crisis is lax, advocates for nursing home residents say.
Media outlets report on news from California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Maryland, Iowa and New Hampshire.
One of the executives of the facility where eight residents died in the wake of the hurricane said she repeatedly called a special number given out to nursing homes that needed urgent help, and yet no one came. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott has suspended the home from the state’s Medicaid program and announced new safety rules for facilities this weekend.
Media outlets report on news from the District of Columbia, California, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Oregon and Texas.
The new cards will be rolled out in April, but federal officials are beginning an outreach campaign now so seniors are not confused when they get theirs.
A new federal rule will require that nursing homes have “alternate sources of energy to maintain temperatures to protect resident health and safety.” But some say it is too vague and wouldn’t have necessarily avoided the deaths of the eight residents in Florida even if it had been in effect. Meanwhile, police have obtained a search warrant in their criminal investigation of the Florida nursing home, and The New York Times offers tips on choosing a reliable facility.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Some lawmakers and organizations want the government to help get the word out about advance directives and to encourage people to create them. Also, a look at some of the experimental programs being run by Medicare to change how doctors are reimbursed.
It is known that antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in young people, but new data revealed after a lawsuit may demonstrate dangers for older patients as well.
Medigap Plans F and C, which are quite popular among Medicare beneficiaries, will close to new enrollment in 2020. In other Medicare news, federal officials have proposed some changes in home health payment policies, and public health officials ponder a rise in sepsis cases among beneficiaries.
El seguimiento médico de miembros de una familia que portan una mutación genética ha ayudado a entender un poco más sobre una devastadora forma de demencia.
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