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Video Help Is On Way For Family Caregivers Who Must Draw Blood Or Give Injections

Renata Louwers has a hard time getting her blood drawn. The needle, the pinprick of pain, the viscous liquid flowing out of her arm — they make her queasy. 1,084 more words

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Medicaid Caps Pitched By GOP Could Shrink Seniors' Benefits

Before nursing home patient Carmencita Misa became bedridden, she was a veritable “dancing queen,” says her daughter, Charlotte Altieri.

“Even though she would work about 60 hours a week, she would make sure to go out dancing once a week — no matter what,” Altieri, 39, said. 1,015 more words

The Health Law

Dentistry Advocates Aim To Fill Medicare Gaps

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carolyn Thompson’s tight-lipped smile hides a health care problem the 81-year-old retired nurse can’t afford to correct and Medicare won’t pay for. 1,382 more words

Medicare

California Hospitals Get A Second Law On Notifying Observation Care Patients

Starting this month, California hospitals must comply with a new federal law that requires them to notify patients when they are in observation care and explain why they are not officially admitted even if they stay a few nights. 1,002 more words

Health Industry

A Playbook For Managing Problems In The Last Chapter Of Your Life

CHICAGO — At least once a day, Dr. Lee Ann Lindquist gets an urgent phone call.

“Mom fell and is in the hospital,” a concerned middle-aged son might report. 1,023 more words

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Negima and School Rumble to Get New One-Shot Manga

This year’s 14th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine has revealed that Ken Akamatsu’s Negima! Magister Negi Magi and Jin Kobayashi’s School Rumble manga will both get one-shot stories in the magazine’s next issue on March 15, 2017. 82 more words

Manga

Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She couldn’t sleep at night. 1,160 more words

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