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An Alzheimer’s 'Tsunami’ Threatens Latinos

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Un ‘tsunami’ de Alzheimer amenaza a latinos

LOS ANGELES — On a recent Sunday morning in late November, Tania Yanes opened the curtains in a dimly lit bedroom to see her mother, Blanca Rosa Rivera, bundled up under a yellow wool blanket. 1,331 more words

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Un 'tsunami' de Alzheimer amenaza a latinos

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An Alzheimer’s ‘Tsunami’ Threatens Latinos

LOS ANGELES — La mañana de un domingo reciente, el pasado noviembre, Tania Yanes abrió las cortinas de una habitación débilmente iluminada, para ver a su madre, Blanca Rosa Rivera, que estaba tapada con una sábana de lana amarilla. 1,618 more words

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ER Visits Linked To Falls Spike Among California Seniors

The number of California seniors who land in emergency rooms after falling has risen sharply in recent years, as their population grows and they live longer with more chronic illnesses often requiring an array of medications. 813 more words

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New Federal Rules Will Require Home Health Agencies To Do Much More For Patients

Home health agencies will be required to become more responsive to patients and their caregivers under the first major overhaul of rules governing these organizations in almost 30 years. 1,195 more words

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La risa, el mejor antídoto ante la muerte

Hace algunos años, justo antes de la Navidad, Shirley Rapp y su familia enfrentaron una devastadora noticia: la mujer padecía lo que parecía ser una enfermedad terminal. 1,153 more words

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Laughing Until You Die

Just weeks before Christmas some years ago, Shirley Rapp and her family faced the devastating news that she had what appeared to be a terminal illness. 1,030 more words

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Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage

A federal judge has accepted Medicare’s plans to try once more to correct a commonly held misconception that beneficiaries’ are eligible for coverage for physical and occupational therapy and other skilled care only if their health is improving. 520 more words

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