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Medicaid, Medicare and Mary Jane

April 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Surprise—states that have legalized medical marijuana have far lower Medicaid and Medicare Part D prescription costs for certain chronic conditions, say recent studies. Will this get CMS' attention?

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson's

April 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease. 

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

April 26, 2017  |  NIcole Stempak
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Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition.

Software companies tackle medication management

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Vital Software and Creative Strategies have partnered to integrate and market their technologies for shared assisted living provider clients.

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

April 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find. 

The demand for high-value senior care

April 18, 2017  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, QCP-MT
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Despite political transitions, long-term care providers will insist on high-value, cost-efficient care. Here's how your nursing staff can lead the way in care quality.

FDA approves drug for involuntary movement

April 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has received government approval for the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements. 

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

April 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.

Got depression? Let’s talk

April 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Residents who have chronic conditions and depression could benefit greatly from participating in support group discussion therapy, new research suggests.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Ana Cabrera, RN, MSc

April 10, 2017  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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Terminal illness and grief are multicultural experiences, and this Texas nurse has brought a deeper understanding to ethno-cultural considerations in hospice care.

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

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