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JUL 05, 2015 - Washington Times

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State faces in certified nursing assistant shortage

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The shortage of certified nursing assistants, especially in nursing homes, in Wyoming is reaching crisis stage, state Department of Health Director Tom Forslund said. "Medicaid is saying we need to see if we can assist someway, somehow," Forslund said. "We've reached out to the Department ...

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JUL 03, 2015 - Washington Times

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Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs legislation approved by the General Assembly. Supporters - including Attorney General Lisa Madigan - say putting cameras in residents' rooms would help ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Washington Times

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Pennsylvania backs off plan to change nursing home payments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Wolf administration is backing off a proposal to restructure Medicaid payments to nursing homes that a trade association found would have rewarded 13 homes accused by Pennsylvania state prosecutors of failing to meet residents' most basic needs. Pennsylvania's Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas told advocacy ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Healthcare students often uninformed about smoking dangers, cessation

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Nursing and physiotherapy students may be smoking less than they were a decade ago, but they also know less about the health consequences of tobacco and how to help patients quit the habit, a new study from Spain suggests. “The fact that less than 40 percent of students knew that smoking caused emphysema and ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Washington Times

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4 couples married for 230 years renew vows at nursing home

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Four couples with a combined 230 years of marriage have said "I do" all over again at a western Pennsylvania nursing home. The New Castle News (http://bit.ly/1T8cqjX ) reports the couples renewed their vows in a joint ceremony at the Avalon Nursing Center in New ...

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