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MAR 26, 2015 - Health Canal

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Discontinuing statin therapy for patients with life-limiting illnesses is found safe and beneficial

Maryjo Prince-Paul, an assistant professor of nursing from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and other researchers in palliative care can now answer questions from patients with terminal illnesses about stopping statin medications.

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MAR 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Veterans Affairs department approves land for nursing home

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the transfer of 30 acres of land to Arkansas to build a new veterans nursing home in North Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1bxPWbD ) reports that Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald approved the transfer Tuesday, ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Mentally ill seniors in Iowa transferred to nursing homes

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) - Officials from Clarinda Mental Health have begun to transfer mentally ill senior citizens from the institution to private nursing homes. The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1HKZayE ) reports that a spokeswoman for the state facility confirmed Wednesday that only about a dozen patients, who are considered to ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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One State Is Cracking Down On Workers Who Nap On The Job

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — By day, Tanya Lemon was a 35-year-old single mother who took care of her four children. By night, she worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse at a state group home in suburban Syracuse, paid to watch over vulnerable residents as they slept. That's also when she got her own sleep, prosecutors say — a routine that ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - Washington Times

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A glance at some insurers wrestling with nursing-home bills

NEW YORK (AP) - Life insurance firms used to pitch long-term care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes. But those same companies have found that long-term-care policies are squeezing their profits and have scaled back their business. Here's a look ...

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