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McKnight's receives top honors again for news coverage

McKnight's receives top honors again for news coverage

McKnight's Long-Term Care News was honored as having the best news coverage among U.S. healthcare publications for the sixth straight year. The McKnight's editorial team earned five honors overall in the 2015 ASHPE national awards program, which announced winners Friday.

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Certain brand name meds drive up Part D prices, CMS finds

Certain brand name meds drive up Part D prices, CMS finds

A popular acid reflux medication was the costliest drug paid for by Medicare Part D in 2013, while a blood pressure medication was the most frequently prescribed, according to a new report on prescription drug prices.

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Most older adults OK with dementia screening by phone: Study

People who believe in the benefits of catching medical problems early or have friends or loved ones with Alzheimer's disease tend to openly embrace advanced screening for dementia, according to new research.

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It would be a good use of taxpayer money to invest in a data-sharing system that would ultimately [reduce] payments to terminated providers.

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Guest columns Failing to manage harassment of workers can lead to litigation

Failing to manage harassment of workers can lead to litigation

Guest columns Great associates are sought from the top down

Great associates are sought from the top down

Living Leadership Put your gait belt where your mouth is

Put your gait belt where your mouth is

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Accountability for antipsychotic medication use

The World According to Dr. El 'Okie El' rocks out, and then veges out

'Okie El' rocks out, and then veges out

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CDI can transform healthcare

CDI can transform healthcare

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

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