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Questionable tactic led to 'novel' lawsuit against nursing homes, NYTimes claims

Questionable tactic led to 'novel' lawsuit against nursing homes, NYTimes claims

A "novel" lawsuit is based on the idea that poor care can be inferred from nursing home staffing levels, The New York Times reported in a front-page article Friday. The suit can be traced to a questionable tactic used by plaintiffs' attorneys, the newspaper claimed.

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Assisted living company to pay $40,000 to settle charges that it retaliated against employee

A senior living operator has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle charges that it retaliated against an employee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday.

Nursing ranks as most ethical profession for 13th straight year, Gallup poll shows

For the 13th consecutive year, nurses have been named the most honest and ethical workers in the United States in a national poll, Gallup announced Friday.

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Standing on one leg can help predict dementia and stroke risk, researchers say ... MedPAC moves to recommend site-neutral payments ... Man gets 51-month sentence for stealing nursing home residents' identities ... Promising Alzheimer's drug trial fails

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