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Court upholds NLRB union 'ambush elections' rule

A U.S. district court has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at overturning a National Labor Relations Board rule that could speed up union elections.

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NY nursing home goes to court over alleged abuse cover-up

Employees of a New York nursing home, including its owner and a nursing home administrator, appeared in court last week on allegations that they covered up resident abuse and neglect.

Only 1 in 3 seniors with diabetes has disease under control, study finds

A new study shows that among seniors with diabetes, only 1 in 3 meet the American Diabetes Association's guidelines for key measures for control.

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Clinicians found mixing up blood-thinner and antidepressant with similar names... Blogger pooh-poohs 'ground-breaking' Alzheimer's research... House bill proposes changes to electronic health records program

CMS lowers pay hike for skilled nursing facilities to 1.2%

Medicare skilled nursing facilities would get a net 1.2% pay increase — totaling $430 million — in fiscal 2016 under a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Thursday.

EEOC sues assisted living facility, claiming illegal firing of immigrants

A Denver assisted living facility is being sued for allegedly discriminating against employees who immigrated from African countries.

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Targeted and sustained infection prevention education in our local LTC facilities will reduce infections, and hopefully, in turn reduce costly hospital readmissions.

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Guest columns Georgia enhances advertising protections for LTC

Georgia enhances advertising protections for LTC

Guest columns Nursing homes need infection prevention education

Nursing homes need infection prevention education

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Healing practices for nurses in LTC

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Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

From the September 2014 issue of Renal & Urology News: Data suggest that clinicians often fail to communicate adequately with patients to select individualized therapy. Along with the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and the frequent failure of initial therapy, this points to the need for urology specialists to heighten their diagnostic acuity for idiopathic and neurogenic OAB and its comorbidities, and to strengthen their ability to communicate with patients to individualize treatment, improving efficacy, safety, and adherence. This article includes examples of actual patient-clinician videos and excerpts of faculty discussions.

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