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Medicare reimbursements grew modestly in 2014, according to a government report that focused on the decrease in the federal deficit.
On the heels of a Florida court decision that puts a nursing home unlikely to emerge unscathed from bankruptcy, a federal appeals court has ruled former officers and directors of a different nursing home are still liable for $2.25 million in compensatory damages.
Families trying to help older adults to agree to supportive services or additional care often face the barrier of perceived stubbornness, which researchers say can be mitigated with proper intervention.
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The critical importance of weight management and smoking cessation in OSA treatment are emphasized, and the roles of other health behaviors, oral appliances, and pharmacologic and surgical treatments in OSA are addressed.