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Hospice care varies from assisted living, home settings: study

Assisted living residents starting hospice care may be closer to death than people receiving the same care at home, new research has found.

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McKnight's wins two national 'Azbee' awards

McKnight's wins two national 'Azbee' awards

McKnight's Long-Term Care News earned two national awards at the 2015 American Society of Business Publication Editors awards presentation on Friday in New York.

Alzheimer's misdiagnoses running up big Medicare bills

Medicare beneficiaries who receive a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's could amass between $9,500 and $14,000 in additional medical costs each year until they are correctly diagnosed, according to a new study.

Healthcare workers rank selves high in 'most meaningful' jobs list

A majority of the jobs with both high annual pay and high job meaning are in the healthcare industry, according to an interactive chart from PayScale, a compensation data website.

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Eye drops could help clear cataracts without surgery

Eye drops containing a natural chemical could help seniors avoid cataract surgery, according to new research

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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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