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Supreme Court whistleblower rulings a mixed blessing for providers

Supreme Court whistleblower rulings a mixed blessing for providers

A Supreme Court ruling in a whistleblower suit in Iraq could have far-reaching implications for healthcare providers, legal observers say.

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Two employees charged in alleged $144,000 nursing home payroll scam

Two women have been charged with stealing $144,000 from a nursing home outside of Lancaster, PA, during a payroll scam that lasted three years.

CVS pays $22 million to settle painkiller prescription allegations

While the long-term care industry continues seeking internal solutions to stem drug diversion and over-prescribing of powerful painkillers and opioids, federal and state law enforcement agencies are beginning to raise the heat on sources like physicians and pharmacists.

Tablets help seniors cross the 'digital divide,' study shows

Recent research has shown the use of tablet computers among elders has helped them break the barrier of the "digital divide."

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Popular Alzheimer's drug to remain on the market at least until August

A federal appeals court has temporarily thwarted a drug company's plan to replace a proven Alzheimer's drug with a more expensive version.

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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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