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$1.2 million awarded in case of nursing home resident trapped, fatally burned in bed

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A nursing home resident in Ohio suffered fatal burns from a radiator, leading to arbitration that ended last week with a $1.2 million award.

Newly unveiled artificial leg uses mind control to function

Newly unveiled artificial leg uses mind control to function

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Nursing home residents with an amputated leg might soon gain new walking independence, thanks to a motorcycle accident victim and researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Oxygen chambers don't help wounds in LTC setting: study

Oxygen chambers don't help wounds in LTC setting: study

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Long-term care providers might want to think twice about including oxygen exposure in the treatment regimen for residents with diabetic foot ulcers. Oxygen treatment does not improve wound healing and may actually be harmful, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.