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Fatal reactions raise concerns

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Reactions to medication was the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the past decade, according to a new analysis.

CDC says fewer people are dying in hospitals, highlighting importance of end-of-life care in nursing homes, hospices

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The number of people dying in hospitals decreased 8% between 2000-2010 even as overall hospitalizations rose, suggesting nursing homes, hospices and home health providers are playing larger roles in end-of-life care. These numbers appeared in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.

Share with your employees and they will stay

Share with your employees and they will stay

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The idea of consistent assignment and staff retention is central to a key new report on employment and elder care.

How our facility continually beats the flu

How our facility continually beats the flu

It makes me sad to hear others from my profession argue against flu vaccination with statements such as, "I never got the flu and I have never been vaccinated." That is not the point. There is sound evidence that the vaccine is safe, that the vaccine works and it saves lives.