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Uninventing the wheel in the nursing home

Uninventing the wheel in the nursing home

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Better watch your back, people. Gangs of angry, wheelchair-bound residents are screaming at high speeds through our nation's nursing homes, pursuing their mobile vendettas with brutal demonstrations of frontier justice. Or at least they are in Peoria, IL. OK, at least one is. Or was.

Home (safety) for the holidays

Home (safety) for the holidays

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It's hard to believe the holidays are already here. As I have frantically baked cookies, mailed holiday cards and waited in long lines for the perfect gift, I couldn't help but people-watch. I've encountered my share of fellow shoppers that should be posted on various websites for their holiday spirit, or lack thereof.

The resident's 'right to refuse'

The resident's 'right to refuse'

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Therapy services can be a tricky business when working with residents with a history of "behavioral issues."

Home-based dementia intervention prevents or delays nursing home admission, research suggests

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Dementia patients who were able to receive in-home treatment delayed nursing home admission, new research says.

Drugs, the lottery and your company's future

Drugs, the lottery and your company's future

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Having recently plunked down a $120 co-pay for medicine that was a far cry from designer caliber, I can relate to people who believe drugs are too expensive.

Report: Nurses continue to battle workplace-related pain; worker safety efforts have improved

Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey.

FDA launches medication safety initiative

The Food & Drug Administration this week introduced the Safe Use Initiative to reduce preventable harm from medications and improve patient health.

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