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Provider denies it worked a nurse to death, but will court agree?

Provider denies it worked a nurse to death, but will court agree?

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Long-term care workers, particularly nurses, might complain or even joke about it: I'm being worked to death. But now a dead nurse's family is testing such an assertion in court.

Half a dose of reality

Half a dose of reality

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We insomniacs know sleep is important. We've read all the studies, usually late at night when we can't sleep. We're very aware that insomnia is shortening our lives, and that our knowledge of that fact is worsening our insomnia.

Tips for managing bereavement

Tips for managing bereavement

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Work on letting go. Bereavement is natural, but we can find concrete ways to help ourselves and those around us.

Seniors' sleep patterns not out of ordinary: study

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Retired people ages 65 and above do not have an increased chance of getting less rest, according to a joint study between the University of Pittsburgh's Sleep and Chronobiology Center (SCC) and University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR).

COPD tied to poor sleep, low blood oxygen levels, research finds

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Low arterial blood oxygen levels are tied to poor sleep quality in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, new research finds.

COPD tied to poor sleep, low blood oxygen levels, research finds

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Low arterial blood oxygen levels are tied to poor sleep quality in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, new research finds.

You're getting sleepy

You're getting sleepy

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Sleep quality, or a lack thereof, will no doubt be familiar to anyone who has children. Even if without progeny, some of you might relate to the following.

Sleep disturbance patterns might predict long-term care facility placement, study reveals

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Older women with disturbed and fragmented sleep were three times more likely to be placed in a long-term care facility than elderly women with healthier sleep patterns, new research finds.

Sleep quality improves with age, study finds

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A person's quality of sleep — or perceived of quality of sleep — should improve with age, a new study suggests. Investigators at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology originally set out to confirm the long-held belief that difficulty sleeping increases with age.

It's been a hard day's day

It's been a hard day's day

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Providers have one big reason to cut back on overtime: It can lead to a hemorrhage of money. But now there's another: It could make your employees depressed.

It's not a bad habit: What's your coffee IQ?

It's not a bad habit: What's your coffee IQ?

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So it's 4 a.m. and I'm still up finishing a project and jonesing for a cup of my favorite brand of coffee, NuJava. Yes, I am a coffee snob, because I like my coffee like I like my men ... straight! (And hot and strong and full bodied ... and where was I going with this? Sorry, I digressed!)

Study: Many assisted living residents sleep poorly

Poor sleep among residents of assisted living facilities is common, and can lead to a worsening quality of life, and subsequent placement in a nursing home, according to the results of a new study.

Older women sleep more than they think, study suggests

When it comes to objectively comparing sleep quality, elderly men don't catch as many z's as women, according to a new study that compares subjective reporting to objective sleep measurements.

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