Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 3

Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients ... Medicaid pays patients' acupuncture for pain management ... Vitamin D, calcium supplements don't prevent fractures in older adults

Calcium supplements raise dementia risk in women surviving stroke sevenfold, study finds


Calcium supplements are tied to an increased risk of dementia in senior women who have had a stroke, researchers have found.

Nutrition plays important role for dementia residents

Nutrition plays important role for dementia residents

Senior living communities now have world-class dining options and produce engaging activities for residents of all ages.

CMS boosts payments, incentives for dialysis centers


Medicare payments to providers that offer outpatient maintenance dialysis treatments will increase 2.5% in calendar year 2013, regulators said.

Study: Dietary supplements linked to higher mortality risk in older women

Going against conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that multivitamins and some other supplements actually increase the odds of mortality.