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JUDGE HALTS END-OF-LIFE DECISION-MAKING FOR NURSING HOME PATIENTS
Monday, February 8
An Alameda County judge has ordered state health officials to stop allowing doctors at nursing homes to administer psychiatric drugs or make end-of-life decisions for patients the doctors consider mentally incompetent. SFGate

AT 105, GLENDALE WOMAN STILL HAS HER SENSE OF HUMOR AND 'A WONDERFUL LIFE'
Friday, February, 5
Helen Broderson is kind of a big deal at Autumn Hills Health Care Center this week. That's because she celebrated her 105th birthday Wednesday. Turns out she has some pretty interesting things to say of her more than a century of experience. The Los Angeles Times

UNDERSTANDING WHAT RESIDENTS LOVE
Thursday, February 4
As creatures on this splendid planet, we have our own set of quirks and preferences that may seem outlandish to someone else. The trick is to filter through the noise. McKnight's

FISH, MERCURY & ALZHEIMER’S RISK
Wednesday, February 3
Studies show that eating fish can be helpful for the brain, but does the risk of mercury in seafood negate that benefit? A unique new study in JAMA draws a few interesting conclusions. Time

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