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AID-IN-DYING: NOT SO EASY
Tuesday, May 3
Starting June 9, terminally ill Californians with six months or less to live can request a doctor’s prescription for medications intended to end their lives peacefully. That sounds simple, but the reality is it won’t be. California Healthline

THAI NOODLES ANYONE? SOME NURSING HOMES CATER TO PERSONAL TASTES
Monday, May 2
A slow but growing trend among the nation's 15,600 nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach toward food. CBS News

PBJ STAFFING DATA SUBMISSION GAINING STEAM, CMS OFFICIALS SAY
Friday, April 29
Nearly half of skilled nursing facilities have registered to voluntarily submit electronic staffing data, officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday during a SNF Open Door Forum call. McKnights

THE CHEAPEST ALZHEIMER'S AID IS REGRETTABLY OVERLOOKED
Thursday, April 28
What if it were announced that a new pill was available that could put off Alzheimer's disease onset or symptoms for more than four years? The maker of that pill would become rich and famous, right? McKnight's

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUYS ALZHEIMER'S TRACKING DEVICES
Wednesday, April 27
San Diego County Supervisors are helping Alzheimer’s San Diego launch a pilot program designed to keep people with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe. ABC10 News

AS MEDICINE GOES DIGITAL, A BATTLE BREWS OVER STATE LICENSING FOR NURSES
Tuesday, April 26
Hospitals and some nursing groups are lobbying legislators nationwide to eliminate requirements that nurses be licensed in each state where they work, arguing that the rules inhibit new health-care methods. The Wall Street Journal

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