PANEL URGES OVERHAULING END-OF-LIFE CARE - Friday, Sept. 19
The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released this week. The New York Times
EXPERTS ENCOURAGE YOUNG AND OLD TO GET FLU SHOTS - Thursday, Sept. 18
With fall just around the corner, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control are reminding even people between 18 and 64, to get a flu vaccine. CNN Health
WORLD ALZHEIMER'S REPORT: 44 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED - Wednesday, Sept. 17
In its sixth annual report, Alzheimer's Disease International reports 44 million people worldwide are living with the disease, a figure that is expected to double by 2030. CNN
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE NO. 1?
Lori Cooper, administrator at Stonebrook Healthcare Center in Concord, the first California facility to win an American Health Care Association Gold Quality Award, has some tips here.
HEALTH CARE OFTEN THE BIGGEST RETIREMENT EXPENSE - Monday, Sept. 15
MEDI-CAL AUTISM COVERAGE FOR KIDS EXPANDED - Monday, Sept. 15
The responsibility of caring for retirees — as well as the cost — often falls on family members, and almost half of caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year on elderly family members, according to a new study. The Washington Post
In a new initiative which seeks to help level the playing field, thousands of children from low-income families who are on the autism spectrum will be eligible for behavioral therapy under Medi-Cal. Kaiser Health News