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NEW DRUG FOR ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT INFECTIONS DEVELOPED
Tuesday, June 28
A new antibiotic to treat MRSA has been developed by scientists and shows great promise in treating dangerous infections.  Provider

REDUCING ANTIPSYCHOTIC USAGE WITH COMPUTER ENGAGEMENT
Monday, June 27
A recent research project with dementia residents has shown promising potential with bedside technology to provide one-on-one engagement. The initiative improved quality of life and produced a significant reduction in antipsychotic drug doses. Long Term Living

CDC PANEL CALLS FLU SPRAY VACCINE INEFFECTIVE, REJECTS FOR NEXT FLU SEASON
Friday, June 24
An expert panel on Wednesday recommended not using AstraZeneca's nasal influenza vaccine for the upcoming flu season, citing its lack of effectiveness over the past three years. Modern Healthcare

ALMOST 750,000 CALIFORNIA SENIORS STILL WORKING AFTER AGE 65
Thursday, June 23
Retirement isn't coming easy for California baby boomers. More than 740,000 California residents between ages 65 and 74 are employed or looking for work. That's roughly double the number from 15 years ago. The Sacramento Bee

LIFE'S LESSONS LEARNED IN LONG-TERM CARE
Wednesday, June 22
"Four years after his stroke, my brother continues to adjust to his new reality in a long-term care center and I do as well. Some of the most important people in his daily life include the certified nursing assistants and the other residents." The Patriot Ledger

CALIFORNIA HEALTH BUDGET NETS SMALL GAINS, NEXT STOP: NOVEMBER
Tuesday, June 21
The $122.5 billion state budget approved last week may fund a variety of health-related efforts, including training of primary care physicians and dental care for schoolchildren, but some key big-ticket health items didn’t make the cut. KQED News

EVALUATING CALIFORNIA'S DUAL ELIGIBLE PROGRAM
Monday, June 20
A study indicates those in California's Medicare/Medi-Cal program for individuals with complex medical needs - the dual eligible program - are happy with their care. So what can we learn from the details of this research? McKnight's

NEW GUIDE FOCUSES ON ABUSE OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Thursday, June 16
Nursing homes are receiving new training kit from the American Health Care Association on how to prevent employees from abusing residents on social media. McKnight's

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