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FEW SENIORS USE MEDICARE OBESITY COUNSELING – Tuesday, Feb. 24
Too much weight is especially hazardous for an aging body, but few seniors are taking advantage of face-to-face weight-loss counseling available under Medicare. Kaiser Health News

CONFUSING CHANGES TO NURSING-HOME RATINGS – Saturday, Feb. 21
Quality at nursing homes continues to improve, but a sudden shift in the way the federal government assigns star ratings gives the false impression that care is declining at many facilities. CAHF

COVERED CALIFORNIA EXTENDS ENROLLMENT TO APRIL 30 – Friday, Feb. 20
Covered California has extended its period to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act until April 30 for everyone who declares they weren’t aware of or didn’t understand the potential tax penalties of not having health insurance. The Sacramento Bee

WHAT MAKES CRE SUPERBUGS SO DANGEROUS? – Thursday, Feb. 19
Hard-to-treat infections from CRE superbugs like the one linked to two deaths at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center are becoming more widespread in medical facilities – here’s what you should know. Los Angeles Times

MEDI-CAL PROGRAM GROWS TO 12 MILLION – Tuesday, Feb. 17
Since California embraced the federal health-care overhaul, Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program for the poor, has added more than 2.7 million people – but are there enough doctors to care for all of them? The Associated Press

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