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Headlines

FASTER FLU FORECAST BY UCSD TEAM – Thursday, Jan. 29
UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of the flu a week in advance, with accuracy equal to Google Flu Trends' real-time information. The San Diego Union-Tribune

MOST STAY WITH COVERED CALIFORNIA – Thursday, Jan. 29
Of the more than 1 million people who signed up for health-care plans through Covered California last year, most stayed with their insurance carrier, according to preliminary figures from state officials. Los Angeles Daily News

CAHF NURSING HOMES HELP REDISTRIBUTE UNUSED DRUGS - Wednesday, Jan. 28
CAHF members have helped SIRUM redistribute more than $1 million worth of drugs to needy recipients. Smithsonian.com

REPORT RIPS STATE ON MENTAL-HEALTH INITIATIVE
– Wednesday, Jan. 28
Ten years after California voters passed Proposition 63’s tax on millionaires to fund programs for the mentally ill, the state cannot document whether billions of dollars in funding have improved residents’ lives, according to a new report by the Little Hoover Commission. The Sacramento Bee

MEDICARE TO CHANGE HOW IT PAYS FOR CARE – Tuesday, Jan. 27
The Obama administration has outlined ambitious new goals to transform the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than those that just do more. Los Angeles Times

SCIENTISTS FIND DIFFERENCES IN AUTISTIC SIBLINGS – Tuesday, Jan. 27
Most siblings with a diagnosis of autism do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported. The New York Times

FITNESS FOR ELDERS IS KEY, STUDY FINDS – Monday, Jan. 26
With a new Census Bureau report finding that 39 percent of people over age 65 battle at least one disability – and often face serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs – researchers are trying to pinpoint which elders most likely to become disabled and craft simple exercise programs to stem the downward slide. The Boston Globe

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February 24–25
Newport Beach

long term care nurses


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Sacramento Hyatt Regency

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May 7
Newport Beach

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