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ACA CASE WON'T AFFECT CALIFORNIA, EXPERTS SAY – Monday, March 2
Health-policy experts say the upcoming Supreme Court hearing regarding the Affordable Care Act will not affect health-insurance subsidies for Californians – but a ruling against the law could confuse people. Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento)

ALZHEIMER’S TESTS INCH FORWARD – Monday, March 2
Researchers are working to develop tests that diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier and more reliably, but with limited treatment options available, some experts worry that better tests may do more harm than good. Scientific American

REDUCING THE USE OF PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS – Monday, March 2
The long-term care community – which has been making great strides in reducing the use of antipsychotic medications among nursing-home residents – agrees with new federal research which has found overuse of psychiatric drugs by older Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. The New York Times

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

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