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SENATE APPROVES "NOTICE ACT" - Wednesday, July 29
The Senate has unanimously approved a bill requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but haven't been admitted to the hospital as inpatients. The legislation now awaits President Obama's signature. 
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HEART DISEASE, ALZHEIMER'S SHARE RISK FACTORS - Tuesday, July 28
Prior research has linked heart risk factors and mental decline, but a newly-released study focused on specific risk factors and three brain structures that play a role in memory. WebMD

HEALTHCARE WORKERS RANK SELVES HIGH IN 'MOST MEANINGFUL' JOBSMonday, July 27
Eighty-two percent of healthcare practitioners, such as registered nurses, surgeons, specialized doctors, technicians and educators, felt their job was meaningful. Mcknight's

SURRENDERING CAR KEYS CAN DOUBLE DEPRESSION RISK IN SENIORS - Sunday, July 26
A new study shows it’s vital to be aware of the negative effects that relinquishing those keys can have. Former drivers are five times more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility over time, and face nearly double the risk of depression. CBS Philly

EXERCISE EVEN GOOD FOR ALZHEIMER’S – Friday, July 24
New research suggests that exercise may offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer’s. The Associated Press 

MAKING AGING SAFER WITH TECHNOLOGY – Friday, July 24
Gadgets that can ease the burdens of aging are slowly beginning to appear in older adults’ homes and communities. The New York Times

E
ND-STAGE CHEMO QUESTIONED - Thursday, July 23
Study examines quality of life issues for cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy treatment.
The New York Times

CALIF. CAREGIVERS PROVIDED $57B IN UNPAID CARE IN 2013 - 
Thursday, July 23
An AARP study shows about 4.5 million state residents served as family caregivers in 2013. They provided about 4.1 billion hours of care valued at $57 billion. California Healthline

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