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PILATES LINKED TO BETTER BALANCE IN OLDER WOMEN WITH BACK PAIN - Monday, August 31
Pilates may offer a solution for women aged 65 and older with lower back pain, a Spanish study suggests. Reuters

YELP ADDS HOSPITALS WAIT TIMES AND NURSING HOMES DATA TO ITS REVIEWS - Friday, August 28
In conjunction with the investigative organization ProPublica, consumers can now read reviews and obtain inspection information about skilled nursing homes. Huffington Post

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE FIVE-STAR RATING SYSTEM - Friday, August 28
The GAO has been directed by lawmakers to verify the reliability of the program. McKnight's Long-Term Care News

STATES EMBARK ON INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS TO DEAL WITH AGING IN PRISON - Thursday, August 27
Younger inmates in some California prisons are getting paid to help elderly inmates who are struggling with health issues. Kaiser Health News

ACCESS TO NATURE TIED TO BETTER SLEEP QUALITY -
 Tuesday, August 25
Access to natural environments is linked to significantly better sleep quality in men and seniors, according to a new study led by the University of Illinois. MNT

NINE FACTORS THAT INCREASE ALZHEIMER'S RISK - Tuesday, August 25
UCSF researchers have discovered that just nine risk factors are to blame for two thirds of cases of Alzheimer's disease - and targeting diet, lifestyle and obesity may lower the risk of dementia. DailyMail.com

EDITORIAL: SMALL STAFF, BIG HEARTS, SIMPLE NEEDS - Tuesday, August 25
“I asked her where's the staff, where are the nurse aides? She said ‘We have people working in the kitchen and we have two maintenance men who work on the outside and do the repairs and do that sort of thing, but we really don't have any other staff.'” McKnight's

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