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CARING FOR CAREGIVERS – Thursday, Nov. 20
Some 39 percent of adults serve as full- or part-time caregivers to a loved one struggling with a disease or disability, and the work can be exhausting and heartbreaking. Los Angeles Times

NEW ALZHEIMER'S TEST COULD DETECT DISEASE EARLY – Wednesday, Nov. 19
The latest Alzheimer's blood test is the most promising yet, as it appears to accurately predict the disease 10 years before a clinical diagnosis could be made, researchers announced. McKnight's Long-Term Care News

OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA – Monday, Nov. 17
Covered California kicked off its second open-enrollment period for affordable health insurance with community outreach events across the state on Saturday. The Sacramento Bee

REVIEW FINDS FLU SHOT STILL GOOD FOR SENIORS – Friday, Nov. 14
With almost 90 percent of influenza-related deaths occurring among the elderly population, a recent review of studies affirms that it’s a good idea for people over 60 to get a flu shot every year. Reuters

PROMISING EPILEPSY Rx FROM UC DAVIS – Thursday, Nov. 13
A new treatment from researchers at UC Davis may offer some hope for severe "super-refractory" epileptic patients who are unable to stop their seizures by other means. California Healthline

MEDI-CAL ENROLLMENT JUMPS TO 11.3 MILLION – Wednesday, Nov. 12
As access to health care expands, the number of Californians in the Medi-Cal program has grown to 11.3 million – roughly 30 percent of the state's population. California Healthlin

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