Nurse who stole opioids from long-term care facility must be rehired and compensated, arbitrator rules

McKnight's (01/17/2019) – An Ontario nursing home must rehire a registered nurse who was caught stealing opioids on the job, and compensate her for her losses. Full story »

Activity keeps your brain sharper, even if you have dementia

NBC News (01/16/2019) – People who move around more have sharper brains than couch potatoes, even well into old age and even if they already have some brain deterioration, researchers reported Wednesday. Full story »

Study reveals how fasting can improve overall health and protect against aging-associated diseases

Medical Xpress (01/15/2019) – In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. Full story »

After nursing home stay, bedsores lead to man’s agonizing death

Buffalo News (01/13/2019) – Frank L. Williams didn't have bedsores when he left Kenmore Mercy Hospital and entered a nursing home for rehabilitation after a stroke. Full story »

Actor Rob Lowe: I was my sick mother’s caregiver, don’t underestimate the stress caregivers face

USA Today (01/13/2019) – Forty million Americans work as an unpaid family caregiver. The mental, physical and emotional stress they face is overwhelming. It's time to help. Full story »

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent

Medical News Today (01/12/2019) – A groundbreaking set of studies has found that blocking certain receptors in the brain leads to the growth of remarkably strong bones. Could a new osteoporosis treatment be on the horizon? Full story »

$29 million earmarked for nursing home improvements goes unused for years

McKnight's (01/10/2019) – Almost $29 million in funds — collected from North Carolina nursing homes through civil monetary penalties — has sat mostly untouched for years. Full story »

Elderly woman says her treasured wedding ring was stolen off her finger in metro nursing home

KFOR-TV (01/09/2019) – An elderly woman says her most prized possession, her wedding ring, was stolen right off her hand while she was asleep in a nursing home. Full story »

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