News tagged with nurse

Improved staffing cuts medicare patient readmissions

(HealthDay)—Hospital nurses with good work environments who are caring for fewer patients have significantly fewer elderly Medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and pneumonia ...

Jan 04, 2013
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Grim limbo for storm's nursing home evacuees in NY

(AP)—Hundreds of elderly and disabled who were hurriedly evacuated from New York City's seaside nursing homes and assisted living residences after Superstorm Sandy are still in a grim limbo two months later, ...

Dec 26, 2012
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Emergency physician's loss sparks advocacy

Jonathan Welch, MD, a physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, never thought his family would be part of a medical error. But when his mother's battle with cancer took a sudden turn ...

Dec 04, 2012
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Delivered meals help seniors stay in their homes

The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don't need nursing home care to stay in their homes, according to a newly published ...

Dec 04, 2012
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