A glitch caused by the discovery of inaccurate data during the review phase will not delay the launch of a Web site that will report the payments doctors receive from industry sources. Read the story
An association of long-term care providers is urging greater transparency when it comes to managed care data, with the hopes of securing more accurate comparisons with fee-for-service models. Read the story
A new study has found that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke fell over the past decade as did the risk of dying within a year of hospitalization for those things. Read the story
Medicare Advantage offers higher quality care at a 6 percent higher price tag than traditional Medicare. Read the story
A rise in older, sicker patients getting urologic surgery may be contributing to a rise in deaths from complications such as sepsis and blood clots. Read the story
Those who care for relatives with dementia suffer high levels of stress, but a new study shows that stress can be reduced through the utilization of adult daycare twice a week. Read the story
A new study has found that feeling connected to your community is good for heart and overall health. Watch the video
The soaring number of honor designations speaks for itself: long-term care quality appears to be on the rise. Read the story
A new study has shown that tight control of high blood pressure does not appear to increase risk of falls, as has been speculated. Read the story
Post-menopausal women who exercised regularly were less likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a condition that can lead to life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to a new study. Read the story
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