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Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Verma, the businesswoman Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states and foster dependency among the poor. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump Relaxes Financial Penalties Against Nursing Homes

The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry.

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Caregivers Should be Screened Early, Often to Prevent Depression, Anxiety

More than 34 million people in the U.S. are caregivers for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter.

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Coping With Sadness And Grief Before a Loved One Dies

The anguish accompanying aging isn’t openly discussed very often, nor is its companion: grief.

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Georgina Morris fell ill to a particularly virulent strain of Clostridium difficile, known as C. diff, shortly after entering Astoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sylmar, Calif., in October 2015. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Nursing Home Infection Lapses Rampant, But Punishment is Rare

Basic steps to prevent infections , such as washing hands, isolating contagious patients and keeping ill nurses and aides from coming to work, are routinely ignored in the nation’s nursing homes.

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How to Avoid Loneliness During The Holiday Season

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of the year, but many isolated seniors often are left feeling lonely, which can be harmful to their health.

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Holiday Travel Tips For Family Members With a Disability

The holiday season is filled with travel as many families drive or fly to spend time with loved ones, but traveling with a disability can create unique challenges for some families.

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