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Medical workers and pedestrians cross an intersection outside the Houston Methodist Hospital on June 9 in Houston. A judge dismissed a lawsuit this month from more than 100 hospital system staffers who objected to its compulsory vaccination.(BRANDON BELL / GETTY IMAGES)

Hard Realities Of Mandated Vaccines for Health Care Workers

Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages in western Pennsylvania have rolled up their sleeves for a covid-19 vaccine.

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Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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Next Pandemic We Should Treat Homebound Better

Americans hesitant to get a COVID vaccine shot have been lured out of their bunkers with a cornucopia of goodies offered by the White House and states.

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Financial Abuse: Help Loved Ones Protect Themselves

In 2020, the FBI reported a record amount of cybercrime complaints adding up to over $4.1 billion in losses. More than half of those losses were suffered by people aged 50 and older.

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Caring And Providing Health Care For An Aging Nation

Health care for the nation’s seniors looms large as the baby-boom generation ages into retirement. resident Joe Biden tacitly acknowledged those needs in March with his proposal to spend $400 billion over the next eight years to improve access to in-home and community-based care.

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Is Your Living Room The Future Of Hospital Care?

Major hospital systems are betting big money that the future of hospital care looks a lot like the inside of patients’ homes.

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