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Colin Campbell at his home in Covina, Calif., on Dec. 18, 2017. Campbell was diagnosed with ALS eight years ago. He has Medicare due to his disability but can't use it for home care and instead is paying $4,000 a month for that service. His adjustable wheelchair allows him to recline, which makes breathing easier. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Il

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair.

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Flu May Be Spread Just By Breathing

Even if you’re not afflicted yourself and you’re cautious about interacting with anyone who’s coughing or sneezing; keep surfaces immaculate.

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5 Nutrition Tips to Look And Feel Your Best

Looking and feeling your best go hand in hand. When you take charge of your well-being, you’ll feel healthier inside and out.

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How Does Nursing Home Care Fare Under Medicare Advantage?

Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade.

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Flu Season: How to Stay Healthy

This year’s flu outbreak is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track about a dozen years ago.

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Study: Some Nursing Homes Use Gaming System to Improve Medicare Ratings

For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best.

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