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BREAKING NEWS: On August 6, President Obama signed the NOTICE Act into law!
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For millennia, the home provided a roof over our heads, a place to raise a family. Later on, pride of place set in and the home became our personal castle. And in recent decades, homeowners counted on rapidly appreciating housing values to help secure some measure of financial security and independence.
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After her husband passed away in 2007 following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Reva Balogh searched for something to fill her time. Then, reaching into her own childhood, she found it.
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By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer, produced in collaboration with NPR
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By Jordan Rau, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
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Is your hospital being penalized for providing care that falls short of what Medicare thinks it should be? Measures range from nighttime noise to following basic clinical standards of care.
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Heather Lawson was admiring the gorgeous floral arrangements on a reality-TV show about weddings when it hit her: After the big event, the flowers would be going into the trash.
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Hospitals and health-care systems in the 21 states that aren't expanding Medicaid, the health program for low-income Americans, may be in for an especially rough financial ride.
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Ask anyone who's spent time in a hospital: One of the most annoying things is how the nurses wake you during the night to check your vital signs. Wouldn't it be better for our health to let us sleep?
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