Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News

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Name: Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
Date registered: September 19, 2017
URL: http://khn.org

Latest posts

  1. Dementia And Guns: When Should Doctors Broach The Topic? — October 12, 2018
  2. Congress Targets Misuse Of Hospice Drugs — October 4, 2018
  3. Chaos And Agitation: Helping A Patient Survive A Hurricane — September 20, 2018
  4. Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight — July 31, 2018

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Dementia And Guns: When Should Doctors Broach The Topic?

As the number of Americans with dementia rises, health professionals grapple with how to talk to patients about gun safety at home.

Congress Targets Misuse Of Hospice Drugs

In the bipartisan opioid bill headed to the president’s desk, hospice workers would be allowed to destroy patients’ unneeded opioids, reducing the risk that families misuse them.

Chaos And Agitation: Helping A Patient Survive A Hurricane

For families living with dementia, natural disasters can be particularly terrifying, heightening confusion, disorientation, anxiety and paranoia.

Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospice Lacks Oversight

A new government watchdog report outlines vulnerabilities in Medicare’s $17 billion hospice program, pointing to inadequate services, inappropriate billing and outright fraud.

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