December 2010

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What is the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act (PSAPA)?

The Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act (PSAPA) was drafted to prevent people with criminal backgrounds from working in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. This would be achieved through a comprehensive national system of criminal background checks. The legislation would be a continuation…

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There is a waiting list for Granma’s preferred nursing home. It may be better to wait than to settle for less.

Taking care of your aging parent in Kentucky can be exhausting and drain your resources when you have so many other things to handle. There is so much to worry about: meals, laundry, medication, and risks of falls to mention only a few. If at…

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What are the long term consequences of traumatic brain injury?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that, currently, at least 5.3 million Americans 
have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a traumatic brain injury. 
According to one study, approximately 40% of those…

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What causes traumatic brain injury (“TBI”)?

The reportedly leading causes of traumatic brain injury are, as follows: a. Falls (28%); 
b. Motor vehicle accidents or traffic-related crashes (20%);c. Person struck by/against (19%); and 
d. Assaults (11%). Blasts are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for active duty military personnel in…

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What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (or, “TBI”) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that 
disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a traumatic brain injury. The severity of…

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Johnson & Johnson Sued by AIDS Treatment Group, Overcharging for Medications

Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”), the world’s largest health products company, was recently sued by an AIDS treatment advocacy group that claims the drugmaker overcharged for medications it purchased under a United States federal program. According to allegations in the lawsuit, the Los Angeles, California –…

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