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Nursing homes charging ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Nursing home and assisted living facilities are preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for their residents and staff, while grappling with an acute labor shortage that's likely to get worse as a federal vaccine mandate takes effect. Expressing "how grateful we are that the Biden administration prioritized nursing...
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Democrats are about to ruin their plan for electric cars

As Democrats frantically negotiate the shape of their social spending package with multiple deadlines and economic mayhem looming, they are reportedly considering "means-testing" some of their new programs. Progressives have long derided means-testing – phasing out benefits above a certain income threshold – as a practice that undermines social solidarity and forces the government to create expensive and confusing bureaucratic machinery. It also just so happens that the most popular and enduring programs operated by the federal government (Medicare and Social Security) aren't phased out above any income level.
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Imec joins with Neurogyn for pelvic nerve stimulator implant development

Imec is co-developing with Swiss medtech specialist NeuroGyn an implantable device for peripheral nerve stimulation. NeuroGyn specialises in neurostimulaton and surgical solutions for pelvic nerve disorders. Leveraging Imec’s expertise in ultra-low power wireless communication and powering, the new implant aims at prolonging the lifetime of the device while lowering its...

5 Best Nursing Homes in Fresno, CA

Below is a list of the top and leading Nursing Homes in Fresno. To help you find the best Nursing Homes located near you in Fresno, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. Contents hide. Fresno’s Best Nursing Homes:. Fresno’s Best Nursing Homes:. The top-rated...

How to choose a cochlear implant product?

I have profound hearing loss on both ears (see image below), and I asked questions on how to choose a cochlear implant surgeon last week. I am going to have an initial consulting this week. Before I go, I am wondering how a specific cochlear implant product is chosen. I searched online but so far it is hard for me to tell the difference between the three brands and their models, and which one would fit me. My insurances are Medicare and Medicaid, and they should cover most if not all the expense, but I don’t know if there are limitations on the models. Is it usually decided by the doctor based on my hearing loss condition? Any suggestions and advices are highly appreciated!

Retired NYC employees sue to block ‘inferior’ Medicare plan

A group of nearly 4,000 former public servants, including firefighters, police officers, teachers, and EMTs, say the city is stiffing them on their health insurance — by forcing them onto a new plan that costs more for fewer benefits, new court papers allege. Under the new Medicare supplement plan, called...

Iowa is failing our vulnerable elderly. Who will keep them safe?

When a beloved, elderly relative suffering from a degenerative brain disease had to move into a nursing home a few years ago, we were grateful she was able to secure a room in one of the best facilities in her town. It’s a lovely place, clean and comfortable, with kind and attentive staff.
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When hope dies, the young follow suit

The whole point is to die with dignity, with minimal pain, and on terms directed by the patient. At least that much I learned while on staff with Hospice. I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to sit with those contemplating a life lived, seeking closure, listening to their stories. Mostly just sitting with them.

Re-Elect Bob Auth and Deanne DeFuccio for Assembly

Election season is once again upon us. I could not be more thrilled to have Jack Ciattarelli leading our Republican ticket as our must needed candidate for Governor. Jack IS New Jersey, and will be a Governor for ALL of New Jersey. I have been extremely privileged to get to know Jack over the last few years, to Intern for him, and learn about his vision for a better Garden State. But, there are so many more races on the ballot below the gubernatorial level which have serious implications on our way of life. Nearly two years ago, just prior to casting my first ever ballot, I had the opportunity to write a letter urging the voters of the 39th Legislative District to re-elect our Assembly members. It would be more than an understatement to say that “so much has changed since then.” The world appeared to be at a standstill just a few months following that November 2019 election. Our way of life was changed in ways we would never imagine. I, and so many others were robbed of the remainder of our senior year of high school, the first quarter of college, and, it still doesn’t seem to be “normal” just yet. “Healthcare” policy discussions went from talking about single payer/”Medicare for all” to whether or not we should force Americans to take an injection. “Education” policy discussions went from talking about student loans and standardized testing to whether or not face masks ought to be strapped onto the faces of two year olds. This is actually what we have come to. In just several months, thanks to the many uncertainties regarding the 2020 presidential election, the United States went from being that shining city on a hill under President Trump’s leadership, to a country that is being held together by its last thread.

Biggs Introduces The Freedom From Mandates Act

It doesn’t stand a chance of passing, but Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs and 21 of his colleagues, introduced the Freedom from Mandates Act. The bill comes in response to President Biden’s vaccine mandates. Earlier this month, Biden ordered federal vaccine requirements for private-sector, health care workers, and federal contractors. Biden...