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Resisting the Seduction of a Buffet

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether at a party or a restaurant, don't let a buffet be your diet downfall. With certain strategies, …

What Is Potassium

<i>According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, potassium is an underconsumed nutrient, making it a nutrient of public health concern.</i> …

Stay Mindful with 4 Tips for Holiday Eating

The holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family and food. And, contrary to popular belief, you can have all three without putting on the extra …

Nutrition

Eat Right for Cancer Prevention

Chances are your life has been touched by cancer — whether you, a parent, friend or even a child has been diagnosed. While cancer can leave us …

Cancer

Watchdog: Hazards, training, background checks among problems at troubled assisted-living facilities

Mother Marcy Home Care-Chateau, an assisted living center in Anaheim, evicted a resident earlier this year without advance notice and abandoned him …

Anaheim

Agencies raise concerns over response to worsening elder abuse

onNovember 25, 2015 in News & features 0<p>The failure of successive federal governments to invest in a national elder abuse strategy means that …

Medicare fraud settlements generated much of $7.5 million collected by north Alabama federal prosecutors

(AP file photo)<p>BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama collected about $7.5 million in criminal and …

Alabama hospital pays $5 million in Justice Department fine

An Alabama hospital was among hundreds of across the country who paid fines to the U.S. Department of Justice in a conflict involving …

Health Care

Alabama woman sentenced for stealing more than $300,000 from dementia patient

A Pleasant Grove woman was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in federal prison for her plea to bank fraud and identity theft in the theft of …

Pill Mills and the Rise of Controlled Substance Use in Medicare

0<p>SHARES<p>Despite a national crackdown on prescription drug abuse, doctors churned out an ever-larger number of prescriptions for the most-potent …

Pharma

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AlabamaAgeline.gov<p>official site of the Alabama Department of Senior Services<p>In the past 12 months approximately<p>98,868 Seniors received services …

Aging

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Elder Justice and Advocacy Brochure<p>Abuse of elders takes many different forms, some involving intimidation or threats, some involving neglect, and …

Health Care

Elder abuse nightmares driving state petition push for visitation reform

An Alabama woman is calling on state lawmakers to pass a bill to protect the rights of adult children of elders under the guardianship of others to …

Pew Research Center

What do you know about elder abuse?

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to …

Pharma

Federal Prosecutors Collect $7.5 Million in Alabama

Convicted criminal offenders can be sentenced to jail time, but they could also face financial penalties.<p>According to reports, the U.S. Attorney's …

White House Conference On Aging 2015: Elder Justice

As you likely sadly know, elder financial abuse is a tragic problem in America. As Richard Cordray, director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said at the <i>Elder Justice in the Twenty-First Century</i> panel of the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA): “Older Americans all too often …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Elder Abuse & Neglect: Spotting the Warning Signs and Getting Help

Elder Abuse and Neglect<p>Spotting the Warning Signs and Getting Help<p>Many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in …

National Medicare fraud takedown results in charges against 243 individuals for approximately $712 million in false billing

WASHINGTON – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a …

Medicare

Birmingham hospice company to pay $24.7 million Medicare fraud settlement

SouthernCare Inc., a Birmingham-based hospice company, has agreed to pay the federal government $24.7 million to settle Medicare fraud charges, …

North Alabama health care fraud penalties top $48 million, U.S. says

Penalties for health care fraud have totaled more than $48 million in north Alabama in the past four years as federal authorities push harder to get …