Regulations

The second week of September 2015 will be hailed in the history of California with a landmark victory for supporters of assisted suicide, when the State Legislature gave its final approval to a bill that would allow the doctors to help terminally ill people end their lives. The similar right-to-die bill had earlier failed to […]

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The American law bats for the patients’ rights to accept or to refuse the need of a medical treatment. It states that the patient should be aware and competent enough to make clear his consent or refusal regarding the medical procedure even before it begins. It is not only about the fulfillment of the special […]

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Representatives of state medical licensing boards approved recently updated guidelines to help ensure the safety and quality of medicine when it is practiced using telemedicine technology – which can connect a patient in one location with a care provider in another location. The guidelines state that “…the same standards of care that have historically protected […]

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Revocable living trusts and wills both allow you to name people to inherit your property and assets. Other than that, they are beneficial for different reasons.  For example, most people use living trusts to avoid probate (court-supervised distribution of estate).  However, living trusts are more complicated and costly to make, and you can not use […]

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Estate plans are important to have in place, regardless of your net worth, to ensure that your intentions for your possessions and assets are followed after death. An estate plan has several elements including a will, assignment of power of attorney, a living will or health-care proxy (medical power of attorney), and for many people […]

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Long-term care (LTC) ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, and other adult care facilities. They try to resolve problems of individual residents and bring changes at the local, state, and national levels to improve care. Though many residents of LTC facilities receive good care, some are neglected, […]

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just given approval for the RP-VITA Robot to be used in hospitals.  RP-VITA stands for Remote Presence Virtual+ Independent Telemedicine Assistant. This robot will help doctors connect with and treat patients remotely. This is the first autonomous telemedicine robot to receive US FDA approval.  Autonomous robots have the […]

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Americans are on the verge of yet another “Fiscal Cliff” that was scheduled to start at the onset of the New Year. President Obama and Congress have devised a last minute deal to avoid this on Tuesday January 1st, 2013. They have come up with a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that […]

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According to an AARP study, 90% of seniors would choose to stay and age in their home rather than to live in any type of senior living community.  Therefore, the need for home care services is going to drastically increase as the aging population increases in America.  Home care can ease the burden that family […]

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The federal government has brought out a Draft National Alzheimer’s Plan for Education, Support and Care strategies. The nation’s first National Alzheimer’s Plan is mandated under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) enacted last January. The Obama administration declared Alzheimer’s “one of the most-feared health conditions” on Wednesday as it issued a draft of the […]

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