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In California, Elder Day Care in Jeopardy

In California, Elder Day Care in Jeopardy

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Senior Health:

California's adult day health centers, which provide social services and health care to frail seniors, are jeopardized by state budget cuts even as the federal government tries to promote them nationwide, Herbert A. Sample reports for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Women's Health: Although overall life expectancy has risen for both American men and women, Women in some U.S. regions are dying younger than they did decades ago, a disturbing trend experts link to high rates of smoking and obesity in those regions, Noam Levey reports for the Los Angeles Times. 

Environmental Health: In China, authorities are in denial over poorly-regulated factories that have caused mass lead poisonings of workers and their children,  Sharon LaFraniere reports for the New York Times.

Health Fraud: The feds release a list of their most-wanted health fraud fugitives, including a Miami man convicted of Medicare fraud and a Michigan man who has fled the country.

Medicaid: The federal government is ending its recession-driven extra payments to states for Medicaid, resulting in lower payments to doctors and more worries for Medicaid patients around the country, Robert Pear reports for the New York Times.

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