States question motives of nursing home evictions
People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food’s no good or there’s not enough staff, and so on. It’s a long list. But the top complaint, according to the federal government, is eviction from a nursing home. Read more
Fitness trackers not so good at measuring calories burned
Researchers had participants wear the fitness trackers while walking or running on a treadmill and while riding an exercise bike to determine how well the trackers measured heart rate and energy expenditure. Read more
Tips for staying healthy when traveling abroad
Let’s start with what you’re most likely to suffer from while traveling: food poisoning. About a quarter of travelers will get gastrointestinal problems within the first two weeks of an international trip, studies say. Read more
Is ‘internet addiction’ real?
Estimates of how many people are affected vary widely, researchers say, and the problem isn’t restricted to kids and teens, though some — especially those who have depression or anxiety disorder — may be particularly vulnerable. Read more
Medicaid changes worry school districts
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Read more

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