Lois A. Bowers

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Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

Most Recent Articles by Lois A. Bowers

Life expectancy decreasing, CDC says

Life expectancy decreasing, CDC says

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Life expectancy in the United States decreased in both 2015 and 2016, marking the only decreases in the past 20 years and the first consecutive two-year decline since 1964, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

Judge tosses key evidence in $1 billion fraud case against ALF owner

Judge tosses key evidence in $1 billion fraud case against ALF owner

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The owner of multiple Miami-area assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, accused in 2016 of orchestrating a $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme, scored a major victory in federal court Friday when a judge threw out key evidence against him and said that Justice Department investigators were trying to "obfuscate the evidentiary record."

Support, knowledge of HIV important when caring for LGBT individuals with dementia: report

Support, knowledge of HIV important when caring for LGBT individuals with dementia: report

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Find or create support groups, and prepare for an increase in the number of residents with both cognitive impairment and HIV/AIDS. Those are two pieces of advice contained in a new issue brief for aging service providers about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and dementia from SAGE and the Alzheimer's Association.

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

Law requiring dementia training for healthcare professionals is unprecedented, Alzheimer's Association says

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Healthcare professionals who treat adults in Massachusetts will be required to undergo training related to Alzheimer's disease under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Kisco Senior Living pioneers new employee training program inspired by hospitality industry

Kisco Senior Living pioneers new employee training program inspired by hospitality industry

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Kisco Senior Living was looking for a way to take its customer service to the next level. The organization found a way to do it that no other senior living operator had found before.

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Aug. 15 

Senior 'stay-cation'

State College, PA 

Residents and friends of Juniper Village at Brookline's Wellspring Memory Care in State College, PA, recently took a virtual trip to the beach.

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