Uninsured say they can't afford premiums; Large rate of elderly suffer falls;

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> Nearly 25 percent of those who lack health insurance say they expect to remain that way because they can't afford premiums, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> More than one out of eight Californians over the age of 65 have fallen in the past year, exposing them to risk of severe injury that could lead to a cascade of potentially deadly health issues, according to a new report by UCLA researchers. Article

> Wall Street analysts predict the new open enrollment period could see higher-than-projected signups because issues with the federal health insurance exchange website have been resolved and outreach by insurers and support groups has been more aggressive, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

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> Hand washing is a cornerstone of reducing hospital-acquired infections, yet effective techniques in ensuring long-term compliance for healthcare workers has eluded the industry for decades. Article

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> Telemedicine-based collaborative care was shown to be an effective means for providing psychotherapy care to veterans in rural areas suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. Article

And Finally... Hospital simulates pain of childbirth for men. Article