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  • emHandprints on Hubbleem
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    Handprints on Hubble

    Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan talked about her book, Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention, in which she recalled her NASA career, including being the first woman to walk in…

  • Military and Veteran Caregivers
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    Support for Military and Veterans' Caregivers

    First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announced several initiatives and programs to help support caregivers of wounded active duty and veteran military. In addition, Michelle Obama told…

  • QA with Warren Brown
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    Q&A with Warren Brown

    Washington Post cars columnist Warren Brown has covered the auto industry for the Post since 1982. His weekly column is called “On Wheels,” and he hosts a live weekly web discussion on…

  • Health Care and LongTerm Care
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    Health Care and Long-Term Care

    William Minnix, Jr. talked about the CLASS (Community Living Assistance Services and Supports) Act and how it is expected to impact patients and the need for long-term care. The CLASS Act…

  • Fighting Chronic Disease
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    Fighting Chronic Disease

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle made the keynote address at a forum on the role of chronic disease prevention and management in the reform of the health care system. Several video presentations were made as part of…

  • Hospital Emergency Room Capacity Day 1
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    Hospital Emergency Room Capacity, Day 1

    Witnesses testified at a hearing about the ability of hospitals and medical facilities to respond to large-scale disasters. Among the issues they addressed were emergency planning for…

  • Future of Military Health Care
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    Future of Military Health Care

    The Department of Defense released its final report on Thursday on the future of military health care for wounded soldiers and their families returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Gail…

  • Nursing Home Reforms
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    Nursing Home Reforms

    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) 1987, also known as the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act, was passed 20 years prior to this panel discussion. The panelists talked about the history,…

  • Reducing Risks from Global Imbalances
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    Reducing Risks from Global Imbalances

    Dr. Brody talked about health care reform and focused on the viability of health care policies advocated by presidential candidates. He talked about the possible policies that could be…

  • Abuse of the Elderly
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    Abuse of the Elderly

    In an informal hearing, witnesses testified about stopping abuse of the elderly by long-term care workers. Topics included the need for, and the benefits of, S. 1577, the Patient Safety and…

  • Regulation of Nursing Homes
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    Regulation of Nursing Homes

    Alice Hedt talked about government regulation of nursing homes. On May 2 Ms. Hedt testified before a Senate Special Aging Committee on the challenges currently facing nursing homes and…

  • Nursing Home Use
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    Nursing Home Use

    Lisa Alecxih announced the release her study that shows that over the past 20 years, a significant number of senior citizens, particularly among the “oldest old,” persons 85 and older, have…

  • 25th Anniversary of Reagan Assassination Attempt
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    25th Anniversary of Reagan Assassination Attempt

    At an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the assassination attempt upon then President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981, Dr. Jim Scott gave an overview of the events of that day and…

  • Health and Dignity
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    Health and Dignity

    At the opening plenary session of the 2004 National Governors' Association Winter Meeting, NGA Chairman Governor Kempthorne released the first report from his “A Lifetime of Health and Dignity: Confronting…

  • Walter Reed Rehabilitation Activities
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    Walter Reed Rehabilitation Activities

    Scenes are shown of U.S. military personnel wounded in Iraq receiving occupational and physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Colonel Gilman, the commander of the Walter Reed…

  • Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    While waiting for Congressman Watt, Senator Kennedy spoke to reporters about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. He introduced Ms. Phillips and Ms. Jones, plaintiffs…

  • Soldiers Wounded in Iraq
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    Soldiers Wounded in Iraq

    U.S. military personnel wounded in Iraq, and in physical therapy treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, spoke about their experience in Iraq and adjustment to life with their…

  • EndofLife Care
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    End-of-Life Care

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on “Health Care Provided to Non-Ambulatory Persons.” Doctors from federal programs and universities testified…

  • Medical Ethics
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    Medical Ethics

    Professor Veatch talked about ethical questions, concerns, and ambiguities surrounding the care of the terminally ill. He currently is teaching a class at Georgetown University on…

  • Living Wills
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    Living Wills

    Mr. Tucker described living will declarations and durable health care power of attorney, including legal considerations in developing personal medical directives and appointing a person to…

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