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Written on Nov 14, 2022

Scientists have developed a mass-production method for biodegradable microrobots that can dissolve into the body after delivering cells and medications. The breakthrough is expected to help improve the efficiency of regenerative medicine, such as stem cell delivery. 

With a constant flow of visitors, health care settings need to balance security with visitor experience to maintain safe hospitals. Using biometrics can help. 

Most long-stay nursing home residents are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, yet their facilities rarely play a role in providing their health insurance. Analysts say an approaching regulatory transition presents a key opportunity for more skilled nursing providers to offer special needs plans designed for dual-eligible individuals. 

As more contracts covering workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic come up for expiration, nurses, technicians and other staff are pushing for measures to improve working conditions.