Forget The Stereotypes; Study Finds Men Increasingly Are Caregivers
The report estimated that 40 percent of family caregivers are men, up from 34 percent eight years ago. The men are slightly younger on average than female caregivers—47.8 vs. 49—and provide slightly less care per week—23 vs. 24.4 hours. They do similar things, from paying bills and driving to medical appointments, to hands-on care such as bathing and using medical equipment. Many wish they had more training. (Stacey Burling/Philadelphia Inquirer)

Drug Coverage Denied By Medicare? How Seniors Can Fight Back
Concerns about Medicare drug coverage are common: More seniors call the Medicare Rights Center’s national hotline (800-333-4114) about this topic each year than any other. (Judith Graham/Kaiser Health News)

Volunteers Help Ombudsmen Give Nursing Home Residents a Voice in Their Care
Ombudsman’s offices, which operate under federal law in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam, investigated 200,000 complaints in 2015, according to the Administration on Aging, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Susan Jaffe/Kaiser Health News)

Could Trump’s Hire American Order Worsen Caregiver Shortage?
That may not be good news for the many home health agencies across the country that have found it difficult to recruit good caregivers. One solution to that problem has been tapping into the immigrant labor pool. Could Trump’s actions make that harder? (Tim Regan/Home Health Care News)

A Lazarus Patient and The Limits of a Lifesaving Stroke Procedure
About 800,000 people suffer strokes every year in the U.S. Most of them are ischemic strokes, caused by a clot which blocks a vessel supplying blood to the brain. If blood can't reach the brain, cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die. (Irina Zhorov/NPR Health Shots)