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Heart/Stroke Association: Most Stroke Patients Should Go To inpatient Rehab Facilities

May is Stroke Awareness Month and, like every year at this time, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has released a new set of guidelines. What’s unprecedented about this year’s guidelines, the eighth set, is that they are…

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American, Senior Citizens … and Feeling Better!

The third edition of the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report was recently published, showing that older Americans’ health is improving. The Report indicates positive trends nationwide for senior health, especially for measures that look at whether seniors…

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Generic Vicodin Top Medicare Drug in 2013

An article this past Sunday brought to light startling data: The most widely prescribed drug to Medicare D beneficiaries in 2013 was a generic version of the powerful prescription pain killer Vicodin. Underscoring how at ease physicians are writing prescriptions…

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Exome Sequencing – A New Take on Family History

I have been enthralled with Genome Sequencing for sometime now – and for good reason: In one case at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, doctors expected to have to remove the pancreas from a baby girl with very low…

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Asian-American Elders Disadvantaged by Cultural & Lingual Barriers

While the growing Hispanic community struggles to deal with their aging parents and their cultural expectations of care, the Asian-American community is struggling with this issue as well in a slightly nuanced way. “Filial Piety” – respect for one’s elders,…

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Healthcare Marketing – Speaking to the Caregivers

Caregivers play a vital role as the mediums between the complex healthcare industry and the patients. In this fundamental position, the caregiver often becomes the primary target audience for healthcare marketers. As a leading resource in the long term care…

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Stop Treating The MRI

The baby boomers have entered the orthopedic surgery stage, bringing the overall statistics of orthopedic surgery in America to a new level! In 2009 Americans ages 45 to 64 had approximately 116,000 hip replacements, and 97,000 knee replacements between 2004…

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Hire a Manager for your Depression!

Is your holiday season this year going to be merry? According to an article published by The Wall Street Journal the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, “close to 8% of people 50 and older are report current…

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving may be the worst holiday for dieting, but according to a recent study the “attitude of gratitude” can help you in the long run.  This attitude of gratitude is directly linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and…

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It’s Safer to Drive with Bobbo than Mom

Yup, that’s what a recent study conducted by Children’s Hospital of Philadephia demonstrated. Seems the older generation (avg. age of 58) is more cautious when chauffeuring their precious offspring, than the harried parents (avg. age of 36) are. In the…

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