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The Key to Compliance: Belief in the Treatment

Modern medicine isn’t generally described as an act of faith, but now gerontology nursing expert University of Missouri Assistant Professor Todd Ruppar says that beliefs play a very large role in compliance with doctors’ orders. Ruppar found that because patients…

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Too Many “Oops!” for Older Hospitalized Patients

“Could it have been prevented?”, the concerned family member asks , and, in way too many instances, the answer is “yes!” A  report from the Department of Health and Human Services reports that 14% of hospitalized Medicare patients suffered harms deemed “clearly or…

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Hey, Get Back and Take Your Meds!

Add “predictive initiatives” to the newest lingo in the crosshairs of medicine and long term care. Pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Inc. is launching an innovative program that reaches out to patients they anticipate will fail to take their medications. That’s…

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Looking for the Creative in Health Care

All of us involved in Health Care are well aware of the import of medication adherence on the part of our patients. Indeed, much of our newest regulations promulgated by plans to mitigate precipitous readmittance to hospitals involves strategies to…

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New Hope for Those Who Suffer from Digestive Problems

The gastrointestinal system is a complex and mysterious one.  It seems almost a miracle that it ever works properly considering the multitude of factors that can make things within our digestive tract go awry.  What we eat, how we move,…

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Some Natural Ways to Fight Depression

Aside from therapy and medication – crucial elements in one’s battle against serious doldrums, there are some natural lifestyle changes that can be quite effective. “Having a routine gives you a sense of control over the day,” says Ian A….

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Fat and Heart

by Natalia Freeman Excess weight is bad for your heart. You know that – but do you know why? Fat changes the way your body metabolizes your food. Sugar that might be available as energy is packed away as fat,…

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Cipro Now a No Go

~ by Yael Joshua If you need to target hardy bacteria, heavy-duty antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin, and Floxin are your best bet. Unfortunately, these drugs, all based on fluoroquinolone, have been shown to cause pain, swelling, and inflammation in…

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