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Getting to the Root of the Problem – Modern Healthcare

February 4, 2014

Healthcare systems in impoverished areas are turning toward tackling the social conditions that lead to ill-health, but they may pay a financial penalty since payers still do not reimburse for those activities. Read the full Modern Healthcare article. Because we are committed to improving access to high quality health care in our area, we make […]

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5 Weight Loss Mistakes

January 24, 2014

If you’re on a diet but aren’t seeing the results you’d like, you might be making one of these weight loss mistakes: Crash Dieting — Reducing your daily calories to less than 1,000 may make the pounds melt away, but eating so few calories trains your metabolism to slow down. Once the crash diet is over, […]

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January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 15, 2014

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about the second leading cause of blindness in the world. There is no cure (yet) for glaucoma, and because there are virtually no symptoms, the best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a comprehensive eye examination. Read […]

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How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Fight Depression

January 9, 2014

Older individuals suffering from depression often have severe feelings of sadness, but these feelings frequently are not acknowledged or openly shown. Sometimes, when an older person is asked if he or she is depressed, the answer is “no.” Some general clues that an older person is experiencing depression include persistent and vague complaints, help-seeking, moving […]

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Depression in Older Adults

January 9, 2014

  For many people, January is a bleak month – holidays are over, credit card debt lingers, vacations have ended, and resolutions for the new year have already been broken. British psychologist Chris Arnall theorized that, according to a mathematical formula, the third Monday of the year is the most depressing day of the year. […]

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2013

  World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. It was introduced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. Since then, the event has grown in popularity every year and engages millions of people worldwide […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Underway

November 6, 2013

    Medicare is stronger than ever with more benefits, better choices, and lower costs to beneficiaries. Expanded Medicare benefits under the Affordable Care Act continue to be available, including certain free preventive benefits, cancer screenings and an annual wellness visit. Whether you choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan – take advantage of Open Enrollment to […]

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Safety in the Home

October 2, 2013

As seniors age, they become more susceptible to suffering an accident in their home. Falls and fire are two of the most common causes of injury among seniors. The following are some preventive measures to ensure optimum safety when at home. Fall Safety Lighting – Make sure you have strong lighting in your home. Put […]

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