Category 'Government'

World Health Day Is April 7

Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day to focus international attention on global health issues.

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Right at Home Seeks to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

With one in five Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days of release, the U.S. government is now financially penalizing hospitals with high readmittance rates. While imposing these penalties on hospitals, the government also is trying to solve the issue.

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Do Seniors Experience Unnecessary Pain?

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Are Family Caregivers an Endangered Species?

These and other stories are in the October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Older Workers Are a National Treasure

These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Trace Your Ancestry Using the Internet

Discovering more about your ancestors from decades past can be an enjoyable and educational project. Tracing your lineage may even surprise you with insights into your own personality, likes, dislikes and customs.

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Should all Baby Boomers be tested for Hepatitis C?

In August 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced recommendations that all baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus.

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Spousal Family Caregivers

For many couples, the “in sickness and in health” marriage vow plays out later in life with one of the spouses caring for the other. Whenever an elderly husband or wife takes on a greater care role for the other spouse, a number of physical, emotional and financial challenges can occur.

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February Is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and how to prevent this often-silent killer.

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What Are Care Transitions?

Care transitions refer to a medical patient moving from one healthcare provider or healthcare setting to another. Seniors with illnesses, for example, may visit a primary care physician and then be admitted to a hospital and receive treatment from a hospital physician and nursing staff.

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