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Tips for seniors to ensure a healthy road trip

When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna. Travel is a top priority for 37 percent of older adult respondents in the survey. In fact, more than 30 percent said they take three or more trips […]
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Social Media Influencers or FPs: Who Do Patients Trust?

How do you receive trustworthy medical advice? You may read journals such as American Family Physician, use online resources such as DynaMed or even rely on senior physicians to share their wisdom. But have you ever considered basing your medical decisions on the number of likes a particular post gets on Instagram? Millions of Americans do. Social […]
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Dementia Live changes sympathy to empathy

Program helps first responders learn how to interact with people with Alzheimer’s disease By MICHELE LEIVASEmail 11:15 am NORTH CHICAGO – It begins as a low hum. Gradually, however, the voices grow to a dull roar until they almost block out the commands being called above them. “Sort the Skittles into groups of three.” It sounds […]

This Is Why Millennials Are Struggling to Get Health Insurance

In this May 18, 2017 file photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a laptop computer, in Washington. Former Obama administration officials say they’re launching a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment just weeks away on Nov. 1, […]

Does Turmeric Prevent Dementia?

Myriad studies have suggested that turmeric can treat or prevent dementia, but evidence of its efficacy is problematic.  151 CLAIM Turmeric can prevent dementia; as a result, India, whose food contains a large amount of the spice, has the lowest rates of dementia worldwide. RATING  FALSE ORIGIN Turmeric, which has been the subject of thousands […]

Dementia: number of people affected to triple in next 30 years

News release 7 DECEMBER 2017 | GENEVA – As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of […]

Politicians focus on wrong part of health-care problem: Advisor

Advisor Carolyn McClanahan says that when it comes to health care, politicians are focusing on payment when they should be concentrating on costs. McClanahan is advocating for a network of nationalized community health centers to deliver primary care. She says real-world health-care workers are being ignored by Washington political ideologues. Jim Pavia | @jimpavia Published 9:03 AM […]
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ABC7 SoCal Spotlight: Covered California

Saturday, November 04, 2017 08:21AM Open enrollment for health coverage in California for 2019 is happening now and will end on January 31, 2018. We are putting health insurance in the SoCal Spotlight with James Scullary from Covered California. Covered California is the health insurance marketplace in the state of California that negotiates on behalf […]

Medicaid Expansion Wins In Maine In Victory For Obamacare

Bruce Japsen , CONTRIBUTOR I write about healthcare business and policy  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Susan Johnston helps coordinate the election day canvassing effort at the Mainers for Health Care headquarters for ballot question 2 to expand Medicaid, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Portland, Maine. Voters in Maine will join 31 other states and […]
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The Health 202: Work requirements are on their way for Medicaid

By Paige Winfield Cunningham November 8 at 9:25 AM THE PROGNOSIS Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, gave a sweeping speech yesterday outlining her approach to the Medicaid program. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Seema Verma declared to a roomful of state Medicaid officials yesterday that they can — for the first […]
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