Health

Good Health is More Than What You Eat


(NewsUSA) - Behavioral health issues are more common today. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, about 25 percent of all adults in the United States have a mental illness and 50 percent will develop one in their lifetime. Mental health diseases affect not only the mind, but the body too. The U.S. Centers for...
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Understanding How Hospice Can Help


Hospice can be a scary word when you hear it for the first time.   In reality, hospice is holistic care that is focused on the comfort of the patient and family.   While the decision to seek assistance from hospice is often made during a very uncertain time in a person’s life, that very...
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The Importance of Joint Commission Accreditation


By: Heidi Tompkins, Life Care Centers of America Communications Coordinator Quality is something every consumer seeks, especially when it comes to health care. Having a third party's take can speak volumes about its quality and help individuals make informed decisions. The Joint Commission surveys and accredits more than 19,000 health care entities in the United States....
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A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care


When you visit your doctor of chiropractic, feel free to have your insurance card ready. About 30 million Americans seek chiropractic care annually, and apparently not all of them know their visits are routinely covered by major medical insurance carriers, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and even some Medicaid plans. Part of the increased availability is a result...
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Medicare Coverage for Hospice Care


Hospice care is usually given in your home. Depending on your terminal illness and related conditions, the plan of care your hospice team creates can include any or all of these services: Doctor services Nursing care Medical equipment (like wheelchairs or walkers) Medical supplies (like bandages and catheters) Drugs for symptom control or pain relief...
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Forever Young: How Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy at Home


(NewsUSA) - The dusty stereotype of grandparents spending their 70s and 80s in a nursing home is fading fast, replaced by stories of skydiving seniors and engaged elders contributing to their communities. Today's seniors are considerably healthier and more active than their grandparents, and they are remaining in their own homes far longer than generations past. Of...
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Feeding Your Joints to Stay on the Move


(NewsUSA) - If you experience joint discomfort, you're not alone. No matter how active you are, joint problems are one of the most common reasons for doctor's visits and will affect most of us as we age. Registered Dietitian & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Marie Spano says there is a lot you can do...
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Tips to Get Better Sleep and Lower Risk of Stroke


(NewsUSA) - According to David H. Stone, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, poor sleep is one factor that can lead to stroke. "Research says less than six hours a night increases the risk of stroke symptoms four-fold among middle-age to older adults who had a...
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Maximize Your Medicare: Research the Right Plan


(NewsUSA) - Choosing a health plan is an important decision, and some simple research can help you get the most for your money. Medicare enrollment this year runs from October 15 through December 7. As you investigate your options, keep these key Medicare components in mind: * Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A and B). Original Medicare includes...
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5 Tips for Healthy Eating as We Age


(NewsUSA) - Good nutrition plays an important role in how well you age. Eating a healthful diet helps keep your body strong and can help reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis. Studies even show a link between healthful eating and longevity. "As we age, the body becomes less efficient at absorbing some...
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