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Nov

28

Charity Helps Ensure Healthcare for Those in Need

Ga Map with medical sign   When you earn too much to receive Medicaid but too little to afford private health insurance, you're caught between a rock and the emergency room. It's a dilemma detailed in journalist Mike King's book A Spirit of Charity about the fractured funding of America's public hospitals and clinics, a problem that also results in a lack of home health services for people without insurance. (more…).....

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Nov

21

Why Palliative Care isn’t just for Hospice Patients

doctor assists patient as she takes drink When facing a serious illness, treatment options can be confusing. Some patients pursue aggressive treatment, while others choose to forego curative treatment and enter hospice care. However, there is another option called palliative care. Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, but it is not just for hospice patients. Many patients find palliative care a life-affirming, supportive option for dealing with their serious illness. (more…).....

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Nov

14

Giving the Gift of Games Could Change Risk of Alzheimer’s

alzheimer's patient Games are common in checklists of gifts for Alzheimer's patients, because they provide mental stimulation and pleasant interaction for patients and their families and other caregivers. A July 2016 report concerning reinterpretation of data from a 10-year study related to warding off Alzheimer's is creating a stir about cutting risk of the disease through computer brain games. Registered nurses who aid Alzheimer's patients know all too well the impacts the disease has on patients' families. One concern that often arises is vulnerability of other family members to the disease and what they can do.....

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Nov

10

New Information Emerges About Alzheimer’s in its Early Stage

alzheimersApproximately 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. One in nine people over 65 suffer from this devastating illness. Researchers are keen to learn more about the factors that may improve early detection of the disease as well as characteristics that may place someone at greater risk. Now, new information is emerging about subtle changes that may be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.   (more…).....

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Nov

9

How Americans Die Now

two women surrounding elder women in bedLife expectancy in the developed world has been continuously increasing for decades, spurred on by medical breakthroughs, improved sanitation and greater access to medical resources. These changes have also led to differences in how and where people die. No matter what your age, it is never too early to begin thinking about the circumstances in which you would like to spend your final days. (more…).....

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Nov

4

Celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month During November

doctor speaking with patient November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which is a time to raise awareness about the care options available to those coping with life-limiting illnesses. At Visiting Nurse Health System, we recognize November as the start of the season when families begin to gather for the holidays. Our goal is to build awareness of the care and services provided by Hospice Atlanta, especially as loved ones seek support and quality time together at this time of year. READ MORE

Oct

24

National Respiratory Care Week: October 23-29

doctor speaking with patient Many of us simply breathe in and out without thinking too much about it. For the millions of people suffering from respiratory conditions, however, even the simple act of breathing can be challenging. National Respiratory Care Week, which runs from October 25th to the 31st, provides an opportunity to learn more about respiratory conditions and thank members of the respiratory care profession. (more…).....

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Oct

10

Don’t Forget National Emergency Nurse’s Week

Smiling nurse at desk taking notesNational Emergency Nurses Week is soon upon us, with the 2016 celebration spanning from October 9th to 15th. With a series of national and international health crises, emergency nursing is a more critical profession than ever. Learn more about National Emergency Nurses Week and how to celebrate. (more…).....

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Oct

3

Do Something for Child Health Day

Celebrate Child Health Day by having a check-up at the family doctor.

On the first Monday in October, the United States celebrates Child Health Day. This day of observance was first celebrated in 1929. Since that time, it has served as an opportunity to recognize the importance of child welfare and the need to provide programs to protect the health and development of all children in the United States.

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Sep

26

Small Solutions Lead to Big Impact in Fighting Cancer

nanobotWe’ve been waging a war against cancer for decades, but the current winners of the fight might be smaller than the human eye can see. New developments in nanotechnology may transform our ability to treat this illness.   (more…).....

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