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A Tech Giant Enters the Medicare Market

Google has become a household word, as a noun and even as a verb. But the multinational tech giant specializes in a variety of internet services and products has recently expanded into another market that, with the aging of the baby boomers, is also becoming a household word: Medicare. Alphabet, the parent company of Google…

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Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program designed to help people who have heart disease. You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you have or have had a heart condition, including but not limited to: a heart attack coronary artery disease (CAD) angina congestive heart failure or a heart procedure, such as: insertion of one or…

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Short-term Rehab Eases the Transition from the Hospital

A hospital stay is almost always traumatic for an older person. Going home is not necessarily much easier. There may be new medications to manage, new dietary restrictions to implement, wounds to take care of, follow-up appointments to make, and even in-house supports to install, such as grab bars and ramps. The transition from hospital…

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New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Guidelines Released

The Alzheimer’s Association has just released twenty recommendations for best practices in diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The recommendations were reported at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held this week in Chicago. The most crucial aspects of the recommendations include the admonition not to dismiss concerns as “normal aging,” but to evaluate…

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Depression: A Common Response to Heart Attack

It is not surprising that someone might be anxious or upset after suffering a heart attack. However, this may not merely be a normal response to a life-threatening event. It may be a symptom of clinical depression, which affects up to one third of people who have been through a heart attack. Heart disease and…

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Pacemakers: Just the FAQs

The heart of a healthy adult at rest beats between 60 and 100 times a minute. Each beat is initiated by a group of cells in the upper right chamber of the heart that acts as a sort of “spark plug,” generating an electrical signal that travels through the heart. If the heart’s natural “pacemaker”…

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5 Things to Know about the New Medicare Card

With identity theft on the rise, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revamped its identification system, replacing Social Security number IDs with a unique Medicare ID number. Your new Medicare card will include your name, your new ID number, and the dates your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage began.  …

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Post Stroke Care: Skilled Rehabilitation Is Key To Recovery

Post stroke care is extremely important and skilled rehabilitation is the key that opens to a successful recovery. More than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the United States. and approximately 67% survive and require rehabilitation. Post stroke care helps survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality…

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Thin Skin Prevention In Aging Seniors: Best Treatments

Thin skin becomes more prevalent as a person ages, as a result natural aging, sun damage, medication, or lifestyle factors. It is not usually reversible, but there are some ways to protect skin and prevent complications. Thin skin on the hands is relatively common. However, as a person ages, they may also develop thin, papery…

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Sciatica: What It Is, How It Affects You, Available Treatments

Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with your sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back. This pain can spread to your hip,…

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