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Turning the Tide on the Opioid Epidemic

August 31st, 2016|

The U.S. Surgeon General took historic action by sending a personal letter to more than 2.3 million healthcare practitioners and public health leaders. He is seeking help to address the prescription opioid crisis.

Read the letter. Take the pledge. And spread the word.

Go to www.TurnTheTideRx.org/join to join with clinicians from across the country in a simple

Five Ways to Increase Disease Prevention Among Men

June 20th, 2016|

In honor of Men’s Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is sharing activities and resources to promote the importance of preventive health care in maintaining optimal health and ensuring early detection.

Transforming Health Care Through Innovative Practices

June 9th, 2016|

Although great strides have been made to improve healthcare quality, opportunities exist to transform the way healthcare is delivered.

SIE Issues Call for Innovative Practices

June 2nd, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization program has recently established the Strategic Innovation Engine (SIE) to help advance quality healthcare innovations. Its mission is to identify, evaluate and spread proven innovations to achieve the three-part aim of better care, healthier people and communities, and smarter spending.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

May 27th, 2016|

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

10 Reasons to Follow Up with Your Doctor After Leaving the Hospital

April 18th, 2016|

 

It’s important to follow-up with your doctor after being discharged from the hospital.

Older Americans are admitted to the hospital more often than any other age group. Then, after they leave the hospital, one in five ends up back within 30 days. Most of the time, this is preventable.

Part of the problem is that people

Medicare – Insuring Vulnerable Populations for 50 Years

March 30th, 2016|

It’s almost impossible to imagine a time when Medicare didn’t exist, but prior to 1966 the concept of a federal insurance program was unthinkable. A half decade later, more than 55 million U.S. citizens are enrolled in the $172 billion program and receiving the care needed to live healthy lives.

The Centers for Medicare &

Effective Communication with Seniors Leads to Better Engagement

March 27th, 2016|

Healthcare professionals should engage older patients in conversations that encourage discussion and actively listening to what they have to say. This is according to a recent column focusing on effective communication with seniors.

“Caregivers need to talk ‘with’ their older patients and involve them in conversations, which also includes actually listening to what they are

Blend in Veggies with a Smoothie

March 7th, 2016|

If you’re like me and find it difficult to get a balanced meal on your plate, try blending your food into a smoothie.

Healthy Weight for Healthy Women: Disrupting a Lethal Legacy

February 29th, 2016|

If you are like most American women, you began the New Year with a desire to lose weight. You’re one month into your journey and, you may have uttered “I just can’t find time to work out,” “I hate sweating,” or “I’m having a good hair day, I’ll hit the gym tomorrow.”

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