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Asking the Right Medication Questions Could Save Your Life

February 22nd, 2016|

Victor Harris almost died after taking a new medicine for high blood pressure. Victor, a 52-year-old African American, was on a low dose of blood pressure medicine for two years. After a routine visit to his primary care office, the nurse practitioner he saw changed his medication to lisinopril.

Lifestyle Changes to Help those Living with Heart Failure

February 15th, 2016|

Heart failure causes shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, and swelling in the ankles, feet and legs. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped working or is about to stop working, but it is a serious condition that requires treatment.

Happy Anniversary OWH!

February 7th, 2016|

Happy 2016! The new year has been here for a few weeks now, and we at OWH are excited about what’s in store. We’re especially excited because 2016 marks OWH’s 25th anniversary!

Diabetes Education Inspires Couple to Battle Disease with Love

February 5th, 2016|

A support system. That is what Toni and Gus found in each other during an “Everyone with Diabetes Counts” (EDC) class in York, Pennsylvania. When the two met in their first class, uncertain and alone in their fight against diabetes, they realized they were battling many of the same issues.

Putting Engaged and Empowered Individuals at the Center of our Health Care System

February 1st, 2016|

At HHS, we are working toward transforming our health care system into one that puts individuals at the center. By making prices and quality information more accessible, providing the right tools to help people navigate the system, and listening to patients, we can help engage and empower people to take control of their health,

Administration on Aging: Helping Older Adults Stay Healthy

January 31st, 2016|

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) that promotes the well being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Ensuring Healthcare Quality

January 27th, 2016|

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s healthcare system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools and data needed to improve the healthcare system and help Americans, healthcare professionals and policymakers make informed health decisions.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: Leading the Nation into the Future

January 26th, 2016|

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health information technology (HIT) efforts.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fighting for Health Security

January 25th, 2016|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works around the clock to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Quality Care for Everyone

January 24th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers healthcare programs including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Health Insurance Marketplace.