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A Family Learns How To Face Cancer Together

Inflammatory breast cancer has traditionally been thought of as a particularly challenging form of cancer. It’s rare and it’s difficult to diagnose, meaning it’s often not caught till the cancer has spread throughout the body. But Catherine’s outlook is hopeful.

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How To Correct Minority Underrepresentation In Clinical Trials

Noting that the disease course of MS in African American (AA) patients is more aggressive, a renown physician/researcher urges his fellow researchers to make more effort to stave off the persistent slide in minority representation, which he believes skews efficacy and disability data and prevents physicians' ability to extrapolate whether drugs are effective in these populations.

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New Pain Assessment/Management Standards For Health Care

These program-specific standards follow new and revised pain assessment and management requirements for hospitals, ambulatory health care organizations, critical access hospitals and office-based surgery practices that The Joint Commission introduced earlier last year.

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Pets and Healthy Aging: More Than a Walk in the Park

Research is still emerging on the benefits and challenges of animal companions in the older adult population...

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Easing Financial Worries That Undermine Patient Care

People facing a health crisis deal with more than whatever it is that ails them. They also can be knocked down by significant financial concerns that come with their serious health issues. Those deductibles, co-pays and other out-of-pocket expenses add up, creating additional stress when the patient needs to focus on healing.

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Food Drive Expected To Provide 35K Meals To Hungry Area

More than 14 tons of food will nourish the bodies and minds of hungry New Mexicans this fall. That's the goal set by Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino during its annual Coins for Cans food drive benefiting The Food Depot, according to Christine Gabaldon, director of marketing. And that's the equivalent of providing 35,000 meals for those in need.

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The Storm After the Storm: Dealing With Scam Contractors

Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets. While most contractors are legitimate businesspeople helping neighbors rebuild, there are unscrupulous ones whose practices inflict financial and emotional pain on people already suffering from storm damage.

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Special Art Program Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Patients

For more than a decade, Oxford, OH-based Scripps Gerontology Center's “Opening Minds through Art” (OMA) program has offered people with Alzheimer's and dementia opportunities to create art. And in Springfield, IL, the Springfield Art Association has now taught OMA classes over a fall and spring session.

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Strengthening Your Agency with the 21st Century CURES Act

It’s no secret that many homecare agencies are preparing for significant changes in advance of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirement of the 21st Century CURES Act going into effect for Personal Care Services (PCS) on Jan. 1, 2019. EVV verifies that homecare services are actually being performed, and the CURES Act requires that six data elements be collected...

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Why Hiring Older Workers is Good for Business

Starting a new career after 60 is not for everyone. But it can be rewarding for those with energy and commitment levels that are high, and who are willing to learn new skills and keep up with the constantly evolving technology.

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