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Lonely People More Susceptible to Heart Failure

18 Jul Lonely People More Susceptible to Heart Failure

If you have a loved one who is by themselves most of the time and feels lonely and socially isolated, they may be at higher risk of hospitalization or death due to heart failure. The Journal of the American Heart Association (https://www.jaha.ahajournals.org)  published its findings...

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Aspirin Alone May Help Prevent Further Strokes

30 Jun Aspirin Alone May Help Prevent Further Strokes

A recent clinical trial examined the effectiveness of aspirin combined with other medicine to prevent recurring strokes in patients who had already suffered one that resolved quickly. Thirteen percent of those individuals will most likely suffer a larger stroke in the next five years, or...

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Fatal Falls are on the Rise Among Seniors

15 Jun Fatal Falls are on the Rise Among Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among the elderly according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The CDC (cdc.gov) reports that the rate of death from falls for seniors 65 years old and older increased 31 percent from...

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Dialysis Patients’ Access to Care Threatened by Medicare Cuts for Ambulance Transport

30 May Dialysis Patients’ Access to Care Threatened by Medicare Cuts for Ambulance Transport

Access to care may be in jeopardy for some dialysis patients as a Medicare cut is looming on the horizon for ambulance reimbursement. The new Medicare reimbursement rate may fall below a company’s cost of providing ambulance transport services to patients.  Medicare administrative contractors have...

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Flu Vaccine Only 36 Percent Effective CDC Reports

14 Mar Flu Vaccine Only 36 Percent Effective CDC Reports

The flu vaccine is doing a much less effective job in protecting Americans from getting the flu compared to previous years according preliminary figures released by the Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov).  The agency tracked about 4,600 children and adult patients in five states and...

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