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A Shocking Number of Americans Don’t Exercise

30 Sep A Shocking Number of Americans Don’t Exercise

Only 23 percent of Americans from age 18 to 64 exercise on a regular basis and meet federal guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. Regular participation in physical activity goes a long way to lowering your risk of many chronic conditions, disability and mortality. Federal...

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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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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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