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Boosting health literacy helps improve patient outcomes

Jun 15, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
In promoting your facility or practice, use clear and simple language to ensure comprehension. Guide your practitioners to ask questions that bring patient perspectives into sharp focus. Health care messages can be complex. You have stakeholders, opinions, requirements, jargon and details that are indecipherable to the average person. To reach and move your audience and […] The post Boosting health literacy helps improve patient outcomes appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Do You Have An Aging Plan?

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
Most of us have developed a retirement plan. But few of us have taken the time to create a plan for our older years. This article gives you the information to create a meaningful Aging...
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Centene-WellCare Merger Wins Proxy Advisor’s Support

Jun 13, 2019 , Forbes
Shareholder advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has endorsed Centene's acquisition of WellCare Health...
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Free daily HIV prevention pills will soon be available to private insurance holders

Jun 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave PrEP a grade A recommendation, meaning insurers must cover the medication free to...
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Sleeping with lights or TV on tied to obesity

Jun 11, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - For middle-aged and older women, sleeping with the television or lights on has been linked with higher odds of becoming obese, in a recent U.S. study....
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Marijuana use among baby boomers rose tenfold over decade as seniors use pot for medical ailments

Jun 08, 2019 , CNBC Health
Cannabis use in older U.S. adults is rising, but many baby boomers are reporting difficulties attaining it, according to a recent...
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Vitamin D fails to prevent type 2 diabetes in large study

Jun 08, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - If you're talking vitamin D and expecting it to lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes when you get older, it's time to lower your expectations....
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Could You Afford Home Health Care? Maybe Not

Jun 08, 2019 , WebMD
Only two out of five older adults with significant disabilities have the assets on hand to pay for at least a couple of years of extensive in-home care, researchers...
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Fitness is a Strong Predictor of Survival in Adults Over 70

Jun 07, 2019 , CardioSmart
Traditional risk factors are so common in older people that they become almost meaningless for predicting future...
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Young adults see less harm in tobacco products, prefer online health information

Jun 07, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Young adults may be more likely than older folks to go online to find health information, and less likely to view tobacco products as "very harmful," according to survey results compiled to inform U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory policy....
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Study Follows The Health Of Older Adults With Prediabetes Problems

Jun 06, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a Journal of Internal Medicine study that followed older adults with prediabetes for 12 years, most remained stable or reverted to normal blood sugar levels, and only one-third developed diabetes or died. Among 918 individuals aged 60 years and older with prediabetes, 204 (22%) reverted to norma......
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The Risks of Becoming a Dad Later in Life

Jun 06, 2019 , WebMD
As more men over 40 are becoming dads, a study says older men may be more likely to father children with health woes. But the overall risk of birth problems remains low, an expert...
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Too Many Older Adults Are Falling, Endangering Themselves And Costing Billions

Jun 06, 2019 , Forbes
Too many seniors are falling. The medical system is starting to pay attention but it needs to do more....
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Will LGBT Retirees End Up Back In The Closet?

Jun 06, 2019 , Forbes
Your life experience living as part of the LGBTQ+ community will likely play a role in where you retire, how much money you have to spend in retirement, and even your healthcare needs as you age. Sadly, homophobia might even drive some part of the community back into the closet as we get...
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Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

Jun 06, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2019 12:00:00...
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Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

Jun 05, 2019 , WebMD
For both men and women, the death rate due to falls per 100,000 people roughly doubled between 2000 and 2016, according to the...
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Without older subjects, cancer drugs trials rely on atypical patients

Jun 04, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Patients selected to participate in studies of cancer drugs tend to be younger than most people with the disease in the general population, researchers say....
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Merck wins U.S. FDA approval for expanded use of antibiotic

Jun 04, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said -events/press-announcements/fda-approves-new-treatment-hospital-acquired-and-ventilator-associated-bacterial-pneumonia on Monday it approved expanded use of Merck & Co Inc's antibiotic to treat hospital-acquired pneumonia in patients 18 years and older....
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14 compelling internal communication campaigns

May 31, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Take inspiration from these employee-empowering examples of scintillating corporate storytelling. You have a job to do: Get your message across, and make it stick. It sounds simple enough, but it’s not. Crafting a compelling internal communication campaign requires: A clear objective Stakeholder research Thoughtful implementation Measurable business impact A sprinkle of creative magic What does […] The post 14 compelling internal communication campaigns appeared first on Health Care...
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Many older adults fall at home in well-lit rooms

May 31, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people who fall may not always be stumbling over things in the dark. A new study suggests most of these falls at home happen when there's plenty of light....
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