Discharge Planning: Why It’s Critical for Recovery

Discharge Planning: Why It’s Critical for Recovery

A hospitalization can be daunting for patients and their families. However, as harrowing as that time can be, there’s another that’s just as critical. That would be when they are discharged from the hospital. Studies show that 40% of patients 65 and older had medication errors after leaving the hospital. Eighteen percent of Medicare patients
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New Biotech May Reduce the Cost of Treating Chronic Disease

New Biotech May Reduce the Cost of Treating Chronic Disease

For many chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, the drugs to battle them are very high in cost, leading to high heath care expenses for patients. However, a new, experimental breakthrough originating from the Netherlands may be an answer for patients and doctors seeking to save money when combating these conditions. This breakthrough is known
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Exercises for People With COPD

Exercises for People With COPD

Exercise is important for a healthy body. In the cases of people with conditions such as COPD this is doubly so. Fortunately, there are a variety of exercises available for those who have this challenge in their lives. For many, exercises can help make the daily lives of those who have COPD easier. The simplest
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New Medicare Cards are Coming

New Medicare Cards are Coming

In a move aimed at preventing fraud and identity theft, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue new Medicare cards next year. Social Security numbers on the current cards will be replaced with a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from
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