#ElderCareChat 7/2/14 Recap: What You Need to Know About Health IT

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 participants discussed the amazing benefits of existing and emerging health tech tools, and learned more about health IT from our top-notch guest experts, Nadine Robin (@HITNadine) and Jamie Martin (@LHCQF1) of the Louisiana Health Care ...

 
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The Best Medicine: Pets Visit Hospitalized Owners

Anyone who loves a pet knows their powerful, positive energy and huge role they play in our lives. Studies show that being around animals is also good for both physical and mental well-being. As a N.Y. Times New Old ...

 
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Old Device May Offer New Hope for Alzheimer’s Care

It’s a device that has been around for years and has helped those with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, cardiac issues, and other illnesses. Now, the pacemaker is being tested for a new role: slowing down the symptoms of Alzheimer’...

 
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Getting on Your Doctor’s Good Side

When an "apple a day" or bowls of chicken soup don’t work, sometimes you just have to go see the doctor. We all – young, old and everyone in between – have our reasons for hating a visit to the M....

 
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Brookdale Senior Living Explores “Lifestyle Medicine”

Yesterday, we reported on a fascinating new therapy that uses an old device – the metronome – to improve mobility among seniors. And a recent post on the Brookdale Senior Living Optimum Life blog highlighted another exciting and emerging specialty in the ...

 
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Is There a Doctor in the House (Who Accepts Medicare)?

"Currently, about 40 million Americans have Medicare insurance, according to medicare.gov."

An article in The New York Times documents a disturbing new trend: As millions of baby boomers become eligible for Medicare in the coming years, more doctors are opting out of the insurance system and turning away patients with Medicare coverage.
Citing low reimbursement rates and too much paperwork, internists, gynecologists, and other specialists are shifting the cost burden ...

 
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