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The Big Picture Should Be To Increase Our Health As A Nation

There is no doubt that if you have the money or good health insurance and know where to go, America is the place to be treated for medical conditions. This isn’t the problem; the problem lies in our overall health as a nation. One way this is measure is by our moratility rate which ranks low among other industrialized nations.  There are […]

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Tell Me If This Sounds Familiar?

In Tuesday January 7 NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/health/06seco.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=should%20patients%20be%20told%20of%20better%20care%20elsewhere&st=cse) Denise Grady told us of a relative who needed complicated surgery to remove a cancerous growth. Her surgeon at a local community hospital told her that she would be left with no  sphincter control after the surgery which meant she would need a colostomy. After thinking about it, she decided to […]

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The Effect of the Slumping Housing Market on Seniors

As reported in today’s NY Times by Jack Healy, “Unable to Sell Homes, Elderly Forgo Move to Assisted Living”, elderly home owners who want to go into assisted living cannot afford to. The reason is that a great deal of their wealth is tied up in their homes, and they are having trouble selling them. […]

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Importance of an Advocate or Healthcare Guide

A study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and summarized in HealthDay, “Study indicates patients newly diagnosed with cancer retain only some information” shows that nearly 50% of patients cannot remember discussions physicians had with their patients concerning treatment options following a diagnosis of cancer. Under the stressful conditions that exist with such a […]

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