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  • October is National Health Literacy Month

    October is National Health Literacy Month

    For more than a decade, Osborne drafted health education material, but when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and her doctor gave her a printout that was supposed to help her understand her condition, she said she couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

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  • Healthwatch – Elderly Patients and Pneumonia

    There are many health challenges in the elderly that are unique to this population. As a body ages, the risk for falls, fractures and specific illnesses increase. Even if a person has been relatively healthy for most of their life, decreased mobility and the effect of aging on the organs make certain risks a reality.

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  • Obesity Is A Big Contributor To Diabetes Boom

    Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the U.S., and there’s a single biggest culprit to blame, found a new study released today in Annals of Internal Medicine: our ever-increasing body mass index, or BMI. The team analyzed data from five National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of a nationally representative U.S. sample of 23,932 people.

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  • Chemicals used for water purification can lead to food allergies

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  • DME Matters

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to expand its bidding program for home medical equipment, even as momentum builds in Congress for changes to address the many defects in the program that are negatively impacting providers and beneficiaries.

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