June Is Men’s Health Month, It’s Time To Celebrate

June is Men’s Health Month and June 11-17 is also Men’s Health Week. This began back in 1994 when Congress designated June as a time when men should commit to schedule physical exams at regular intervals. In addition, physicians, and family members are encouraged to urge their men to get serious about their health.  …

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Concussion: Are Concussed Patients Getting Good Follow Up Care?

Are concussion patients getting good follow up care? So far, the data clearly says no. Indeed, less than 50% of concussion patients treated at major trauma centers received follow-up care by three months after discharge.     Concussion: Stats Millions of Americans go to the hospital each year for concussion treatment. Though rarely fatal, concussions…

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June 2018 Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Get Educated

June 2018 has been designated by the Alzheimer’s Association of America as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.       June 2018: Spotlight On Ravages of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks becomes impossible. In most people with…

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Palliative Care: What it Is, How it Works, Can it Help?

Palliative care helps people with serious illnesses feel better. It treats the physical symptoms of disease as well as the emotional, social, and practical symptoms. The goal is to improve the quality of life. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of…

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COPD In Seniors; Symptoms, Risks, And Treatments

COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a collection of lung diseases that cause blocked airways and make breathing difficult. It can result in serious complications. This is especially true in senior citizens who have frail immune systems. Seniors with COPD are more likely to develop pneumonia which increases the risk for respiratory failure.  Left untreated,…

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Drugmakers Blocking Generic Drugs, Jacking Up Drug Prices

Drugmakers of brand name drugs were called out this week by the Trump Administration for hiking prices by double digits. These price hikes have been ongoing since 2012.  These price hikes have cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016. In addition, brand name drug makers have stalled generic drug competition and prevented new generics…

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