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internet of medical things

The Internet of Medical Things

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are looking to the future of the US health care system, and it is projected to be overloaded with seniors needing medical care. In 2010 the US elderly population accounted for about 13 percent of the US population yet accounted for 34 percent of the total health care […]

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Veterans Nursing Homes – VA Releases Internal Rankings

In an unprecedented move furthering transparency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) it has released the internal rankings of 133 VA nursing homes nationwide. The 5-star ranking system helps veterans and their families to locate the best facility possible in their area. The posted performance ratings are slated to be updated annually and includes: the names […]

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new medicare cards

New Medicare Cards

New Medicare CardsThe United States government has started creating new Medicare cards to all Medicare recipients. To help prevent identity theft, these new cards do not have contain your Social Security number. Each person will be assigned a unique identification number, called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Each MBI will consist of a combination of 11 […]

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vitamin d

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?For most people, maintaining the proper caloric intake and eating a balanced diet will generally ensure an adequate intake of all of the necessary vitamins and minerals. This is not necessarily true for aging seniors – especially those who are in their 80s or older. Vitamin deficiency in these folks […]

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palliative care

Understanding Palliative Care

Understanding Palliative CarePalliative care is a new trend in medicine to provide comfort for the symptoms of the disease while not directly treating the disease itself. It is being used more and more in hospitals, nursing homes and by home health agencies to support the disease process. It is primarily used for people with severe […]

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