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‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

October 17, 2019

Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room. She spent three days confined to a hospital bed, allowed to get up only to use a bedside commode. Twigg, who was in her 80s, was livid about being stuck in a bed …

Girls on the Run: Helping Girls Find Their Path

October 15, 2019

From the National Youth Sports Strategy Bright Spots, a series that highlights how successful programs are boosting youth sports participation across the Nation. Girls on the Run is a national, not-for-profit program that works to close the participation gap through physical activity-based, positive youth development programs for girls in grades 3 to 8. Participants meet …

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

October 11, 2019

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! Yours truly is back from beautiful Vietnam and it seems I missed one or two … ahem … minor news events while traipsing around. …

Webinar: The Role of Law and Policy in Addressing Healthcare-Associated Infections

October 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET | Register Now Join us on Wednesday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a webinar to learn how combining relevant data with legal and policy strategies has helped reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) over the past decade. You’ll hear from leading legal experts, healthcare executives, …

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

October 10, 2019

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way. Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham …

Move Your Way…at the Ballpark!

October 9, 2019

Recently, employees from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gathered at Nationals Park – the home of Washington D.C.’s Major League Baseball team – as part of “HHS Night at the Ballpark.” The Move Your Way team attended this annual celebration of camaraderie in which HHS employees were recognized during the pre-game …

As Medicare Enrollment Nears, Popular Price Comparison Tool Is Missing

October 8, 2019

Millions of older adults can start signing up next week for private policies offering Medicare drug and medical coverage for 2020. But many risk wasting money and even jeopardizing their health care due to changes in Medicare’s plan finder, its most popular website. For more than a decade, beneficiaries used the plan finder to compare …

Trump’s New Order For Medicare Packs Potential Rise In Patients’ Costs

October 7, 2019

Vowing to protect Medicare with “every ounce of strength,” President Donald Trump last week spoke to a cheering crowd in Florida. But his executive order released shortly afterward includes provisions that could significantly alter key pillars of the program by making it easier for beneficiaries and doctors to opt out. The bottom line: The proposed …

OSU LiFEsports: Reaching Vulnerable Youth Through Summer Sports

October 3, 2019

From the National Youth Sports Strategy Bright Spots, a series that highlights how successful programs are boosting youth sports participation across the Nation. At Ohio State University’s (OSU) LiFEsports, sports participation is about a lot more than scoring goals. This free summer program uses sports to improve youths’ social skills. Through intentional play-based curricula, youth …

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