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In Secret, Seniors Discuss ‘Rational Suicide’

June 25, 2019

Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death? The seniors, who live in independent apartments at a …

New Budget Boosts Health Coverage For Low-Income Californians

June 25, 2019

Ann Manganello survives entirely off her Social Security stipend: $1,391 a month. That doesn’t amount to much in the pricey desert enclave of Palm Springs, Calif. — especially for someone who contends with a host of expensive medical problems, including a blood vessel disorder, complications from a recent stroke and frequent bouts of colitis. “Right …

OASH Announces Intent to Reinstate the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board

June 21, 2019

By ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health As the Assistant Secretary for Health, my office leads the development of guidelines, programs, and policies to lead America to healthier lives. One of the most important aspects of our work in OASH is to promote the importance of physical activity to achieve and maintain …

Medicare’s Blue Button apps

June 20, 2019

You can browse and find apps based on what you’d like to do with your Medicare health information.

Stem Cell Company Persuades Employers To Steer Workers Toward Controversial Therapy

June 20, 2019

A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual — and highly controversial — approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the United States’ leading stem cell companies — Regenexx, based in Des …

Meet Your Advisor – June 2019

June 18, 2019

As a pharmacist, patient-centered care has been Richard Michael’s professional focus. As an advisor for the Telligen Beneficiary Advisory Council (BFAC), he’s happy to use his clinical background to continue to advocate for patients. Michael has served as an important resource for the Telligen QIN-QIO and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as it …

Telligen Named Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

June 13, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Telligen as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor (NQIIC). This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years.  As a Prime NQIIC awardee partnering with other Quality Improvement contractors under the new CMS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite …

Why So Many Older Americans Rate Their Health As Good Or Even Excellent

June 13, 2019

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 with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns A common myth about aging is that older …

Never Say ‘Die’: Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News

June 12, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. — After nearly 40 years as an internist, Dr. Ron Naito knew what the sky-high results of his blood test meant. And it wasn’t good. But when he turned to his doctors last summer to confirm the dire diagnosis — stage 4 pancreatic cancer — he learned the news in a way no …

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