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Wear red to fight women’s heart disease

February 7, 2020

Wear red Feb 1st & support fighting heart disease in women. Know early heart disease signs by getting cardiovascular disease screenings. Official Medicare site.

Give your heart some love: prevent heart disease

February 7, 2020

Give your heart some love with cardiovascular disease screenings. Learn what preventive heart screenings & programs are covered by Medicare.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Lead Her Forward

February 4, 2020

By: Shauna Rohbock, PCSFN Council Member and Olympic Silver Medalist in Bobsled February 5, 2020 marks the 34th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme is “Lead Her Forward.” Annually, this observance celebrates the accomplishments of girls and women in sports, and provides us with the chance to highlight the …

What To Do If Your Home Health Care Agency Ditches You

February 4, 2020

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 Craig Holly was determined to fight when the …

Why Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients

February 3, 2020

The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November. “Medicare isn’t going to pay for it.” The therapist handed Del a notice explaining why the home health agency she represented was terminating care within …

Preeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients’ Injuries

January 31, 2020

Is Your Hospital On The List? Look-Up ToolHere are the hospitals hit with safety penalties for 2020. You can filter by location, hospital name or year. DownloadsDownload the 2020 Data (.csv) Historical DataHere are links to articles and data since 2015. Hundreds of hospitals across the nation, including a number with sterling reputations for cutting-edge …

A Guide To Following The Health Debate In The 2020 Elections

January 30, 2020

Health has been a top issue in the presidential campaign during the past year: Not only do the Democratic candidates disagree with President Donald Trump, but they also disagree among themselves. Voters have frequently complained that the debate has been confusing and hard to follow. Most of the attention so far has been focused on …

February National Health Observances: Low Vision, Heart Heath, and Healthy Relationships

January 28, 2020

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across theUnited States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. Below, you’ll find links to resources that will help you spread the word about these NHOs. Check …

Readers And Tweeters Fired Up Over Employer’s No-Nicotine Policy

January 24, 2020

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. On Board With Snubbing Smokers? Regarding U-Haul, good for them (“Smokers Need Not Apply: Fairness Of No-Nicotine Hiring Policies Questioned,” Jan. 13). I don’t like being around smokers. I have …

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