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Patients Want A ‘Good Death’ At Home, But Hospice Care Can Badly Strain Families

January 23, 2020

“I’m not anti-hospice at all,” said Joy Johnston, who relocated to New Mexico years ago at age 40 to care for her dying mother. “But I think people aren’t prepared for all the effort that it takes to give someone a good death at home.” Surveys show dying at home is what most Americans say …

Meet the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board

January 22, 2020

The science is clear about physical activity and health, and sports is one way for youth to get the physical activity they need to achieve optimal health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking action to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day, all young people …

Diagnosed With Dementia, She Documented Her Wishes. They Said No.

January 21, 2020

Susan Saran was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a progressive, fatal brain disease. After suffering two brain hemorrhages, Saran signed an advance directive for dementia, a controversial new document that instructs caregivers to withhold hand-feeding and fluids at the end of life. She wears a chain bearing instructions that she not be resuscitated.(Heidi de Marco/KHN) ITHACA, …

What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers

January 16, 2020

Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp of 85. 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 …

Help Shape Federal Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Programs — Submit Your Comments!

January 15, 2020

The National Clinical Care Commission (the Commission or NCCC) is seeking written comments about federal diabetes prevention and treatment programs. The public comment period is open from January 15, 2020 through February 3, 2020. You’re invited to review and comment on a set of questions about diabetes prevention and treatment — including questions about specific …

Get a glaucoma test and make your vision top priority!

January 14, 2020

Start year off right by getting glaucoma test, part of Medicare Part B coverage, & understand how risk factors could affect you. Official Medicare site.

Cervical cancer tests—early detection protects women

January 6, 2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month—the perfect time to learn how to detect cervical cancer. See which cervical cancer tests Medicare covers.

One-On-One With Trump’s Medicare And Medicaid Chief: Seema Verma

January 3, 2020

This story also ran on PBS NewsHour. This story can be republished for free (details). Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, sat down for a rare one-on-one interview with Kaiser Health News senior correspondent Sarah Varney. They discussed her views on President Donald Trump’s plan for sustaining public health insurance …

Happy, Healthy New Year from!

January 2, 2020

As the new year begins, many people are focused on healthier choices — and they may turn to health professionals like you for guidance. This year, let help you guide the way toward better health. Healthy Eating Looking for nutrition information to guide your patients’ food choices in 2020? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans …

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