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Survivors’ “Springboard Beyond Cancer”

By docadmin February 3, 2017 7:36 am

Springboard Beyond Cancer helps empower cancer survivors to play a key role in managing their own health. How do you go on with life after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer? Do you just survive day by day—or do you live, really live? How do you set goals? How do you assert your role in managing your health care? A new web tool is helping cancer survivors take control of their life and health during and after treatment to reduce the impact of cancer and live well. NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have collaborated to develop a free, mobile-friendly web tool, Springboard Beyond Cancer, to help empower cancer survivors to play a key role more

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Flu Season : New Thinking in the New Year

By docadmin January 27, 2017 10:51 am

Preparing for the flu season with basic items like Medline Control Kit and the CURAD BioMask 2017 is starting off a little rough and for clinicians, it’s very busy.   That’s because the 2016-2017 flu season season is just now starting to kick into high gear. The general public often uses the term flu to describe an illness with symptoms of upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea.  These symptoms actually describe gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines.  The flu is different. It causes fevers, sore throats, runny noses as well as general aches and pains. It usually does not cause stomach problems. Although we think of the flu as being seasonal, the flu can be active at any time.  So it’ more

Getting Good Care for My Physical and Mental Health

By docadmin January 21, 2017 10:44 am

January 17, 2017 By: Graceanne Parks, Springfield, Missouri Summary: I can’t imagine going back to a time without the ACA. I can’t imagine not having affordable insurance that covers my mental health and physical health. In 2013, I got my first assignment for my school newspaper as a photo-journalist at the Boston Marathon. For a few moments, I left my assigned spot to get a coffee with a friend. Then the bombs went off. My assigned spot was rubble. I saw the horror of blood and body parts. Flashbacks and physical distress forced me to eventually leave school. I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression for many years. It’s even taken a toll on my physical health. After many misdiagnoses, I more

Final Days of Open Enrollment for 2017 health coverage.

By docadmin January 12, 2017 4:43 am

HHS Collaborates with the Private Sector to Encourage Marketplace Enrollment January 11, 2017 By: Ashwani Jain, Associate Director of External Affairs, Private Sector & Hospital/Provider & Opioids Engagement Summary: This Open Enrollment, we have worked with several private sector companies to encourage Americans to sign up for quality, affordable health coverage. We’re in the final days of Open Enrollment for 2017 health coverage. Americans have until January 31 to enroll in affordable health coverage through As the deadline approaches, HHS is doing everything we can to make sure Americans know about their options to sign up. This Open Enrollment, we have worked with several private sector companies to encourage Americans to sign up for quality, affordable health coverage. Several companies more

Our view on the decline in the Mobility Industry

By docadmin December 3, 2016 6:28 pm

Mobility is fundamental to everyday life and central to an understanding of health and well-being among older populations. Impaired mobility is associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes. As the age of the U.S. population continues to increase, DME/HME Providers and health professionals have a role to play in improving mobility for older adults. There are critical gaps in the assessment and measurement of mobility among older adults who live in the community, particularly those who have physical disabilities or cognitive impairments. By changing the idea of capitalizing on the disabilities of the members of our community and creating unique integrated interventions across various disciplines. This improvement starts with adopting a different way of thinking when it comes more

Drive DeVilbiss’ Power Mobility Line Earns Two 2016 Product Awards

By docadmin December 3, 2016 6:27 pm

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare announced today that its Power Mobility product line has won a second product award for 2016. “These awards are a reflection of our dedication to providing new and innovative products that help to enhance the quality of people’s lives,” said Brandon Sykes, Product Manager ? Power and Manual Wheelchairs for Drive DeVilbiss. The ZooMe Flex 4?Wheel Folding Travel Scooter recently won the HME Business New Product Award (Mobility?Scooters category), which honors outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturers and service providers. Introduced to the market in May 2016, the ZooMe Flex is an ultra?lightweight, portable scooter that offers a “flex” feature for single?motion folding and unfolding, making it a great travel companion. The ZooMe Flex will more

Assisted Living: A Forgotten Link in the Chain?

By docadmin December 3, 2016 6:27 pm

We live in a world of discharging that is phasing into a world of transitions. Some of these changes are dictated by bundled care, others by the Affordable Care Act. We make the best decisions we can based on data, but at the same time, we need to look at the real situation of the person in front of us to help ensure that the next step in their care journey is ultimately what is best for them. Because the world of an elderly person isn’t always one hospitals are prepared to handle, assisted living facilities should be looking at ways to expand partnerships with home health agencies. Assisted living can cost less and provide support for patients who more