Monthly Archives: August 2013

How Patient Are You With Elderly People?

How patient are you with the limitations elderly people have? This humorous video will make you think about that.

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Study Suggests Dementia Risk in UK Going Down

Here is some potentially good news for the Baby Boomers. Or maybe only the ones who live in the United Kingdom. The incidence of dementia may be decreasing, according to a recent study in the medical journal The Lancet. The … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Boosted by High Blood-Sugar Levels in Study

An interesting new medical study indicates there may be a connection between high levels of blood sugar and dementia, even without a diagnosis of actual diabetes. Here are excerpts from an article at Bloomberg.com detailing portions of the study: High levels … Continue reading

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Study: Industry May Hold Too Much Influence Over Food Additives

USA Today reports that a Journal of the American Medical Association study finds that 22% of 451 Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) food additive notices were written by employees of the additive manufacturers and 13% by consultants hired by the manufacturer. … Continue reading

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VA Reaches Out to Veterans About the New Health Care Law

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an awareness campaign and a new website, www.va.gov/aca, to let Veterans know what the Affordable Care Act means for them and their families.  Veterans receiving health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs will … Continue reading

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Five Promising Job Options For Empty Nesters

This guest post is from Rodger Crane. Rod is a veterinary technician and sustainable living expert. He runs a small solar paneling company out of his home on weekends and he loves his dogs like children. Baby boomers with empty nests, … Continue reading

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Report Examines Injuries Among Healthcare Workers

Here’s one more reason to appreciate nurses and other healthcare workers — they get injured more often than employees in any other field. USA Today reported that according to a report (pdf) issued by the group Public Citizen, US healthcare “workers had about … Continue reading

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FDA Defining What “Gluten Free” Means on Packages

My father had celiac disease, and had to eat gluten free food. It would have been nice if the FDA had put this definition in place years ago, but at least now this will help others. This should cut down … Continue reading

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Feds Target Ambulance Service Providers for Medicare Fraud

My goodness, I saw this newspaper article on a recent trip to Houston. They may have worse problems down there than we do in Dallas with Medicare fraud — and that’s really saying something. Be on the lookout for any … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Warning on Acetaminophen, Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction Link

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert, to warn healthcare providers and consumers that acetaminophen-based pain relievers and fever reducers, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) have been linked to several rare but potentially fatal skin … Continue reading

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