Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sleep Disorders: How to Overcome Them and Get a Better Night’s Rest

In a perfect world, everybody would get 8 blissful hours of restful sleep a night. But as people with sleep disorders know all-too-well, those nighttime hours can be filled with tossing, turning and other issues that can prevent us from … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Apps for Nurses

Here’s a interesting site intended for nurses, but helpful for almost anyone. It has a list of smartphone apps that the site believes all nurses should have. I found a few that I added to my phone, and I hope you do … Continue reading

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Taking Action: 7 Steps After a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

A family that has lost a loved one because of the negligence of a third party is faced with what is faced with the prospect of pursuing what is called a wrongful death claim. The death of someone due to … Continue reading

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Smoking May Make Psoriatic Arthritis Worse

MedPage Today reports that according to a study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, “patients with psoriatic arthritis who smoke have worse patient-reported disease features at baseline and don’t respond as well as nonsmokers to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment.” … Continue reading

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Medications to Increase HDL Cholesterol May Not Help Reduce Deaths or Heart Attacks

Reuters reports that research published in BMJ suggests that medications designed to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may not help to reduce deaths, heart attacks, or strokes. Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing data from 39 randomized trials. From the … Continue reading

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All You Need to Know About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an extremely common eye condition, affecting about one in every three Americans, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It’s also said to be one of the most misunderstood vision problems. Even the name is often confused, with … Continue reading

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Texas Insurance Regulators Let Stand 75 Percent Increase in Long-Term Care Premiums

Long-term care insurance can be a vital part of an older person’s financial planning. It’s never been cheap, but now Texas regulators are going to allow at least one company to raise premiums by 75%. The story was detailed in … Continue reading

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Senators Gillibrand, Schumer Urge FDA to Pull Power Morcellators From Market

Modern Healthcare reports in continuing coverage that the two Democratic US senators from New York, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are asking the FDA to pull from the market laparoscopic morcellators “until regulators have further studied the technology’s potential to … Continue reading

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is September 27

The Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On that day you can take medications to various locations for safe disposal. This is much better … Continue reading

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Proposed Legislative “Pay-Fors” Will Limit Claimants Access to Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits

From the latest news release of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives: House Republicans are proposing a number of potential “pay-fors” for the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act” (ABLE Act), H.R. 647 and S. 313, which is … Continue reading

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