An analysis of four years of Medicare prescription records shows that some doctors and other health professionals across the country prescribe large quantities of drugs that are potentially harmful, disorienting or addictive.
The president has called for minimum wage and overtime guarantees for home health aides. But the proposal has been strongly opposed by some industry and disability groups.The average yearly salary for home health aides in 2012 was $21,830, according to the Labor Department.
This week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches a new ad campaign featuring the stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.
Arizona occupies an unusual place in the national landscape: as a model for how a generously-funded, tightly regulated government program can aid vulnerable, low-income patients like Antonia Lopez
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
For older adults, falls are serious, whether they take place in the home or in a health care setting. More than one-third of adults over age 65 fall each year. Falls can cause bone fractures, disability, and even death. Among people 75 and older, falls are far more likely to cause admissions into a long-term care facility than for adults 10 years younger.
People with disabilities, while making up just 17 percent of the working-age adult population, account for almost 40 percent of all emergency room visits. They may seek care at an ER due to the complexity or urgency of their medical conditions, because they lack access to other accessible care or because they lack health insurance.
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The study estimated that PTSD, which is often triggered by traumatic events that are commonplace in combat life, affects somewhere between 13 to 20 percent of the 2.6 million soldiers who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001.
Mothers-to-be can reduce the risk their children will be be harmed by environmental toxins by takings simple steps to avoid exposure to certain chemicals before they conceive and during their pregnancies.
Changes in the brains of children at high-risk for developing autism who later go on to develop the condition can be detected as early as six months of age, long before any signs of autistic behavior appear.