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.
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
Although the Affordable Care Act seeks to end health plans’ use of gender to set prices, the new rules don’t apply to policies for long-term care.
Feature article from NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers the causes, symptoms and treatments of a condition that affects 27 million Americans: Osteoarthritis
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
Let’s say your 62-year-old granny needs a hip replacement.
So how much will it cost her?
Who knows. Seriously.
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.
Michelle Andrews answers reader questions about the pregnancy benefits offered in the health overhaul, assurances that current insurance policies will be honored in the future and switching employer health plans.
“What happened to Mary is wrong. Not only is it wrong, it is highway robbery. What is really wrong is that she—as with how many others—has no affordable legal recourse or any state or federal protector or advocate.”
Getting to the emergency room within the first few hours of recognizing stroke symptoms can help prevent permanent brain damage, but a new study finds that Blacks are only half as likely as Whites to get timely treatment.
Flu outbreaks in several long-term care facilities around the state are a particular concern. Employees at these facilities and visitors should get the flu vaccine and delay visits if they’re sick, health officials said.