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Nursing Home Care for People With Diabetes a Mixed Bag

As the 76-million-member Baby Boomer generation ages-its oldest members are now 63-nursing homes are bracing for an unprecedented demand for their services. Along with increased pressure from the sheer number of patients, nursing homes will also have to deal with the skyrocketing number of seniors with type 2 diabetes.

Comments 2 comments - Jan 15, 2009 - * * * * *

Correct Use of Compression Stockings Is Vitally Important
Correct Use of Compression Stockings Is Vitally Important

A study published in the September American Journal of Nursing (AJN) indicates that graduated compression stockings were used incorrectly in 29 percent of the patients and sized incorrectly in 26 percent of the patients. Compression stockings play an important role in preventing the formation of deep vein clots that can result in pulmonary complications and death

Comments 5 comments - Dec 29, 2008 - * * *

Take This Test on Insulin: You May Be Smarter Than a Doctor!
Take This Test on Insulin: You May Be Smarter Than a Doctor!

Take this test on insulin and see if you can get a higher score than hospital doctors and nurses.

Comments 19 comments - Dec 17, 2008 - * * * * *

Avoid Losing Thousands in Denied Health Insurance Claims: Here’s How
Avoid Losing Thousands in Denied Health Insurance Claims: Here’s How

It should have been a slam-dunk. My wife underwent two back-to-back surgeries to treat an eye melanoma. Through the surgeon, she had obtained written permission from our health insurance company to use his services and those of the hospital where he operated. Neither was in our specific insurance plan--in health insurance vernacular, they were out-of-network--which explains why the pre-approval was mandated.

Comments 1 comment - Dec 15, 2008 - * * * * *

Annual List of America's Best Hospitals Released
Annual List of America's Best Hospitals Released

“Let’s take care of the patient.” That must be the credo of hospitals that make U.S. News & World Report's “Best Hospitals” rankings, in which hospitals are judged not in routine procedures but in difficult cases across an entire specialty. In the nineteenth year of this annual review, hospitals are ranked in 16 specialties, from cancer and heart disease to respiratory disorders and urology. Out of the 5,453 hospitals put through a rigorous statistical mill, only 170 scored high enough to appear in any of the specialty rankings.

Comments 2 comments - Jul 17, 2008 - * * * *

Diabetes Education Means Fewer Hospital Trips
Diabetes Education Means Fewer Hospital Trips

Diabetes classes or visits to a nutritionist by patients with diabetes are associated with lower hospitalization rates and reductions in medical costs, according to findings published in Diabetes Care.

Comments 0 comments - May 30, 2008 - * * * *

Type 1s Live Insulin-Free For Up to Two Years, Thanks to Transplanted Human Islet Cells... But There's a Catch
Type 1s Live Insulin-Free For Up to Two Years, Thanks to Transplanted Human Islet Cells... But There's a Catch

HealthDay reports that according to a University of Miami study, people with type 1 diabetes who received transplanted islet cells from human donors lived insulin-free for up to two years.

Comments 1 comment - May 30, 2008 - * * * *

Health Care: You and Your Diabetes

For people with diabetes, healthcare is just plain more involved. Hospitalizations require extra work because you must control your diabetes during your stay, and insurance can be problematic because insurers are often unwilling to pay for what you need.

Comments 0 comments - Mar 9, 2008 - * * *

Taking the Angst Out of Kids' Emergency Room Visits; A Little Advance Planning
Taking the Angst Out of Kids' Emergency Room Visits; A Little Advance Planning

As the parents of a very active and accident-prone 13-year-old son, my husband and I have had our share of emergency room visits.

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Our Healthcare System:  Too Broke to Fix?
Our Healthcare System: Too Broke to Fix?

According to a May 2007 CNN opinion poll, 64 percent of us think that our government should provide a national health insurance program for all Americans, even if it would require higher taxes. So what's in the works?

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