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The Health section will focus on medical policy, practice, and well being information for both patients and providers as well as healthy living and preventative care.

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    Self-Care Is Easy To Fit In A Busy Schedule

    Every day when you wake up, you have to face the world again. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can seem never-ending from getting your kids ready for school, getting off to work, meeting deadlines or staying late, picking up your children from school, PTA’s, and extra curricular activities. Not to mention playing Superman […]

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    Are Your Tweets Feeling Well?

    In the future, public health workers could monitor trends on social media to quickly identify a rise of influenza, depression or other health issues in a specific area, thanks to research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratorya (PNNL). Public health trends on social media are more nuanced than looking for spikes of “I […]

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    Low Medicaid Rates Limit Beneficiaries’ Access to Assisted Living Facilities, Quality Care

    More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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    Older Adults with HIV: An Overlooked Population?

    When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “The lack of perceived HIV risk in late adulthood among older […]

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    Health Education Empowers Homeless Women

    When pharmacy student Megha Shah began her internship at the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison, NJ, she was prepared to improve the health literacy of the residents. What she didn’t realize was how much the residents would teach her. Shah, who will graduate in 2019 from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, spent seven […]

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    7 Scientifically-Baked Ways to Get Rid of Worries

    When it comes to being a healthy person, most of us think about having a good physical health only. While it’s important to prevent illnesses, mental health also plays a significant role in your overall well-being that affects your mood and motivation. Believe it or not, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in […]

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    Two Out of Three U.S. Adults Have Not Completed an Advance Directive

    Advance directives are the primary tool for individuals to communicate their wishes if they become incapacitated and are unable to make their own health care decisions, particularly near the end of life. Despite this, 63 percent of American adults have not completed one, reports the most comprehensive study to date on the subject from researchers at […]

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