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Bringing a medically-fragile patient home from the hospital | downtown-houston

August 15, 2012

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  We understand what it’s like to prepare to leave the hospital with a medically-fragile patient. Our second child was born on the Submarine Base in Groton, CT.  At that time the technology was not what it is today and he was born with a condition called Gastroschisis, See more at: via Bringing a medically-fragile […]

Cancer Survivors Who Exercise Live Longer – NYTimes.com

May 20, 2012

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Can going for a walk improve cancer survivors’ long-term prognosis? It may, according to new research showing that exercise can lower survivors’ risk of premature death, not only from cancer but from any cause. The findings are likely to resonate widely at a time when about 14 million Americans, and many more worldwide, have survived […]

National Health Observances for June 2012

May 15, 2012

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June 2012 1 – July 4 Fireworks Safety Month  Prevent Blindness America 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 331-2020 (312) 363-6001 (312) 363-6052 Fax info@preventblindness.org www.preventblindness.org   Materials available Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline 1 – 30 Cataract Awareness Month Prevent Blindness America 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL […]

Cancer in the elderly: Research fails to keep up with demographic change

May 12, 2012

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The good news here is that the medical community is starting to ask critical questions about how treating elderly patients is different from treating the young.  With the demographics shifting we need to understand the answers and doctors need to make sure they are asking the right questions.  The bottom line is that our bodies […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012

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A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. Medicare.gov. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]

Living Life In My Own Way—And Dying That Way As Well

April 12, 2012

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I recommend this article not because I admire the courage of the author, I think she is a role model, but because I think there is value in her story.  Her decisions have not been easy. I to was diagnosed with cancer and had the tests she speaks of but mine came back negative.  I […]