Under provisions in the Affordable Care Act of 2010, some Medicare recipients are suddenly finding themselves without a safety net when in need of subsequent care at a skilled nursing facility.
It has resulted in the proposal of new legislation in Washington — along with a national class action lawsuit challenging what the nonprofit Center for Medicare Advocacy of Connecticut calls an “illegal policy.”
You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get after finding someone the perfect gift, helping an older person cross the street or, say, rescuing a wide-eyed kitten from a tight spot?
It’s more than a warming of the heart — it’s your brain’s way of rewarding you for doing something good, said Stephen Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. (more…)
Imagine your child going in for immunizations but being able to skip the painful sting of a needle and go straight to the Band-Aid and lollipop.
It’s a biomedical technology in the making: a needle-less vaccination administered simply by applying a special skin patch. (more…)
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If you haven’t gotten your annual flu shot yet, it’s not too late.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the seasonal vaccine to protect yourself and those around you. (more…)
Does your child refuse to go to school more than the average student? Has your teenager complained about not being able to concentrate during class?
These are problems many parents encounter, but it isn’t always clear when to seek professional help. (more…)
There’s a lot facing the young women of today: peer pressure, relationship troubles and unrealistic body expectations broadcast on television screens and social media sites.
With so much to keep up with, it can be easy for girls to lose their sense of self, and the bigger picture of the woman they hope one day to become. (more…)
Everybody gets to the point when they have to make “doo.”
For some, it’s once, maybe twice a day; but for others, it could be just once or twice a week.
It’s not often discussed — as it’s a bit taboo to talk about poop — but it’s probably safe to say that many have wondered if their bowel movements are normal. (more…)
All the little locals now have what seems like an unlimited supply of Halloween candy, whether they worked hard for it or their families simply “bought too much.”
It’s a holiday of indulgence — and certainly a dentist’s worst nightmare.