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June 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Hospitals Seek High-Tech Help To Make Sure Doctors And Nurses Wash Hands

hospitals wash hands

By JIM SALTER

Source: Huffington Post

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Hospitals have fretted for years over how to make sure doctors, nurses and staff keep their hands clean, but with only limited success. Now, some are turning to technology – beepers,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

7 Retirement Decisions That Affect The Rest Of Your Life

retirement planning

U.S. News and World Report  |  By Emily Brandon

These retirement choices determine how financially secure you will be in retirement

The choices you make during your working years and at the beginning of retirement affect how comfortably you will live in old age. Here are some retirement decisions that will have a big impact later on in your retirement years:

When you start…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tiny telescope implant helps restore age-related vision loss

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Obesity Now a Disease, What Does that Mean for Insurance Plans?

Obesity Now a Disease, What Does that Mean for Insurance Plans?

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Exercise Reduces Fat Surrounding Heart, Liver Of People With Type 2 Diabetes

exercise fat diabetes

The Huffington Post

Even without changes to diet, exercise can reduce fat stores in the bodies of people with Type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study.

Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that people with Type 2 diabetes who engage in moderate-to-intense…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How To Avoid Health Hazards At The Beach

beach health hazards

By Erik Bricker for U.S. News

Every year, millions of Americans flock to the beach as a fun, low-cost way to escape the summer heat for a few hours or a long weekend. Though the seaside undeniably offers its share of escapist pleasures, it also plays host to some unique dangers of its own. When you hit the beach this summer, it's important to stay alert for hazards in the water and on land. Here are some lurking dangers that can turn your…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Millions Of Near-Retirees Have No Savings

Posted on 06/21/2013 by Carole FleckAARP

An…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 25, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

U.S. health insurers to pay $500 million in rebates this summer

(Reuters) - U.S. insurers will pay $500 million in …

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Two-fifths of U.S. adults care for sick, elderly relatives

By Yasmeen Abutaleb 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four in 10 U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family members more…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Flu Vaccine Prevented 13 Million Illnesses Over 6 Years

Flu Vaccine

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer 



Seasonal flu shots have prevented about 13.6 million cases of illness over the last six years, according to new estimates from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The researchers analyzed information from each…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sunscreen Benefits: 5 Reasons You Should Always Wear It

The Huffington Post |  By Dana Oliver 

I'm always preaching to my family, friends and co-workers the benefits of wearing sunscreen. I've learned so much about sun protection as a beauty editor, but…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Smoking Rate Among U.S. Adults Dips To 18 Percent, Report Says

Smoking Rate

By Mike Stobbe, The Huffington Post

ATLANTA — Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, a new government report says.

Last year, about 18 percent of adults participating in a national health survey described…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

High Fat Sugar Alzheimers Risk

By: Rachael Rettner,LiveScience Senior Writer 



Diets high in saturated fat and sugar may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study may explain why.

In the study, participants who ate a diet high in saturated fat (including lots of beef and bacon) and "high glycemic index" foods (such as white rice and white bread) had an increase in levels of a protein called amyloid-beta in their cerebral spinal…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 18, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sleep Apnea Screening Encouraged For People With Hypertension, Diabetes

Sleep Apnea Screening Diabetes

The Huffington Post

People with high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes should be screened for sleep apnea, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where a person stops breathing for periods during the night,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 18, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Advance Directives: Having the Talk

By Katherine Kam

WebMD Feature

Imagine that your elderly father's emphysema has worsened dramatically. You're worried. If he becomes too ill to breathe on his own, what would he…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 17, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Clenching your fists creates a stronger memory

Meghan Holohan, NBC

Need to remember some important facts for that big presentation at work? Clench your right hand while preparing to remember. When giving that talk, ball up your left hand and you’ll call to mind those…

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1 in 8 boomers reports memory loss, large survey finds

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Dementia cases worldwide to triple by 2050

Colleen Barry and Frank Jordans for NBC

Cases of dementia — and the heavy social and financial burdens associated with them — are set to soar in the coming decades as life expectancy and medical care improve in poorer countries, the World Health Organization says.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Health Questions For Dad: 5 Things To Ask About His Medical History

Health Questions Father Dad

The Huffington Post  |  By Sarah Klein 

Dads gets a bad rap when it comes to health. Just take a look at the skimpy selection of options for a Father's day card. Those cards would have you believe every dad is a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Social Security Needs to Prepare for Aging Americans

Agency is unprepared for a surge in payee representatives tied to a rise in vulnerable beneficiaries.

By Philip Moeller US NEWS

Social Security is written about almost exclusively in terms of its financial health. Last week, for example, the trustees for Social Security reported that without legislative changes, the program's financial reserves would be exhausted by 2033, and it would thereafter be able to pay…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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