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Walmart To Offer Skilled Nursing Care? Reality Or Rumor

Walmart, the retail giant, just might expand to the most unlikeliest of places; the skilled nursing home industry.   The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) are reportedly in the early stages of talks regarding potential collaborations, according to reporting in The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. The…...

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Blood Pressure: Self Monitor And Reap The Benefits

Blood pressure self monitoring provides a more accurate and consistent reading compared to one taken by a health care professional. Do-it-yourself monitoring can significantly lower the numbers, according to a new study in the medical journal Lancet. Congratulations, you have cut your risk of getting a heart attack and stroke.       Blood…...

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Brain Tissue Transparency Helps Find Cure For Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Brain tissue transparency would allow neurons to be examined more efficiently than conventional methods of slicing the tissue into microscopic sections, a process that can take weeks.     Brain Tissue: Transparency Powers Cure for Alzheimer’s Researchers can now make human tissue transparent and map the complex network of neurons.…...

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Blockchain Technology Seen As Solution To High Prescription Drug Prices

Blockchain technology is now viewed as a viable solution to bring down the ever increasing prices of prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are one of the biggest contributors to rising healthcare costs in the U.S.  And for both individuals and families, particularly where multiple prescriptions are needed, drug expenses can quickly escalate to…...

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Senior Citizens Will Outnumber Children by 2035, Census Bureau Says

Senior citizens will outnumber children in the United States by the year 2035, according to new statistics by the Census Bureau.     Senior Citizens: What Do These Statistics Mean This rapid increase in senior citizen population means that older people will outnumber children within the next 30 years. By…...

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Dry Throat, Its Symptoms, Causes, And Available Treatments

Dry throat occurs for many reasons which are mostly minor, but sometimes can result from a more serious underlying condition.       Dry Throat: Some Facts Allergic conditions, like hay fever and others, may cause a dry throat. There are medical treatments and home remedies available for a dry throat. It…...

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Kidney Stones: Causes, Symptoms, And Available Treatments

Kidney stones can be formed as the kidneys filter waste from the blood and create urine. Sometimes, salts and other minerals in urine stick together to form small stones. These range from the size of a sugar crystal to a ping pong ball, but they are rarely noticed unless they…...

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Physical Activity Guidelines Committee Submits Scientific Report 2018

Physical activity is important for good health and a high quality of life. Guidelines Advisory Committee 2018, a group of nationally recognized experts in public health, has submitted its recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.   Physical Activity: Recommendations The 2018 Scientific Report reinforces…...

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CMS Antibiotic Stewardship Program Goes Into Affect, Seniors Gain

The CMS (Center For Medicare and Medicaid Services) Antibiotic Stewardship Program for Nursing Homes and long-term care facilities went into effect in November 2017. This new drug policy intends to curb the widespread overuse of antibiotics across nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Antibiotics are the most frequently prescribed medication…...

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Assisted Living Communities Offer Higher Salaries And Benefits

Assisted living communities pay staff nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides more than do nursing homes, on average, according to the 20th annual “Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report,” published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service. According to the report: RNs make $29.39 per hour at assisted…...

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