Posts Tagged ‘MD’

The True Cost of Caregiving  

  A newly released poll findings suggest that caregiving is not for sissies.  Taking care of your loved one can affect your retirement egg nest, become a barrier to getting an education, and increasing your stress levels.  It’s not surprising that millennial caregivers are hit the hardest, says the researchers. One in three caregivers in…

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Rhode Island’s Hunger Elimination Task Force to Combat Food Insecurity

Last Thursday, the Inter-Agency Food and Nutrition Policy Council’s Rhode Island Hunger Elimination Task Force released its report to push for increasing access to healthy food for Rhode Islanders of all ages. According to the Task Force, composed of leaders from across the Ocean State and municipal government, the food and beverage industry, nonprofits, and…

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Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Medical Results, Hospital Readmission

A ten-year analysis of U.S. nursing facility data finds that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of death and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents. According to the Aug. 29, 2018 article appearing, in JAMA Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers found that 58 percent of…

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The Month of August Puts Spotlight on Vaccines

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held every August to spotlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the nation country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.  The annul NIAM is sponsored by…

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