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The NSPA Blog

Why Nurses Matter

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Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Inspiring Stories

Nurses Put Care into Healthcare This past week I had a memorable and inspiring experience.  I spoke about my role and career path as a private professional RN patient advocate to a group of graduating nurses at the College of Lake... Continue Reading »

Modern Healthcare: We are in “Quite a Pickle”….Especially Our Seniors

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Posted on April 18th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy

Tired of hearing all the hoopla about President Trump’s goal to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare? Fear, anxiety and concern over what the future holds for US healthcare is evident at industry gatherings and in private homes.  Grappling with... Continue Reading »

Falls

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Posted on January 20th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

One-third of seniors over the age of 65 fall each year, causing more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency rooms. These falls lead to 734,000 hospitalizations, plus 30,200 deaths. The price tag exceeds $40 billion, which is expected to rise... Continue Reading »

Telemedicine: A New Way to Save Patients Time and Provide Care

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Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Something New, Telehealth/Telemedicine

Like countless other patients, Ann Johnson, a retired veterinarian, has been willing to travel long distances and devote an entire day to be treated by a specialist at Rush University Medical Center. But a recent appointment lasted less than 30... Continue Reading »

Will Expediting Drug-Approval Cause More Harm Than Good

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Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Legislative Issues

On December 13, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures Act. He said, “It would lead to better years and better lives for millions of Americans.” This bipartisan legislation has several goals, including the... Continue Reading »

The Benefits of Music Therapy

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Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies

Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute. Researchers have found that music therapy provides a diversion from... Continue Reading »

Dementia Rates Are Dropping-Why Is This Happening?

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Posted on December 7th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Alzheimer's and Dementia

In recent years, the prevalence of dementia has fallen in the United States. Most likely experts believe it’s because of Americans’ raising educational levels and better heart health. This good news was reported in a new study recently published... Continue Reading »

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