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Falls

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by Teri Dreher

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

Posted on January 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher

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

Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Teri Dreher

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

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Teri Dreher

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?

Posted on December 7th, 2016 by Teri Dreher

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 »

Finding Out About a Doctor

Posted on November 28th, 2016 by Teri Dreher

How do you check on a doctor to make sure the doctor is in good standing? No one wants to go to a doctor and have a medical procedure, such as a spinal fusion, a hip replacement or knee replacement and be worse off than when you started. For... Continue Reading »

Blood Sugar Problems

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by Teri Dreher

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month Unfortunately, most Americans don’t realize that blood sugar problems can be considered an epidemic. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have... Continue Reading »

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