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The NSPA Blog

Four Common Meds Send Thousands of Seniors to Hospital: CDC

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Posted on March 25th, 2012 by Guest Blogger, under Drug Related Adverse Effects, Polypharmacology

The following article was originally authored by Jenifer Goodwin of the HealthDay Reporter. Blood thinner, aspirin, insulin and oral diabetes drugs account for two-thirds of nearly 100,000 hospitalizations. An estimated 100,000 older Americans... Continue Reading »

Let’s Start with the Basics: Speak up!

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Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Patient advocacy means many things to many people, depending upon the challenge they face when interfacing with the health care system in America today. It is important for every person to think about ways they can start to advocate for themselves... Continue Reading »

Something New In Health Care: Community Based Professional Patient Advocacy

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Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New

Have you noticed that things are changing in health care, especially over the past ten years? If you have, you are not alone. Patients entering a hospital these days are seeing a lot of changes, just as health care workers are. Gone are the days of... Continue Reading »