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The NSPA Blog

A wise investment in your health

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Posted on April 8th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

People ask me often what I actually do to help people manage their healthcare challenges and my answer depends upon what challenge they are facing. So I often ask them to give me an example. People have a wide variety of different needs when they... Continue Reading »

First, the good news…..

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Posted on April 1st, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

The good news is that Americans are living longer and death rates are dropping, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Americans are living longer: average life expectancy for 2010 is listed at 78.7 years. While heart disease and cancer... Continue Reading »

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 »