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The NSPA Blog

Nurse Advocates intercede in the plight of the elderly

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Posted on May 28th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

Nurse advocates are invaluable resources for anyone struggling with hospitalization or home health care challenges and don't know how to navigate through the many decisions and challenges that await them. Health care is growing increasingly complex,... Continue Reading »

The Best Medication Websites

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Posted on May 14th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Prescription Drugs, Tips & Resources

A client of mine recently noticed some abnormal bleeding after being on a stable regimen of blood thinners for several years. Upon further investigation, we realized that the bleeding was due to a new antibiotic that had added to his low dose... Continue Reading »

The Cost of Advocacy

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Posted on April 29th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

This week, I heard more heartbreaking stories of nurses who are working hard to advocate for their patients within the healthcare system and are finding it to be more and more difficult to do due to politics and competing interests within the... Continue Reading »

Advance planning can make a big difference at the doctor’s office

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Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Getting the most out of your visits to your doctor or other health care provider requires some advance planning for optimal success in achieving your goals and getting the most appropriate treatment. Before you arrive at your physician's office,... Continue Reading »

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 »