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The NSPA Blog

The Caregiver Conundrum

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The number of seniors in America is skyrocketing, just as the number of available family members per seniors is declining This poses a caregiver conundrum for a lot of people. 50 years ago, it was easy. As parents or grandparents aged, their... Continue Reading »

Self-Medication: Dangers and Drivers

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Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Drug Related Adverse Effects, Patient Tools, Prescription Drugs

"In the United States, around 1 out of every 10 people who are at least 12 years old abused an illicit drug in the month leading up to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health."(NSDUH) And that's not even counting the legal drugs that are... Continue Reading »

Patient (Dis)Satisfaction

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Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Today I had an interesting experience becoming a new patient at a large orthopedic practice in Lake County. I'll admit I usually don't tell people I am a professional RN patient advocate when I first see them. I want to see how general population... Continue Reading »

Adovate Q&A — Sarah Valek

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Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Inspiring Stories, Something New, Tips & Resources

Sarah F Valek, RN MSN MBA, is a dedicated RN with 18 years experience in cardiology, pediatrics and healthcare management. She found her passion for advocacy early on in her career and understands the challenges patients face in today’s complex... Continue Reading »

Accessible Ways to Enjoy Springtime

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Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Something New, Tips & Resources

Warm weather is right around the corner - let's enjoy it! Around 2 million seniors in the U.S. never or rarely leave their homes. Not only does this have significant implications for their physical health but it can also impact on their... Continue Reading »

The Shingle Tingle

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Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Patient Advocacy

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans are likely to develop shingles in their lifetime But lots of people still don't know what shingles technically is In plain terms, shingles is a viral infection that causes painful, itchy or tingly skin... Continue Reading »

New Advances in the Treatment of Strokes

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Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Inspiring Stories, Something New

The University of Kentucky may not have made it as far as they would've liked in March Madness, but they're making huge strides in other areas that are even more important Right now, the 3rd leading cause of death in America is medical error. The... Continue Reading »

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