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The NSPA Blog

Drug Abuse Among the Elderly

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The Opiod Epidemic is bad - and getting worse - but it's not the only drug problem this country has Prescription drug use in America is out of control. That's not to say that I'm anti-medication by any means. Prescription drugs can literally be... Continue Reading »

Clinical Encounters: Where Communication Falls Short

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Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Clinical Trends, Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Something New

According a report by Kaiser Health News, the way we teach doctors to talk about death (and other tough topics) is changing This is a good thing. In traditional US medicine, doctors are trained so highly in clinical practices that their... Continue Reading »

RAISE Family Caregivers Act – What it means for you

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Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Healthcare Reform, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New

Support when it counts On January 22nd, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act into law. For families all around the country, this is wonderful news.  The RAISE Act was designed to... Continue Reading »

Driveway Safety Tips for Seniors

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Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

One of the most common causes of injury in senior citizens is due to falls around the home. As we age, it becomes easier and easier to lose our balance. A fall onto a hard surface can cause devastating damage to an aging body, leading to fractures,... Continue Reading »

The Health Benefits of Prayer

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Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools

According to the Washington Post, "...prayer is the most common complement to mainstream medicine, far outpacing acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and other alternative remedies." Though scientific studies vary as to the efficacy of prayer, most... Continue Reading »

Advocating for Lower Healthcare Costs for Seniors – Revisited

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Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Healthcare Reform, Insurance & Billing, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy

It feels like we're getting new information every day on how the US health system is changing. With costs seeming so volatile, we thought it'd be a good idea to revisit a previously published blog. Advocating for Lower Healthcare Costs for... Continue Reading »

Safe Sex for Seniors

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Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Safe sex never goes out of style Valentine's Day is right around corner, and while we're all for spreading the love, we want it spread safely. Practicing safe sex is important no matter what your age. With the growth rate of seniors skyrocketing,... Continue Reading »

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