The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month.
The general public may have wondered why it was worth announcing last week that Kaiser Permanente and 105,000 of its union employees had agreed that staff would either get a flu shot or wear surgical masks in patient-care areas during flu season.
For many chronically ill older patients, house calls are replacing some hospital stays.
People's homes became a less common setting for end-of-life hospice care last year, while the amount of hospice services provided in acute care hospitals and other facilities increased.
Each year, we pause to reflect on the importance of rehabilitation in healthcare and the successes of occupational, physical and speech therapy. So when did we begin setting aside a week devoted to rehabilitation? It turns out that this healthcare holiday is almost 40 years old. Rehab awareness was first celebrated 39 years ago in 1976. At the time, the holiday consisted of a small-scale awareness campaign created by Allied Services Health System, a not-for-profit integrated health system, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Since that time, the awareness campaign has grown into “National Rehabilitation Awareness Week” and is celebrated annually across the United States. This observance, which falls on the third week of every September, promotes the value of rehabilitation, highlights the capabilities of people with disabilities, salutes the professionals who provide services to this community and renews our commitment to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation was established in 1996 by Allied Services, who has continued to serve as the sponsor for National Rehabilitation Week as a nationwide celebration to educate people on the benefits of rehabilitation
Tom Watson has relied on a prosthetic limb since the 1970s, when a 10,000-pound bulldozer rolled over part of his right leg.
A doctor's training hasn't historically focused on sensitivity. And too often while juggling heavy workloads and high stress, they can be viewed as brusque, condescending or inconsiderate.
Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is teaming with Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., in pushing a plan aimed at replacing traditional Medicare cards with smart cards containing computer chips to guard against fraud and identity theft.
The nation's health care providers are under orders to start using a new system of medical codes to describe illnesses and injuries in more detail than ever before.
This October the River City is
pleased to host the 2nd Louisville Innovation Summit (www.lisummit.com), which will bring together
an unparalleled group of innovators, entrepreneurs and executives committed to
lifelong wellness and aging. Aneesh Chopra, the United States’ first Chief
Technology Officer, is giving the keynote address, and Kindred is one of the founding
partners along with Humana, Trilogy, ResCare, Signature HealthCARE and Delta
Dental of Kentucky.
The mission of the Louisville
Innovation Summit is to provide insight, share expertise and explore new
avenues of quality aging care. Because Louisville is a world leader in
lifelong wellness and aging care, with over $48 billion in revenue and the
nation’s largest collection of aging care companies, it provides a perfect
venue to host this important meeting of the minds. Many of the most creative
thinkers of our day will meet at the Summit to share their innovations and re-imagine
the quality and economics of long term wellness.
If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.
Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been increasing dramatically in the United States, with reported cases in August alone more than doubling from expected levels for that period, U.S. health officials say.
Cheaper versions of biologic drugs would be identified by a suffix to distinguish them from their more expensive, branded counterparts under draft guidance issued on Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Whenever Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, speaks about pressing medical needs he often brings up the universal flu vaccine.
When choosing a password, consider making an acronym from sentences and use characters, numbers and mixed capitalization for complexity. Also, never give out your login credentials (over the phone, in person, or in e-mail.)
In this example, the letters in mixed capitalization are an acronymic representation of the sentence: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. For added complexity, the letter 'O' is represented as a zero, and the sentence is finished in the special character '!'
In one of the largest population studies on pain to date, researchers with the National Institutes of Health estimate that nearly 40 million Americans experience severe pain and more than 25 million have pain every day.
Doctors' practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don't expect your doctor to "friend" you on Facebook - at least, not just yet.
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