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Category: Heart Disease

Health News Round-Up: New Medicaid Rule Emphasizes Home Health Care

Proposed Medicaid Rule Highlights the Importance of Community-Based Care In May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new proposed rule governing Medicaid regulations for managed care. The last time these regulations were updated was in 2002, and the…

Perception + Deduction + Follow-Through = Stellar Care

Residential in the Real World The first step in problem-solving is observation; it is also the simplest. An experienced clinician is trained to notice numerous signs, no matter how subtle, that could point to a health issue. The next step, interpretation, takes a…

‘Eureka!’ — Turning the Corner toward Disease Self-Management

Residential in the Real World It happens time and again: We hear good advice, or we know what’s best for us, but we can’t make the change. Then out of the blue, something falls into place, and everything becomes clear. When it…

In Frigid February, a Recipe for Warm and Healthy Hearts

Chili Recipe

Featured recipe As much of the country continues to navigate the dregs of winter, meal planning can veer toward the warm and filling end of the culinary spectrum in an effort to combat the cold. Often, these kinds of heavy meals are…

Accurate Weight Tracking for Heart Health and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Weight Tracking

February has the market cornered when it comes to matters of the heart — from Valentine’s Day to being named American Heart Month. Moreover, February 8 – 14 is National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, devoted to recovering from and reducing the effects of…

Health News Round-Up: Conference Targets Widespread Caregiving Strains

White House Conference Echoes Caregiving Needs and Challenges The White House Conference on Aging, held once per decade since the 1960s, took place on July 13. A chief focus of this decade’s conference was meeting elders’ caregiving needs, featuring thought leaders such…

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