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HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy
April 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy

In a HealthBeat message and podcast issued on April 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pronounced that "Your health is going digital. Health applications on the go are becoming more available." The message describes new mobi...

Helpful Organizing Tips for Caregivers
March 12, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Helpful Organizing Tips for Caregivers

Here are a few useful apps that can organize all of your elderly loved one's documents. Evernote (note taking service), an app that saves information, web pages, notes, and attachments across all your devices. Includes a great search function. A...

TSA Provides Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
October 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
TSA Provides Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

A new update on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website announces and provides information about a new Helpline called "TSA Cares" that will be provided by the TSA to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. A...

Wearing a Pedometer Can Help You Walk More, Study Finds
August 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
Wearing a Pedometer Can Help You Walk More, Study Finds

A study by scientists in Australia has found that seniors who clipped on a pedometer nearly doubled the time they spent walking each week. The study, by Gregory S. Kolt, Ph.D., head of the School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, ...

Health IT, Electronic Health Records & Health IT Jobs Expanding, New Data Show
February 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
Health IT, Electronic Health Records & Health IT Jobs Expanding, New Data Show

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced new data on Friday, February 17, showing that the use of electronic health records has more than doubled between 2009 and ...

Electronic Health Records Can Relieve Caregiver Stress; A Caregiver Tells Her Story
February 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Electronic Health Records Can Relieve Caregiver Stress; A Caregiver Tells Her Story

Cynthia Whisker, a social service coordinator who counsels families and seniors about how to handle the stress of caregiving for their loved ones, has herself become a caregiver for her husband. Her husband underwent both a liver transplant and heart ...

A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness
October 6, 2011 Posted by Editor
A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness

Steve Jobs, 56, the founder of Apple®, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite his personal struggle, Jobs is remembered for his remarkable contributions to technology, including healthcare and wellness tec...

HHS Text4Health Task Force Recommends Health Text Messaging Initiatives
September 20, 2011 Posted by Editor
HHS Text4Health Task Force Recommends Health Text Messaging Initiatives

On Monday, September 19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new recommendations of its Text4Health Task Force as well as other initiatives to support health text messaging and encourage development of mobile health (mHealt...

At National Health IT Week Summit HHS Proposes New Rules to Give Patients Direct Access to Their Lab Reports
September 13, 2011 Posted by Editor
At National Health IT Week Summit HHS Proposes New Rules to Give Patients Direct Access to Their Lab Reports

On August 12, 2011, at an inaugural Summit for National Health IT Week, taking place August 11-16, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced proposed new rules that would allow patients for the first time to gain access to t...

Americans Increasingly Find Health Information via Internet, CDC Reports
August 3, 2011 Posted by Editor
Americans Increasingly Find Health Information via Internet, CDC Reports

Sixty-one percent of all U.S. adults have used the Internet to look for health or medical information, and adult women, non-hispanic whites, and employed adults with higher incomes are among the most frequent users, according to a Data Brief published...

New Site Featuring Low- and High-Tech Solutions For Home Health Care
July 24, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Modern Health Talk is a new online community promoting home health care technologies as a way of replacing institutional care (nursing homes & assisted living) with aging in place at home. The community includes: Website (mHealthTalk.com) wi...

Telemedicine Allows Parkinson's Patients to Visit Their Doctors by Video Conference
June 29, 2011 Posted by Editor
Telemedicine Allows Parkinson's Patients to Visit Their Doctors by Video Conference

A new telemedicine program at the University of Rochester Movement Disorders Clinic in Rochester, New York, supported in part by funding from the National Parkinson Foundation, is allowing patients with Parkinson's Disease to see their doctors remotely...

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Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid
October 31, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Some things to consider before buying a hearing aid, such as a telecoil, directional microphone, digital noise reduction, and, of course, one's lifestyle. Watch a short video from Consumer Reports »

Tips on Finding Senior Discounts
July 18, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

While many discounts to seniors begin at 55 years of age, some start as early as 50. Listed below are some sites that may help you save for yourself, your elderly loved one, or both of you. Some things to consider: To claim a senior discount y...

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Music And Medicine
August 14, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

A Cleveland Clinic study shows music may help you relax in the operating room, which could lead to a better surgical outcome. Watch Cleveland Clinic's Damir Janigro, Ph.D»

Making the Bathroom Safer for Your Elderly Parent
January 5, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch this video for good tips on how to make the bathroom safer for your elderly parent or other elderly loved one»

FDA warns Invacare Corp. about failing to address consumer complaints about electric beds
January 5, 2011 Posted by Editor

Federal regulators have issued a warning to Invacare Corp., an Ohio manufacturer of electric beds, for failing to report and address consumer complaints about its electric beds -- including allegations involving three deaths after fires or entrapment, ...

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