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IT can help patients age in place – but they understand it

By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — The United States is at a juncture of a “perfect storm” – a burgeoning

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Do you really need an annual physical?

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans. A physical examination is a routine series of tests

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Kid Cudi’s rehab prompts meaningful discussions of race and mental ilness
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Rapper and actor Kid Cudi is receiving a wave of support from fans after announcing that he has checked himself into rehab to combat ...
Blacks and salt
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The average American consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium per day; the recommendation for the American Heart Association is 1,500 mg per day. When there’s ...
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In mental health care, are we treating the symptom but not the cause?
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Mental health underlies many of the issues at the forefront of our national consciousness. Police brutality, gun violence, mass incarceration — ...
Nurse Tiffanie Abrajano checks Alton Rodgers' medications so he knows how to take them after going home from the hospital.
DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Gaps in care persist during transition from hospital to home
By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Last article in a series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — Alton Rodgers had just come in from gardening when he suddenly blacked out and collapsed ...
Hattie Hill, 105, who has arthritis and a history of strokes, said she prefers the emergency room for seniors because of the extra attention
DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs reduce stress, medical risks for elders
By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Part Three of a Series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — The Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the ...
Lack of sleep can lead to false confessions
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStar-NewsToday.com) — Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a new ...
Willie Mae Rich exercises with nurse Andres Viles, who keeps elderly patients mentally and physically active at Birmingham hospital.
DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly hospital patients need to keep moving
By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Part 2 of series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) – Thelma Atkins ended up in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital-Highlands after a neighbor ...
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DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled
By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor. Then, in ...

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