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Hearing Clubs Boost Physical, Mental Health, Quality of Life Among Seniors

If long-term care facilities can afford them, hearing clubs can lower stress and improve physical and mental health, mood and overall quality of life for their senior citizen residents, an audiologist in a noted Canadian geriatric care center said. During a poster panel at the American Society on Aging’s annual conference titled “Aging in America” […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 4)

In addition to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually-impaired, MMW coalition advocates say it is important to reach seniors with limited English proficiency (LEP) with healthcare information using “unique outreach methods” and “effective strategies.” During her own panel, “Reaching Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Older Adults with Health Care Outreach,” Erin Weir, MSW, manager of healthcare access […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 3)

Aside from the deaf, visually-impaired seniors and individuals in general must also be served to enable them to gain access to Medicare and other government benefits. Kim S. Liddell, information and referral advocate for the Progress Center for Independent Living, an outfit aimed at serving disabled individuals in Blue Island, Ill., a south suburb of […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 2)

In particular, the MMW coalition is seeking to provide more services to the hard-of-hearing and deaf communities, she explained. “We tell how we reach certain groups.” Gerdes said. “We had JulieAnn Chavez, [former Make Medicare Work project coordinator for the Progress Center for Independent Living and the volunteer management coordinator/Medicare benefits specialist for the state […]

Illinois Medicare Watchdog Group Pledges To Reach Out to More Non-English Speakers, Disabled Individuals, Indigents (Part 1)

With the difficulties involved, a suburban Illinois Medicare and benefits watchdog group plans to reach out to more disabled persons, limited English speakers, mentally ill patients, hearing- and vision-impaired individuals, welfare recipients and those new to Medicare, three health insurance and benefits information leaders said at a conference on the aging. The Make Medicare Work […]

The Perfect Flu Storm: New Jersey Lowers Minimum Age for Pharmacists to Administer the Influenza Vaccine

A few months ago I started dating this woman from the greater Philadelphia region. Needless to say, she’s amazing – full of spunk, sass, and strong character (and she’s quite beautiful too!). Our relationship has gotten to the point that, as men, we internally shudder to contemplate – meeting her family. Although I met them […]

Dark Pharmacy: The Science of Date Rape Drugs

Although an unpleasant topic, understanding how date rape drugs work explains why they are used by sexual predators. All date rape drugs bind to receptors in the brain to produce effects that render the victim helpless. Three date rape drugs that are most commonly used are Rohypnol, GHB and ketamine. Rohypnol Rohypnol is the brand […]