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A Twist on Caring for a Parent: Move Into the Home

The New York Times

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A few adult children have found that the simplest arrangement can be found in an apartment at the same retirement community, as it enables them to care for their elderly parents efficiently.

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The Power of Nursing

The New York Times

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In 2010, 5.9 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the United States. The Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP, arranges for registered nurses to make regular home visits to first-time low-income or vulnerable mothers, starting early in their pregnancies and continuing until their ...

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Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life's End — But Does It Save Money?

KQED

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People of low income often have bad health habits and more ER visits which is a large cost for Medicare. AIM, a pre-hospice program in Oakland, found that personalized and preventive care reduces ER visits, is less expensive and improves their patients quality of life.

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From Institution To Inclusion

WAMU

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For the last 40 years, people with developmental disabilities in D.C. have been fighting for the chance to be like everyone else. This is their story.

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San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment

The New York Times

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The H.I.V. infection rate in San Francisco dropped drastically after the city increased testing and created programs like Rapid, which immediately offer public health insurance, antiretroviral drugs, and personal counselors for people with AIDS.

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If this was a pill, you'd do anything to get it

Washington Post

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*Medical research has done wonders to rid populations of diseases; however, the U.S. health care system has failed to appropriate the right resources to Medicare patients with one or more chronic conditions. Health Quality Partners in Doylstown, PA enrolls Medicare patients with at least one chro...

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N.Y.C. Nurses Aid Low-Income First-Time Mothers

The New York Times

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New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses with economically poor first-time mothers. Different studies have shown that women...

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Silver Linings: Medical residents make house calls for elders

New Hampshire Union Leader

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Emergency room visits cost money and are not the most comfortable places to be. The Massachusetts-based Medicare program called Independence at Home gives doctors incentives to visit frail patients at home and received a cut of the cost. The program also pairs patients with social workers and con...

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The Worst Thing That Could Happen Nearly Did and Probably Will Soon

TakePart

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Flu epidemics are predicted to be a major source of human death in the coming years, which, is why attention and funding needs to be paid to research and understanding. Bowman, in this article, discusses how Ohio narrowly missed a flu pandemic.

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In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

The New York Times

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The cholera outbreak in Haiti affected and killed thousands of people. Treating patients as quickly as possible became a top priority. Mass Design Group designed Gheskio's Cholera Treatment Center as a building that promotes recovery with water sanitation, ultimately reducing the number of cases ...

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