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Know the Science

Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Know the Science Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” On this …

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Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the Marketplace (Exchange) in 2018

This map shows the counties at risk of having no insurer on the marketplace (exchange), created by the Affordable Care Act, in 2018, based on a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of insurer rate filings and news reports Source: Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the Marketplace (Exchange) in 2018 | The Henry J. …

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Pain and pain assessment in people with ID

Pain and pain assessment in people with intellectual disability: Issues and challenges in practice Source: Pain and pain assessment in people with intellectual disability: Issues and challenges in practice – Doody – 2017 – British Journal of Learning Disabilities – Wiley Online Library Accessible summary Pain is difficult to identify when people cannot communicate. If …

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The Role of Families As Caregivers & Guides for Whole Health & Wellness

Health care providers often focus on serving either children or adults. While this focus may mean more tailored approaches to care for the individual patient, it may be a missed opportunity to address the role of family on health outcomes. Source: Multi-Generational Approach to Care Overview  Taking a multi-generational approach involves changing the focus of how …

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Plan Your Lifespan

Source: http://www.planyourlifespan.org People are living longer. Are you prepared to turn 80, 90, or 100? This website will help you plan for health events such as hospitalizations, falls, and memory loss that may happen as people get older. This planning differs from end of life care and wills. Do you know… What your rehabilitation options are …

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Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015 | MMWR

Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015 Source: Vital Signs: Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015 | MMWR Abstract Background: Although the overall life expectancy at birth has increased for both blacks and whites and the gap between these populations …

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