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The last American miners – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com

19 Sep

The last American miners – in pictures | Art and design | theguardian.com.

Photographer Bryan Schutmaat‘s project Grays the Mountain Sends shows the stoic faces and rundown homes of fading former mining communities in the US. Schutmaat was inspired by the writing of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, and has just won the 2013 Daylight photography award

 

 

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64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida | Video – ABC News

9 Sep

64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida | Video – ABC News.

Oh Sweet Lorraine

28 Aug

 

Happy Birthday

15 Aug

From televeda- a special mention to Mr. G.V.R Murthy.

Happy Birthday, may your star continue to shine.

Predicting The Future Of Healthcare In One Little Statistic – Forbes

18 May

Predicting The Future Of Healthcare In One Little Statistic – Forbes.

Interesting report on health care costs from birth to death and what amount will be need for the retirement years.

Top Ten Things a Caregiver Needs

18 May

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Celebrating Older Americans Month

17 May

This month is Older Americans Month, a joint recognition month sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging. The 2013 theme, “Unleash the Power of Age!”, celebrates the contributions of older Americans in this country. Some of the month’s activities include a “challenge” for adults age 60 and older to demonstrate how they continue to be actively engaged in their communities (for more information, please visit http://www.olderamericansmonth.acl.gov/challenge.html).

After receiving treatment for an injury or illness, many older Americans face the challenge of becoming active again. A look at the Home Health Chartbook identifies some characteristics of older adults using home health services:

  • Following an inpatient stay, 38.7 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are discharged to post-acute care.
  • Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity without a major complication or comorbidity accounts for the largest percentage of Home Health Part A claims in 2010 at 10.77 percent, or 211,779 claims that year. Another 31,145 claims were made for hip and femur procedures with a complication or comorbidity.
  • Medicare home health users with the most common diagnoses experienced slightly lower 30-day rehospitalization rates than skilled nursing facility users, including a mere 4.33 percent rate among major joint replacement or reattachment patients.

Read more here.

CBC News – Is this the future of hospitals in Canada?

17 Apr

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Bring on Lean Six Sigma to healthcare! Is this the future of hospitals in Canada? http://t.co/D10WI651wI
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Digital Health Strategy: From Novelty to Necessity – Forbes

16 Apr

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Is your digital health gadget a novelty? I’m guilty.  The devices I carry with me are more an intellectual curiosity than a tool driven by my desire for health or wellness. And there lies a key insight into this marketplace.

Empowered Living‘s insight:

Interesting points. Most digital health tools in the market are going through the "shiny phase".

See on www.forbes.com

Startup Gerijoy’s Virtual Elder Care Companion Saves Senior from Abuse – HIT Consultant

16 Apr

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HIT Consultant Startup Gerijoy’s Virtual Elder Care Companion Saves Senior from Abuse HIT Consultant Talking dog saves senior, inspires startup GeriJoy to provide improved senior supervision and emergency alerts through its virtual elder care…

See on www.hitconsultant.net