Clear Surgical Mask

Revolutionizing health care and putting a premium on clearer communication The Communicator™ This Patented, FDA-registered device meets ASTM Level 1 surgical mask standards with the added benefit of a fog-resistant clear window for improved communication.  Supported by Interpreters, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Hygienists, Orthodontists, and other Health Professionals seeking clearer communication and exceptional protection. The Communicator mask designed and produced by Safe’N’Clear, is designed to serve as an innovative and affordable protective device for health care professionals and consumers who desire clear communication while wearing protective gear.…

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An Anti-Aging Pill? Think Twice

The diabetes drug metformin, sometimes taken to slow aging, may blunt the health benefits of exercise. By Gretchen Reynolds A popular diabetes drug sometimes is taken to slow aging may diminish some of the expected health benefits of aerobic exercise in healthy older adults, according to a new report. The drug, metformin, can blunt certain physical changes from exercise that normally help people to age well. The results raise questions about the relationship between pills and physical activity in healthy aging and also…

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Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

Catherine Price (@catherine_price) is the author of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” and creator of Screen/Life Balance. If you’re like many people, you may have decided that you want to spend less time staring at your phone. It’s a good idea: an increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend on our smartphones is interfering with our sleep, self-esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, creativity, productivity and problem-solving and decision-making skills. But there is another reason for us to rethink our relationships with our…

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

(Excerpted from:)A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. by Melissa Bailey and JoNel Alecca  April 9, 2019 When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage…

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House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

by Abby Goodenough / NYTimes May 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring up the Affordable Care Act to lowering drug prices, as Democrats tried to hold Republicans to their campaign promises to secure coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and rein in the cost of prescription medicine. But Democratic leaders appeared to be focused less on the substance of the measures than on their likely demise in the Republican-controlled Senate. “There’s…

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Why are some Florida medical offices denying American Sign Language interpreters for patients who are deaf?

Disability Rights /Florida News Feed All too often, Disability Rights Florida is involved in individual complaints related to medical offices refusing to provide interpreters for patients who are deaf. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is very clear on the standards for effective communication. It is our hope by publishing information and resources that we can provide an education platform for individuals with deafness to understand their rights and for medical offices to understand their responsibilities. Please visit these documents for better understanding…

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A 5-Point Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

For years, even decades, everyone from patients to presidents has been complaining about the spiraling prices of prescription drugs. Yet little has been done to change that. Perhaps the time has finally arrived. In May 2017, the AARP Bulletin ran an extended report on why drugs cost as much as they do. While the U.S. health care system is incredibly complex, the answer boiled down to something simple: In a world of strong patent laws and limited regulation of pricing, for-profit pharmaceutical companies…

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They Won’t Kill You but They Sure Make You Miserable

8 of the Most Painful Medical Conditions A roundup of the top agony-inducing ailments, and new ways to find relief by Lisa Haney, AARP, February 8, 2019  It started with a persistent jaw ache. Eileen R., a grant writer in Dallas, had gone to several dentists, who suggested the cause was a bad tooth or, perhaps, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). But none could pinpoint the source of her discomfort. When she mentioned the migraine headaches she was also getting, a dentist referred her…

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After a Hip Fracture, Reducing the Risk of a Recurrence

By Jane E. Brody . New York Times April 15, 2019 Following a fracture, patients should have a bone density test, evaluation of calcium and vitamin   D levels and, in nearly all cases, medication to protect against further bone loss. Just as lightning can strike the same target more than once in a given storm, hip fractures can and do happen again to the same person. Yet, more often than not, people who fracture a hip do not get follow-up treatment that…

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Wake up, people: You’re fooling yourself about sleep, study says

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN . April 17, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/07/health/parallels/sleep/ Many of us have notions about sleep that have little basis in fact and may even be harmful to our health, according to researchers at NYU Langone Health's School of Medicine, who conducted a study published Tuesday in the journal Sleep Health. "There's such a link between good sleep and our waking success," said lead study investigator Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health.…

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