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My Turn to Care

My husband had a heart attack this fall. He got a total of five stents, avoided open heart surgery, and is now in cardiac rehab. And I am helping take care of him.  Dan has been my caregiver as long as I’ve known him. He has stuck with me through the various ups and downs

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All eyes on disaster preparedness as Hurricane Michael approaches. As Hurricane Michael spins toward the Florida Panhandle, health systems in Florida and neighboring states are scrambling to prepare for the storm. Here are three things to consider to ensure your health system is properly prepared should a natural disaster strike close to home. 1. USE

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Nigeria at 58: Universal Health Coverage still a mirage

Four days after the 58th independence anniversary of Nigeria, concerned stakeholders have expressed concern over continuous slide in the health indices of the country. Among those who appraised performance of the health sector and returned damning verdicts include the President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile, Vice-President of the Joint Health Sector

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September 18 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Staying Positive While Living with a Chronic Illness

Life is unpredictable. Some days things might be going great and then, out of nowhere, you are thrown a curveball. These moments when I am confronted by life’s challenges often leave me feeling helpless and wondering, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ It started in 2011, when I thought I had my life all figured

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Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

“It shouldn’t have happened,” says Nicole Smith-Holt of Richfield, Minn., gazing at the death certificate of her son Alec Raeshawn Smith. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your

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What should affordable health care look like in NC?

The recent N.C. Influencer Series article reveals significant support from top leaders in N.C. to expand health insurance coverage for low-income individuals. Even those respondents reluctant to back Medicaid expansion are willing to consider ways to provide health insurance to low-income people that include shared responsibilities. Such an alternative proposal was introduced in April of

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August 9 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

RAND: NY Health Act would work

ALBANY, NY — A study commissioned by the New York State Health Foundation and performed by the RAND Corporation said the proposed single-payer health plan proposed in New York State is feasible, and would save the state healthcare system a bit of money. The proposed New York Health Act (NYHA), which the has been passed

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