Posts by Barry Gutwein

Implant Controls Blood Sugar Without Insulin Injections

An implant can now control pancreatic insulin levels without the need for constant injections. Patients with Type I diabetes have a poorly functioning pancreas that doesn’t produce enough insulin to metabolize blood glucose. Constant injections are necessary for millions suffering from the disease. But now, researchers at Cornell University, have developed an implantable device that contains…

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Assisted Living Provider Benefits from $40 million USDA investment

An assisted living facility and long term care provider in Pennsylvania will use a $40 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a 123-unit assisted living facility and a 10- to 15-bed memory care unit. Assisted Living: Funding The project is one of 97 funded in 2017 through the Community Facilities Direct Loan…

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Medicaid Information System Needs Improvement, Feds Say

The Medicaid information system needs improvement says the GAO, (U.S. Government Accountability Office). They recommend that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) take steps to improve its system of tracking national Medicaid data, also known as the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS).       CMS established T-MSIS in 2011 to improve…

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Electronic Health Records Innovation Helps Doctors Know Test Costs

An electronic health records technology innovation now allows doctors to know the cost of a medical test before even ordering it.       Electronic Health Records: Smart Ribbon Technology Texas Hospital Association announced that it is now using Smart Ribbon analytics technology to show physicians their cost of a medical test before they order…

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Social Connections Improves Quality Of Life For Seniors

Social connections for seniors is critical in their maintaining a healthy and productive life. One of seniors biggest concerns is about losing their social network. As friends start to pass away or move to be closer to their families, many seniors find themselves without nearby friends to meet up with for everyday socializing.      …

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What Senior Citizen Hair Conditions May Say About Their Health

Hair conditions in a senior citizen may signal a serious illness. For example, dull, limp strands, or hair loss, can sometimes indicate a health issue. Here are a few hair conditions the elderly and their caretakers should watch out for these conditions.   Senior Citizen: Hair loss and graying While thinning and graying hair can be a standard part…

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Additional Doctors Specializing In Skilled Nursing Care

Doctors in greater numbers in the United States are entering the nursing home care field, which could indicate a trend toward the specialty as the U.S. population ages. Of the doctors who do any work in nursing homes, 21% specialize in nursing home care, according to a new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association…

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Steroids: The What, The How, And Are They Safe?

Steroids are chemicals that your body makes naturally. They help your organs, tissues, and cells do their jobs. You need a healthy balance of them to grow. Steroids can also refer to man-made medicines. The two main types are corticosteroids and anabolic steroids.       Steroids: What Are Corticosteroids? They’re medicines that quickly fight…

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