Articles by CareCentrix

  • Back to School with a Chronic Illness

    Preparation for return to school in the Fall can be stressful for any family. For families dealing with chronic illness in a child, the stresses are magnified.

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  • The ABC’s of DME

    DME is essentially medical equipment paid for by an insurance company. The category includes those items that would be covered by Medicare or other third-party payers. Accordingly, DME requires a physician to write a prescription for the equipment, and a certified supplier must accept the patient’s insurance.

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  • Wearable Devices to Help Patients Sleep Better

    Wrist-band based wearable devices are tools that insomnia sufferers and their doctors can use to help diagnose and treat several sleep problems. These devices detect movement, a measurement referred to by the scientific community as actigraphy.

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  • Reducing Stress Through Home Care

    Stress has been shown repeatedly to be associated with negative health outcomes and higher death rates. And stress may add to the morbidity and mortality associated with hospitalization.

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  • What is Palliative Care?

    Hospice and palliative care are often conflated, but there are important differences between them. Understanding these differences can help individuals and their caregivers choose appropriate treatment options.

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