• Heading Down the Path to Home-Based Hospital Care

    Healing at home is a trend that’s been quickly gaining speed in developed countries around the world. In the United States, however, health systems that encourage patients who don’t need intensive 24/7 hospital care to opt for home care instead, is being adopted at a slower pace.

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  • 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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